Morocco's carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Abdenabi Nouidi sold his favorite horse for $150 to help feed the others on the team that pulls tourists in carriages through the buzzing streets of Marrakech. The prospect o...

US response to the virus is met with incredulity abroad

ROME (AP) — The United States’ failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world’s most powerful country edges closer to a global record...

Bikers descend on Sturgis rally with few signs of pandemic

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at a small city along Interstate...

Coronavirus pandemic casts cloud over Central Taiwan’s annual lake swim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive annual swim across Sun Moon Lake planned for late September might have to be canceled if the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows worse, local officials...

Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Thousands of bikers poured into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis on Friday as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbled to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coro...

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

PARIS (AP) — Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage. ...

Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuations

ROME (AP) — Experts were closely monitoring a Mont Blanc glacier on Friday, a day after they evacuated 75 tourists and residents amid fears the glacier could soon break apart and crash into a popular ...

Mexico resort pulls controversial 'anything goes' tourism ad

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican coastal city of Acapulco pulled a pair of controversial video ads Thursday touting the faded resort’s reputation as an “anything goes” tourism destination because they w...

Kim directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilize the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down over coronavirus concerns,...

A look at some deadly explosions involving ammonium nitrate

The investigation into an explosion in the harbor of Lebanon's port city of Beirut is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be stored...

Skiing World Cup opens week early to avoid tourist crowds

VIENNA (AP) — The season-opening races of Alpine skiing's World Cup in October will be brought forward one week to avoid tourist crowds in the Austrian resort of Soelden and have the glacier reserved ...

Virus keeps tourists from Africa's great wildlife migration

MAASAI MARA, Kenya (AP) — One of nature's most spectacular sights, East Africa's great wildebeest migration, went largely unwatched this year as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are felt as far...

France: 22 hurt, 2,700 evacuated from fires near Marseille

PARIS (AP) — Fires fueled by strong Mediterranean winds have raced across multiple towns in the Marseille region of France, leaving at least 22 people injured, destroying several businesses and forcin...

France: Firefighters struggle against raging fires near Marseille

Raging fires in the south of France on Wednesday left at least 22 people injured, destroying several businesses and forcing the evacuation of 2,700 people. Tourists and nursing home residents were am...

Uganda reports 2 new gorilla babies in Bwindi national park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two new baby gorillas have been discovered in a Ugandan national park where a beloved primate named Rafiki was killed in June, a wildlife official announced Tuesday, saying the ...