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La Palma volcano: Heavy ash forces residents inside

Authorties on the Spanish island of La Palma asked residents who live near the erupting Cumbre Viejo volcano to stay inside on Wednesday due to falling ash. Over 7,000 people have been evacuated sin...

'Ordinary people suffer most': China farms face climate woes

JIAOZUO, China (AP) — Wang Yuetang’s sneakers sink into the mud of what was once his thriving corn and peanut farm as he surveys the damage done by an unstable climate. Three months...

Pumice pileup from undersea volcano causing damage in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Massive amounts of volcanic pumice pebbles spewed from an undersea volcano in the Pacific Ocean have been piling up on southern Japanese coasts, damaging ports and fishing boats, and prom...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 8 The Los Angeles Times on the danger of turning the debt limit into political theater: ...

As Shatner heads toward the stars, visions of space collide

“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.” More than a half-century later, the performer who breathed lif...

Liz Weston: Fortify your finances against natural disaster

Emergency preparedness experts recommend that you have a “go bag” and a “stay bin” for disasters: kits with supplies to help you survive a few days if you have to evacuate your home or shelter in plac...

Phoenix, other cities keep growing as climate danger rises

PHOENIX (AP) — The mustard-colored apartments built as public housing more than half a century ago are among the hottest spots in Phoenix, with only a few scrawny trees and metal clothesline poles off...

Australia ends migrants housing deal with Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is ending a deal with Papua New Guinea to house asylum-seekers, leaving scores who have spent years on the South Pacific island nation the options of resettling in...

Taiwan sends congratulations to Japan's new PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has sent its best wishes to Japan’s newly elected prime minister, Kishida Fumio. The ministry said in a MOFA press release ...

Taiwan discusses disaster resilience with allies at virtual meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to improve disaster responses at the global and national levels, and commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the 9/21 earthquake in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Af...

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland as it is wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, ...

Analysis: A 'United' Nations, navigating a fractured world

NEW YORK (AP) — When the United Nations rose from World War II's rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched down a positive path — if only ther...

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 ...

Official: Sudan floods have killed more than 80 since July

CAIRO (AP) — Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed some 35,000 homes since July, a senior police official said Monday. ...

U.S. Gulf Coast residents flee 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida intensified over warm Gulf of Mexico waters on Saturday, prompting tens of thousands to flee coastal areas, while President Joe Biden pledged aid to help states quickly recover once the ...