Hundreds of thousands at Honduras' shelters after hurricanes

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under high...

Taiwan donates US$200,000 to the Philippines for typhoon relief

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (MECO) thanked Taiwan on Friday (Nov. 20) for donating US$200,000 to disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, as the country works to rebuild from ...

Horde of earthworms scare in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Masses of worms spotted squirming on a track in Taitung have shocked locals, sparking speculation that the incident might herald something ominous. As the staff at Tait...

Australia wildfires probe recommends climate risk forecasts

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate change on specific parts of the count...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October ...

Taiwan donates US$400,000 to Vietnam in aid for flood victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan donated US$400,000 on Friday (Oct. 23) to Vietnam in aid after the country suffered the severest floods and landslides in decades. Richard Shih (石瑞琦), Taiwan&rsq...

Plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific provokes furious reaction

Environmental groups have reacted furiously to reports that the Japanese government is set to approve plans to dump more than 1 million tons of highly radioactive water stored at the Fukushima nuclear...

Vietnam: Devastating landslides hit army camp

Rescue teams in Vietnam raced against the clock on Sunday in search for a dozen men, after a series of landslides overwhelmed an army camp. Heavy rain has pounded over central Vietnam for more than ...

Sudan inflation hits new record in September as prices spike

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s annual inflation has hit a new record peak as prices of bread and other staples keep surging, according to official figures released on Tuesday. The country's Ce...

Flooding in France, Italy: Rescue crews step up search efforts

Rescue services stepped up search and rescue efforts on Sunday in the wake of massive flooding in southeastern France and northwestern Italy. Rescue efforts were concentrated on the Roya Valley in Fr...

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. ...

IMF endorses Sudan's reform plan for battered economy

CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has signed off on Sudan's economic reform program, a move that can eventually allow the highly-indebted African country to get debt relief and move ahead w...

'All gone:' Residents return to burned-out Oregon towns as many West Coast wildfires keep burning

Search-and-rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns on Sunday (Sept. 13) as smoldering wildfires still ravaged U.S. Pacific Coast states after ...

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a decades-old state law that guarantees press virt...

Sudan floods kill over 100, threaten archaeological site

CAIRO (AP) — Flash floods in Sudan have killed more than 100 people this summer and inundated over 100,000 houses, threatening even a famous archaeological site near the capital of Khartoum and compou...