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After seeing floods, Indonesian leader to visit quake zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless. ...

Semeru volcano on Indonesia's Java island spews hot clouds

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Mount Semeru, the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java, spewed hot clouds as far away as 4.5 kilometers (nearly 3 miles) on Saturday. ...

Somber Tunisia marks 10 years since revolution in lockdown

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday commemorates the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, pushed from power in a popular revolt that for...

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...

Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews hot clouds, 500 evacuate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds Thursday morning as more than 500 residents were evacuated from its fertile slopes. Fog was...

Lava spatters, flows inside crater of Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava spattered and flowed over the weekend inside the crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting in December. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the lava is co...

Eastern Caribbean issues rare alerts for rumbling volcanoes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadi...

Taiwan dispatches its first volcano drill alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan issued a volcano warning for some residents of Taipei’s Beitou District Tuesday morning (Dec. 29) in the country's first drill to improve public awareness...

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...

Taiwan to issue its first-ever volcano alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of a neighborhood in the Taipei district of Beitou will receive a text message Tuesday morning (Dec. 29) warning them of a volcano eruption, the first-ever such ...

Lava lake forms as Hawaii volcano erupts after 2-year break

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava was rising more than 3 feet (1 meter) per hour in the deep crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting over the weekend after a two-year break, scientists said Tuesday. ...

Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The eruption began late Sunday within the within Halema’uma’u crater....

U.S. Geological Survey: Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey: Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island.

Team New Zealand wins America's Cup World Series

Defender Team New Zealand gained an early psychological edge over its America’s Cup rivals Saturday when it beat United States challenger American Magic and Italian challenger Luna Rossa to clinch the...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2020. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 9,...