Mexico reaches deal to pay water debt to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Thursday it has reached a deal with the United States to pay the shortfall in its annual contribution of water from border-area rivers by giving the U.S. Mexico's r...

Chinese air pollution to blow into Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is predicting orange Air Quality Index (AQI) warnings across much of the country as air pollution drifts down from China on Frida...

Heavy rain causes landslide in Indonesia, killing 11 miners

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Intense rains caused a landslide at a coal mine on Indonesia's Sumatra island that killed 11 miners, authorities said Thursday. The slide occurred Wednesday...

Vuelta hopes to emulate Tour success with zero infections

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish Vuelta cycling race starts on Tuesday amid tight health restrictions in the hopes of avoiding the coronavirus infections that have knocked some riders, including to...

Heavy rainfall forecast for eastern Taiwan and mountains in the north from Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said on Sunday (Oct. 18) that the interaction of a tropical disturbance developing over the Philippine Sea and the seasonal northeasterly win...

Guinea's president seeks to extend decade in power

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde sought to extend his decade in power in Sunday's election, after the country's constitution was changed earlier this year to allow the 82-year-old ...

Water crisis looms in Taiwan in year of zero typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is asking the public to conserve water and brace for shortages as water levels at the country’s reservoirs dip to extreme lows due to an unu...

Taiwan's new weather app can notify users 30 minutes before rainfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) on Tuesday (Oct. 13) launched a new mobile weather app that can notify users 30 minutes b...

Brief isolated showers forecast for Greater Taipei on Wednesday, Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said that heavy precipitation is forecast for parts of northeastern Taiwan and the mountainous areas in the north Tuesday (Oct. 13), while th...

Flooding in central Vietnam kills 17 since last week

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Torrential rains have flooded central Vietnam and killed at least 17 people since last week, as the region braces for more heavy rainfall, state media reported Monday. ...

The Latest: Delta's remnants raise inland flood, storm risks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Delta (all times CDT): 4 a.m. COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Rain from post-tropical cyclone Delta is saturating states across the Deep South,...

Winds to continue to bring rain, tropical storm no effect on Taiwan

Northern and eastern Taiwan will continue to see sporadic rainfall on Sunday due to the impact of northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday, adding that a newly formed tropical...

Report: Iowa’s derecho crop losses increase by more than 50%

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Crop loss estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa in August have increased by more than 50%, a new report shows. The U.S. Department of Agricultur...

The Latest: Delta downgraded but still causing damage

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Delta (all times CDT): 1 a.m. MIAMI — Delta has been downgraded from a once powerful hurricane to a tropical storm as it...

Drought depletes Paraguay River, a country's lifeline

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The Paraguay River has reached its lowest level in half a century after months of extreme drought in the region, exposing the vulnerability of landlocked Paraguay’s economy. ...