Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead, 397,000 displaced

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from floods in Indonesia's capital rose to 43 of Friday as rescuers found more bodies amid receding floodwaters, disaster officials said. Mo...

Floods in Indonesia capital kill 17, force thousands to flee

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Severe flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia's capital have killed 17 people and displaced tens of thousands, a disaster official said Thursday. ...

4 dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesia's capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the New Year's, killing at least four people, displacing thousands and forcing the closure of a domestic...

Christmas typhoon leaves 16 dead in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines over Christmas left at least 16 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, officials said. ...

Venice flood damage to St. Mark's Cathedral totals millions

VENICE, Italy (AP) — “Every stone is a treasure,’’ says the technical director of St. Mark’s Basilica’s vestry board, indicating the prized gold-leaf mosaics overhead, the inlaid stone pavement and th...

Venice faces new exceptional flooding, but below peak

ROME (AP) — The Italian city of Venice is facing more intense floods on Monday while still recovering from the exceptional high tide that hit it in November, causing massive damage. ...

In New Jersey, a slow-motion evacuation from climate change

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Housing is in high demand in the heavily populated northeastern United States. But in Woodbridge, New Jersey, the state has bought and torn down 145 homes since 2013 and retur...

Venice hotels counting the cost of November's floods

ROME (AP) — Venice's hoteliers association estimates that the city's hotels suffered about 30 million euros ($34 million) worth of structural damage during November's floods. The ove...

4 dead in Spain and Portugal from accidents caused by storms

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain and Portugal said Friday that four people have died in accidents following heavy rain. The office of Spain’s government representative in the nort...

Swiss Re says disasters cost world $140 billion in 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Insurer Swiss Re says losses from natural and man-made disasters cost about $140 billion this year, down from $176 billion in 2018. The Zurich-based reinsurance company...

Putin acknowledges threats posed by climate change

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that global climate change poses new challenges to Russia. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin said that globa...

Venice's endurance symbolized in Royal Gardens re-opening

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice’s Royal Gardens were first envisioned by Napoleon, flourished under Austrian Empress Sissi and were finally turned over to the public by the House of Savoy, only to fall in...

Japan affected most by extreme weather in 2018: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan, the Philippines, and Germany are the three countries that suffered the most from extreme weather events in 2018, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020 pub...

AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition

MADRID (AP) — This year's U.N. climate negotiations in Madrid, the longest in 25 nearly annual such gatherings, ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warm...

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner wins reelection in runoff

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s incumbent mayor won a second term on Saturday night, holding off a millionaire trial lawyer whose previous support of President Donald Trump had become one of the main campaig...