Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the o...

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

LONDON (AP) — Environmental issues dominate the global risks for top decision-makers over the coming decade, organizers of next week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Wednes...

Despite risks, villagers made Philippine volcano their home

TALISAY, Philippines (AP) — It's the second-most active volcano in the Philippines, a designated permanent danger zone long declared off-limits to human settlements. Yet to more than 5,000 people the ...

The Latest: 6 Democrats take the stage for 1st 2020 debate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the January Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 8 p.m. Six Democratic presidential candidates are taking the de...

Harsh weather kills 70 more people in Pakistan, Afghanistan

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Severe winter weather has claimed more lives as avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall killed 55 people in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while 15 died in neighboring Afgh...

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 43 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 43 dead, officials said Monday as authoriti...

Firefighter dies as Australia plans to adapt to wildfires

BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Another firefighter has died battling the Australian wildfire crisis and the prime minister on Sunday said his government was adapting and building resilience to the fire d...

A decade after Haitian earthquake, a young victim struggles

CANAAN, Haiti (AP) — Just before 5 p.m., Marie-Mislen Thomas’ house fell on top of her three children. In the first nightmarish hour after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti on Ja...

California governor to unveil budget, could expand benefits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will announce his state spending plan on Friday, flush with a multi-billion surplus that state lawmakers expect he will use to give full health b...

Taiwan election misinformation floods social media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Central Election Committee (CEC) said at a press briefing on Wednesday (Jan. 8) there has been an increase in fake information on the internet about Saturday...

Mudslides, blackouts hamper search after Indonesia floods

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mudslides and power blackouts hampered the search for people missing in massive floods in Indonesia's capital, where more than 60 people have died and some of the tens of tho...

Indonesia’s flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia’s capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 pe...

Indonesia's flooded capital disinfected to fend off disease

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia's capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 people and aff...

Vogue Italia eschews photos for sustainable January issue

ROME (AP) — Vogue Italia has produced its first issue of the new year and decade with an eye on sustainability, substituting fashion illustrations for photographs in an effort to reduce the environmen...

53 dead in Landslides, flash floods in Indonesia's capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 53 people dead in and around Indonesia's capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people appare...