'This is huge': Locust swarms destroy crops in East Africa

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insect...

Spain: Storm death toll up to 7, major river floods feared

MADRID (AP) — Three more people have died as a result of a fierce storm that has battered Spain for the past three days, authorities said Wednesday, raising the death toll to seven. ...

Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final

WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place. ...

Taiwanese travelers to Southeast Asia advised to watch out for epidemics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan ramps up measures to ward off the novel coronavirus that has spread from Wuhan, China, residents planning to travel to Southeast Asia during the Lunar New Year h...

Hail, floods, dust hit Australia amid raging wildfires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dust storms, hail and flash floods have battered beleaguered Australian cities in recent days, extreme weather that has diminished the threat from scores of wildfires that c...

Floods kill at least 6 in southern Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least six people have died and at least one more was missing Sunday following torrential rains in southern Brazil, authorities said. Meteorologists said near...

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...