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'Midnight hour of need': St. Vincent pleads for global help

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines made a heartfelt plea Monday to the international community to help his country recover from a volcanic eruption that has dis...

Magma chamber located 8 km beneath Taipei's Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of Academia Sinica scientists has discovered that a magma chamber is only 8 kilometers underneath the Datun volcano group (大屯火山群). The group of volcanoes is abou...

Taiwan to donate US$300,000 to St. Vincent amid volcanic eruption

Taiwan has pledged to donate US$300,000 to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in the wake of the devastation caused by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano, the nation's embassy in the ...

Photo of the Day: Volcano on Taiwan's ally Saint Vincent explodes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This photo shows a massive volcanic eruption that struck Taiwan's diplomatic ally Saint Vincent and the Grenadines over the weekend. La Soufriere, a volcano located...

St. Vincent warns of volcanic eruption, orders evacuations

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent said Wednesday they believe an active volcano is in danger of exploding and have ordered mandatory evacuations. ...

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 119, dozens missing

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 119 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the ...

Hikers scramble as new fissure opens up at Icelandic volcano

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Steam and lava spurted Monday from a new fissure at an Icelandic volcano that began erupting last month, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of hikers who had come to see th...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

MARCH 20 - 26, 2021 From a volcanic eruption in Iceland to migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, preparations for Passover in Jerusalem and a wounded protester in Myanmar, this g...

Iceland introduces restrictions after UK variant is detected

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Gym classes, happy hours and the near-normal life enjoyed so far by the people of Iceland ended abruptly on Thursday, when the government ordered new restrictions after detec...

Crowds flock to Iceland volcano for a closer glimpse of lava

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The eruption of a long-dormant volcano in southwestern Iceland has drawn large crowds of visitors eager to get close to the lava flows. Many have trekked t...

Long dormant volcano comes to life in southwestern Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night, spilling lava down two sides in that area's first volcanic eruption in ...

Ancient chariot unearthed at Pompeii

Archaeologists on Saturday unearthed more than they bargained in the Italian city of Pompeii. A on the site of the destroyed city uncovered a perfectly intact ceremonial chariot — complete with...

Italy taps German archaeologist to oversee Pompeii ruins

ROME (AP) — A German-born archaeologist has been chosen to be the next director of Pompeii, which is still revealing its ancient mysteries centuries after a volcanic eruption destroyed the Roman city ...

AP PHOTOS: Only ash and shells of homes left on volcano isle

TAAL VOLCANO, Philippines (AP) — The island is a ghost town, its trees just dead sticks in a gray landscape, its homes and school ash-covered and damaged by continuing earthquakes and the explosive vo...

Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes

ROME (AP) — A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out. P...