German authorities say they're winning 'war' on wildfire

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say they are close to extinguishing a large wildfire at a former military exercise area in northern Germany. Stefan Sternberg, who heads the district a...

Rain expected across most of Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A new plum rain front approaching Taiwan is forecast to bring rainfall across most of the country Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Northern, central and southe...

Federer 'surprised' by schedule of French Open women's semis

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer was among those puzzled by the decisions to relegate the French Open women's semifinals to lesser courts and a morning start Friday, moves the WTA head called "unfair and in...

Update: CWB issues heavy rain advisory for 15 counties, cities in Taiwan

Update: 05/28 12:00 p.m. As of noon today, the CBW has issued a heavy rain advisory for 15 counties and cities in Taiwan. The bureau has issued an extremely heavy rain advisory for Taoyuan City, M...

Temperature to drop by 10 degrees tomorrow in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that as the first plum rain front of the season arrives on Wednesday (May 1), high temperatures in northern Taiwan will drop by 10 degrees...

The Latest: Mozambique death toll jumps to 38 after cyclone

PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local): 2 p.m. Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone ...

Mozambique's 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers

PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive f...

Temperature in N. Taiwan to drop by 5 degrees tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Northeasterly winds and a cloud front will bring some respite on Friday (April 26) to the scorching temperatures seen in northern Taiwan over the past couple days. Meteorolo...

Germany: Dry weather raises fears of forest fires, drought

BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and s...

Rain forecast across Taiwan for Sunday

Rain is expected across Taiwan on Sunday due to the effects of a weather front, with some areas in the eastern half and northeastern part of Taiwan to see heavy rain, according to the Central Weather ...

The Latest: Light rain falling in Northern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7 a.m. Light right is falling in some areas of Northern California, where a deadly w...

The Latest: Fire victims' families urged to give DNA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just tw...

The Latest: Crews make progress with N. California wildfire

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 9 a.m. Fire officials say firefighters have gained ground against a Northern California...

Finland's president to Donald Trump: We don't rake forests

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto was left raking his memory to figure out where US President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his Finland's routine to avoid forest fires. Trump on...

In Jordan's ancient Petra, sirens warn of flash floods

PETRA, Jordan (AP) — In ancient times, Arab tribesmen dug diversion tunnels to protect their low-lying trading post of Petra against desert flash floods. More than two millennia later, an alarm system...