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Fire breaks out at Taiwan's Taichung Power Plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out Thursday morning (June 10) at the Taichung Power Plant, the fourth-largest coal-fired power station in the world. At 7:09 a.m. on Thursday morning, the...

Video shows massive fire break out in Kaohsiung steel mill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive blaze broke out at a steel plant in Kaohsiung Sunday evening (May 9), injuring one and halting operations at the facility. The Kaohsiung City Fire Department ...

India’s COVID 'inferno': Why is the second surge happening now?

Hospitals scrambling for oxygen, people waiting for ambulances that never arrive, crematoriums running out of space. After a relatively controlled first COVID wave, India is now shattering global rec...

India: Coronavirus cases surge, US promises vaccine help

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in India, with the South Asian country recording about 350,000 new infections on Tuesday and the death toll crossing 200,000. Indian officials said 3,286 people die...

Iraqi medics recount horrors from Baghdad's hospital inferno

BAGHDAD (AP) — It was a night of unimaginable horror as flames engulfed the intensive care unit of a Baghdad hospital: deafening screams, a patient jumping to his death to escape the inferno and relat...

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in pl...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control:...

Firefighters put out bungalow fire in Taiwan's Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive fire broke out at a residential building in Northern Tainan on Wednesday (April 7). Tainan City Government Fire Bureau's Sixth Disaster Relief and...

Bus-tanker collision kills at least 11 in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 11 people were killed early Thursday in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon when a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel collided with a bus. Nuevo Leon'...

Fire visible across Los Angeles burns commercial yard, buses

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot Friday. The inferno erupted in Comp...

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive fire that erupted when a fuel tanker exploded over the weekend at a major crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border was brought under c...

EXPLAINER: K2 beckons the daring, but rarely in winter

ISLAMABAD (AP) — K2′s “savage” peak beckons the daring, but rare is the climber who answers the call in winter. Dwarfed only by Mount Everest, K2 is the world’s second highest peak a...

Huge blaze rages at northern New Jersey recycling plant

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A massive fire engulfed a northern New Jersey recycling plant overnight and raged into Saturday morning as firefighters battled flames, frigid cold and wind. The...

'Barney Miller,' 'Sanford and Son' actor Gregory Sierra dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Sierra, who had memorable roles in the 1970s sitcoms “Barney Miller" and “Sanford and Son," has died after battling cancer. He was 83. Sierra's widow, Helene,...