Indonesia: Thousands evacuated as volcano erupts

Indonesia's Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted on Sunday sending 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of ash and smoke up into the air and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, the country's Disaster Mi...

Volcano in eastern Indonesia erupts, thousands evacuated

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Sunday, sending a column of ash as high as 4,000 meters (13,120 feet) into the sky and prompting the evacuation of thousands of people....

Chubb Organizes Regional Day of Service in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 November 2020 - Chubb's annual Regional Day of Service in the Asia Pacific took place over the week of 2 - 6 November 2020, with employees in various countries and terr...

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...

Evacuation begins as Indonesia's most active volcano rumbles

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities began evacuating people living on the volatile Mount Merapi volcano’s fertile slopes on Friday following an increase in volcanic activity. ...

Indonesia raises volcano threat level, sets no-go-zone

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities raised the danger level for the volatile Mount Merapi volcano on the densely populated island of Java on Thursday and ordered a halt to tourism and ...

A crowded mountain can make silverback gorillas more violent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas are highly sociable animals – up to a point. A crowded mountain can make silverbacks more violent, scientists say. Mountain gorillas spend most of their ti...

Russia: Toxic algae blamed for death of marine life

The mass death of sea creatures off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka region was caused by a bloom of toxic algae, the country's top environmental official said Friday. The response...

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing pandemic rules

HONOLULU (AP) — Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday without being required to self-quar...

Japan orders military pilots to report UFO sightings

Japan's Self-Defense Forces have been issued with new protocols for what they should do when encountering an unidentified flying object (UFO) that could potentially pose a threat to national secu...

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. ...

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano spews new burst of hot ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday unleashed an avalanche of scorching clouds down its slopes. Authorities are closely monitoring Mount Sinabun...

Strong and deep undersea earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, deep undersea earthquake shook eastern Indonesia on Friday, but no damage has been reported. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake was centered more than 6...

2 strong earthquakes shake western Indonesia; no casualties

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two powerful and shallow undersea earthquakes shook western Indonesia on Wednesday, causing panic but no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The U.S....

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia’s Sumatra island erupted Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky. ...