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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...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 6 The Washington Post on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: ...

Taiwan helps Belize mitigate hurricane damage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) said Thursday (Dec. 24) that Taiwan had helped Belize mitigate the damage wrought by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in N...

Last typhoon of the year could form near Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression near the Philippines could turn into Tropical Storm Krovanh this weekend and become the 23rd and final typhoon of the year, a weather expert said Sat...

In a year dominated by pandemic, many other dramas unfolded

Not since World War II has a single phenomenon dominated the news worldwide as the COVID-19 pandemic has in 2020. In the United States, a tumultuous presidential election and a wave of protests over r...

UN: Warmer world in 2020 busted weather records, hurt people

An overheating world obliterated weather records in 2020, creating an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, floods, droughts and ice melt, the United Nations’ weather agency reported Wed...

La Niña to bring colder weather to Taiwan after New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Tuesday (Nov. 25) predicted that for the remainder of this year, Taiwan will see unseasonably dry and warm weather, but this will give ...

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not s...

Central Vietnam prepares for evacuations ahead of typhoon

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities on Saturday ordered some 460,000 people in the country's central region to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least ...

39 dead after typhoon leaves high water, mud in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thick mud and debris coated many villages around the Philippine capital Friday after a typhoon caused extensive flooding that sent people fleeing to their roofs and killed a...

Eta back to sea as Central America tallies damages and dead

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead, and recover bodies from landsl...

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

BERLIN (AP) — The United States on Wednesday formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact forged five years ago to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change. The move, long...

Philippines' Duterte to inspect typhoon damage as deaths rise to 16

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make an aerial inspection on Monday of the havoc from the world’s strongest typhoon this year, which has killed 16 people, though off...

Taiwan could feel effects of typhoon by Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the path of Tropical Storm Atsani is still uncertain, forecasters believe that the impact of the cyclone on Taiwan will be at its greatest by Friday (Nov. 6), pos...

Zeta takes aim at a hurricane-weary Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana braced Wednesday for what is expected to be its third hurricane strike this year as Zeta, the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season, headed tow...