Torrential monsoon rains kill 59 in India this week

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A government official says a heavy spell of retreating monsoon rains has flooded wide areas in northern India, killing dozens of people this week. Sandhaya Kure...

UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 203...

Drone delivery of antivenom to Taiwan's Alishan may be world record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A drone successfully delivered a dose of antivenom to a remote mountain clinic in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi Count on April 19, potentially setting a world record for the...

A life of adventure, religion for American killed in India

SEATTLE (AP) — John Allen Chau spent summers alone in a California cabin as a wilderness emergency responder, led backpacking expeditions in the Northwest's Cascade Mountains, almost lost his leg to a...

At least 950 killed in South Asia's annual monsoon floods

PATNA, India (AP) — Devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 950 people and displaced close to 40 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and northern Banglades...

Love bite? Snake bites Florida man who tries to kiss it

BOSTWICK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man leaned in to kiss a rattlesnake — but got bitten instead. News outlets report the unidentified man was bitten on the tongue Tuesda...

Arizona bill would let city dwellers shoot snakes in yards

PHOENIX (AP) — Residents in Arizona cities who spot a rat or snake in their yard will be able to shoot the animals using a small-caliber gun loaded with tiny pellets under legislation that Republicans...

Nigeria finds Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says soldiers have found one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram nearly three years ago wandering in the bush near the Islamic extremist group's ...

Jury finds python owner not guilty in deaths of boys

CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A jury has found a Canadian man not guilty of criminal negligence causing death after his African rock python escaped its enclosure and killed two young New Brunswick...