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Quakes rock southern Italy, alarmed people sleeping outdoors

Aug. 16, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — At least nine earthquakes rocked southern Italy in two hours Thursday night, prompting frightened residents to sleep outdoors for safety and a child to hurt himself when he leaped in fear from a balcony. The jolts damaged balconies, cracked walls and collapsed some uninhabited houses in the...

Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

Aug. 15, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said Wednesday. The international airport at Kochi, a major port city, suspended...

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

Aug. 13, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars. The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. 5 quake killed 436 people, most...

Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear

Aug. 12, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion in northern Syria killed at least 36 people Sunday and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast wasn't immediately known, opposition activists said. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, first responders also known as the White Helmets, said the blast occurred in the...

The Latest: Death toll from Syria blast climbs to 36

Aug. 12, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say a mysterious blast in the country's north has killed at least 36 people, including children. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, first responders also known as the White Helmets, said Sunday's...

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

Aug. 12, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

SALT, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian search teams pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official said Sunday, hours after assailants opened fire and set off explosions that killed four members of the security forces trying to storm the building. The clash...

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

Aug. 10, 2018 7:25 AM EDT

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and displaced over 270,000 people. But it left her own home in the provincial...

Monsoon rain flooding, landslides kill 26 in southern India

Aug. 10, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 26 people in flooding, landslides and house collapses in the southern Indian state of Kerala with more than 15,500 people taking shelter in state-run relief camps. Top elected state official Pinarayi Vijayan says the flood situation has become...

Landslides caused by monsoon rains kill 19 in southern India

Aug. 9, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 19 people in southern India, cutting off road links and submerging several villages. Kerala state's disaster management agency said 11 deaths have been reported since Wednesday from Idukki district alone. Many areas are...

The Latest: Soldiers pull man alive from collapsed mosque

Aug. 6, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 9:00 a.m. Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque that collapsed in northern Lombok during Sunday night's powerful earthquake. Video shot by a soldier on Monday shows...