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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...

5 firefighter dogs who rescued people from natural disasters are honored in Ecuador as they retire

May. 21, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Five rescue dogs were honored by Ecuador’s Fire Department on Monday at a ceremony formally retiring them after seven years of service and turning them over to new adoptive owners. Lt. Col. Esteban Cardenas said the dogs — Ares, Kratos, Zeus, Titan and...

Greek and Turkish leaders seek to stress thawing relations but tensions remain under the surface

May. 13, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Turkey met Monday for talks aimed at underlining their efforts to put aside decades-old disputes, but they also revealed deep divisions over the Israel-Hamas war. Speaking at a news conference in Ankara following the two-hour face-to-face...

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake wakes people on the Mexico-Guatemala border

May. 12, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the border of Mexico and Guatemala early Sunday, driving frightened residents into the streets. The temblor struck just before 6 a.m. near the Mexican border town of Suchiate, where a river by the same name divides the two...

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes the Mexico-Guatemala border; no immediate report of damage

May. 12, 2024 09:01 AM EDT
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes the Mexico-Guatemala border; no immediate report of damage.

Wary of wars in Gaza and Ukraine, old foes Turkey and Greece test a friendship initiative

May. 12, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Old foes Turkey and Greece will test a five-month-old friendship initiative Monday when Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visits Ankara. The two NATO members, which share decades of mutual animosity, a tense border and disputed waters, agreed to...

Today in History: May 12, more than 87,000 dead or missing in China earthquake

May. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2024. There are 233 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 12, 2008, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake in China’s Sichuan province left more than 87,000 people...

Small earthquake shakes a wide area of Southern California. No initial reports of damage

May. 01, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake shook a wide area of Southern California on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The magnitude 4.1 quake hit at 1:49 p.m. and was centered southeast of Los Angeles in a mountainous area between Riverside and...

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Indonesia's Java Island, felt in Jakarta

Apr. 27, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the southern part of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or significant property damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 102 kilometers (63...

With fear and hope, Haiti warily welcomes new governing council as gang-ravaged country seeks peace

Apr. 25, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti opened a new political chapter Thursday with the installation of a transitional council tasked to pick a new prime minister and prepare for eventual presidential elections, in hopes of quelling spiraling gang violence that has killed thousands in the Caribbean...