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Lava from Guatemala's Pacaya volcano threatens towns

EL PATROCINIO, Guatemala (AP) — Residents of small communities living around Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano wake each day wondering if the lava will reach their homes. A lava flow descen...

40,000 displaced in north Mozambique after assault on Palma

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 40,000 displaced and urgently needing food, work suspended on a multi-billion-dollar gas investment, and scores of dead still being counted. The damage caus...

Approaching typhoon displaces 68,000 people in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An approaching typhoon has flooded villages in the eastern and central Philippines, where more than 68,000 people have been evacuated to safety as a precaution although the ...

Cape Town wildfire forces evacuation of university students

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain forced the evacuation of students from the University of Cape Town on Sunday. Wind spread the blaze ...

New migrant facilities crop up to ease crowding, again

For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to...

Cultural festival showcases Caribbean and Latin American delicacies, performing arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The one-day Culture Uma Fest, held on Saturday (April 17) at Taipei's Maji Square, was a resounding success that drew a large crowd eager to learn more about Caribbean...

Once again, volcanic Caribbean island looks to recovery

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, on the morning of May 7, 1902. “The top of the...

New blast at St. Vincent volcano; cruise ship helps evacuees

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano shot out another explosive burst of gas and ash on Friday as a cruise ship arrived to evacuate some of the foreigners who had been stuck on a St. Vin...

Florida to close wastewater reservoir with leak history

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida is moving to permanently close the leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir that poured millions of gallons of water into Tampa Bay while threatening to burst open an...

'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean...

Photo of the Day: Volcano on Taiwan's ally Saint Vincent explodes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This photo shows a massive volcanic eruption that struck Taiwan's diplomatic ally Saint Vincent and the Grenadines over the weekend. La Soufriere, a volcano located...

Arizona wildfire destroys 12 homes; 200 people evacuated

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A small community in south-central Arizona remained under an evacuation notice Friday after crews and air tankers stopped the growth of a wildfire that burned at least 12 hom...

St. Vincent to evacuate thousands under volcano threat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Empty cruise ships were scheduled to arrive Friday at the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent to help transport thousands of people who evacuated their homes under the...

St. Vincent warns of volcanic eruption, orders evacuations

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent said Wednesday they believe an active volcano is in danger of exploding and have ordered mandatory evacuations. ...

Japan: Mount Fuji report doubles previous estimate of lava flow

A new hazard map drawn up to prepare local residents for a possible eruption of Japan's Mount Fuji warns that earlier predictions may have underestimated the true scale of the danger. The updated...