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8 dead, dozens hurt as Indonesia quake shakes East Java

Apr. 11, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java killed eight people, including a woman whose motorcycle was hit by falling rocks, and damaged more than 1,300 buildings, officials said Sunday. It didn't trigger a tsunami. The U.S....

The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

Steep decline in giant sea turtles seen off US West Coast

Apr. 08, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Scientists were documenting stranded sea turtles on California's beaches nearly 40 years ago when they noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore. It was strange because the...

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 140, dozens missing

Apr. 07, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 140 with dozens still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. East Flores district on Adonara island suffered the highest...

Indonesia landslides death toll rises to 119, dozens missing

Apr. 07, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

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 search. The village of Lamanele on Adonara island suffered the...

Rescuers hampered by damaged roads, more rain in Indonesia

Apr. 05, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were hampered by damaged bridges and roads and a lack of heavy equipment Monday after torrential rains caused multiple disasters on remote eastern Indonesian islands as well as in East Timor. At least 133 people died and dozens were...

Minorities in Myanmar borderlands face fresh fear since coup

Apr. 04, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Before each rainy season Lu Lu Aung and other farmers living in a camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar's far northern Kachin state would return to the village they fled and plant crops that would help keep them fed for the coming year. ...

Indonesia boat collision kills 2 fishermen, 15 missing

Apr. 04, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A collision between a cargo ship and a fishing boat killed at least two fishermen and left 15 missing off Indonesia’s main island of Java, officials said Sunday. The fishing boat capsized late Saturday with 32 aboard after hitting the...

Indonesia landslides, floods kill 41 people; dozens missing

Apr. 04, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Landslides and flash floods from torrential rains in eastern Indonesia killed at least 41 people and displaced thousands, the country's disaster relief agency said Sunday. More than two dozen others were still missing. Mud tumbled down from...

Rikako Ikee qualifies for Tokyo Olympic after leukemia

Apr. 04, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee on Sunday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics just two years after she was diagnosed with leukemia. She swam a time of 57.77 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly at Japan’s national championships held at the new swimming venue for...