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A magnitude 4.8 earthquake in southwestern South Korea cracks walls and leaves other minor damage

Jun. 12, 2024 01:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake cracked walls, spilled items from store shelves and caused other minor damage in a fishing community in southwestern South Korea on Wednesday, but no injuries have been reported. The earthquake in Buan, which had an estimated...

At least 7 people die when a school bus plunges into a river in northwest Syria

Jun. 06, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

DARKUSH, Syria (AP) — At least seven people drowned and 20 were injured, most of them children, when a school bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in northwestern Syria on Thursday, emergency responders said. The accident happened near the town of Darkush, west of the...

Earthquakes in north-central Japan collapse 5 homes that were damaged in deadly January quake

Jun. 03, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Earthquakes early Monday again struck Japan's north-central region of Ishikawa, still recovering from the destruction left by a powerful quake on Jan. 1, but the latest shaking caused no major damage. A magnitude 5.9 temblor on the northern top of the Noto Peninsula...

Today in History: May 31, the Johnstown Flood kills more than 2000

May. 31, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2024. There are 214 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 31, 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending 20...

An Iceland volcano spews red streams of lava toward an evacuated town

May. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

GRINDAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwestern Iceland erupted Wednesday for the fifth time since December, spewing red lava that once again threatened the coastal town of Grindavik and led to the evacuation of the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The eruption began in the...

Donor fatigue persists as nations commit around $8.1 billion for conflict-hit Syrians

May. 27, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — International donors meeting in Brussels said Monday they will commit 7.5 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in both grants and loans to support Syrians battered by war, poverty, and hunger for the rest of this year and beyond. The pledges surpassed the modest $4.07...

Strong earthquake hits Tonga but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

May. 26, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga on Monday, but there were no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 when it hit at 9:47 a.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey...

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

May. 26, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn't seen any aid in six months. ...

Strong earthquake hits Vanuatu but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

May. 25, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, but there were no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 magnitude when it hit at 9:23 a.m. local time, the U.S....

Italian women's prison, hundreds of residents evacuated after 4.4 magnitude quake in southern Italy

May. 21, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A women’s prison near Naples was evacuated as a precaution Tuesday following a 4.4 magnitude quake with an epicenter at an active volcano west of the southern Italian port city that forced hundreds of residents to sleep in tents or cars. No injuries and only minor damage was...