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Pompeii's museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2021. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24,...

2 quakes hit Chile, South Shetland Islands; no major damage

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two almost simultaneous earthquakes were felt Saturday in the South Shetland Islands in the Antarctica and in central Chile, where buildings shook in the country’s capital. No c...

Taipei 101 displays messages on Taiwan-Japan friendship

The iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper on Saturday night (Jan. 23) began displaying LED messages to demonstrate the strong friendship between the people of Taiwan and Japan. The messages, in Chinese, suc...

Magnitude 4.4 and 3.7 earthquakes jolt southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earthquakes registering a 4.4 and 3.7 struck the coast of Taitung County in southeast Taiwan just before noon Saturday (Jan. 23). The first hit at 11:45 a.m. 30 kilomet...

Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes Cyprus; no injuries, damage

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 shook Cyprus on Thursday, frightening some people who fled from their homes. No injuries or damage was reported. ...

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines; no tsunami

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Thursday night, but authorities said it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued...

Businesses reopen as searchers dig in Indonesia quake rubble

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Tuesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets and searchers continued to dig in the rub...

Earthquake injures 3 in Argentina; tremor also felt in Chile

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, injuring at least three people, authorities said Tuesday. ...

After seeing floods, Indonesian leader to visit quake zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless. ...

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes parts of Argentina and Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with Chile late Monday, shaking people in both countries, but there were no early reports of damage or inj...

Aid effort intensifies after Indonesia quake that killed 81

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was reaching the thousands of people left homeless and struggling after an earthquake that killed at least 81 people on an Indonesian island where rescuers intensified the...

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after quake

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, raising the death toll to 56 on Sunday, while mil...

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolts southeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 17) at 7:10 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Indonesia quake: Rescuers race against clock to find survivors

An aftershock jolted Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Saturday as rescue workers combed the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors after an earthquake killed at least 46 people. The 6.2 magnit...