Cool, drizzly weather expected for northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Monday (Nov. 23) and continuing through Tuesday, cool and rainy weather is expected in the region north of Taoyuan and the eastern side of Taiwan, while the re...

Indian summer to continue across Taiwan through Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said on Wednesday (Nov. 18) that the Indian summer, or atypically warm weather for autumn, will continue through Friday. From Friday night...

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In late July, volunteers from a Bangladeshi charity started getting calls seeking support from people from the country’s vast coastal region that had been flooded for months d...

Typhoon, deadly landslides ravage central Vietnam

Soldiers used bulldozers searched in deep mud Thursday for landslide victims at two central Vietnamese hillside villages deluged during Typhoon Molave. Described by authorities as Vietnam's worst...

Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus with 15 onboard

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A landslide in northern Pakistan on Sunday buried a minibus with 15 people onboard under tons of mud and rock with rescue workers digging through the wreckage in the hopes of finding ...

Thai police crack down on protesters, PM refuses to resign

BANGKOK (AP) — Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister ...

Is rapid urbanization making Pakistan's cities less livable?

Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, is shrouded in plumes of smog from October to February every year as crop burning exacerbates the city's air pollution problem. The monsoo...

India's contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their coronavirus catastrophe. ...

At least 8 dead in residential building collapse in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least eight people, officials said. Rescuers were working to find...

India: Several dead after Mumbai building collapse

At least 10 people are dead and 25 feared trapped after a residential building collapsed near Mumbai on Monday, officials said. Pankaj Ashiya, the commissioner of the city of Bhiwandi in Thane distri...

Search resumes in villages hit by Nepal landslide, 11 dead

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers resumed searching on Monday for people missing since a deadly landslide struck three villages in Nepal's mountains, authorities said. So far, 11 bodi...

Landslide kills 6, 26 more missing in Nepal mountains

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A landslide triggered by overnight rainfall swept through three Nepalese villages Sunday, killing at least six people while 26 were reported missing and believed to be buried b...

Building collapses in Pakistani city of Karachi, killing 1

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A multistory building that developed cracks during recent heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi collapsed on Thursday, killing at least one person an...

Pakistan: Climate change, environmental problems put government in a bind

Torrential rainfall in Pakistan claimed more than 100 lives last week, while causing widespread property and infrastructure damage. The southern port city Karachi was thrown into chaos. Residential...

Death toll from flooding in northwest Pakistan rises to 48

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by week-long monsoon rains that have hit northwestern Pakistan, including the scenic Swat Valley, have brought the death toll to 48, a government spoke...