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2 killed, dozens injured as 2 quakes shake southwest Haiti

Jan. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes shook southwest Haiti on Monday, killing two people, injuring dozens of students and damaging hundreds of homes as it created panic in a region that was rocked by a powerful tremor that killed more than 2,000 last summer. A...

Review: Allende's 'Violeta,' an epic South American tale

Jan. 24, 2022 10:23 AM EST

“Violeta,” by Isabel Allende. (Random House) Chilean writer Isabel Allende's latest novel is “Violeta,” an epic tale that transports readers across a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters like an earthquake and a...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rumbles southern Alaska

Jan. 21, 2022 10:05 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck southern Alaska on Thursday night, and people reported shaking in Anchorage and surrounding areas, according to officials. The epicenter was 49 kilometers, or 30 miles, northwest of Ninilchik, Alaska, the U.S. Geological...

Several return to live in Fukushima's last deserted town

Jan. 21, 2022 06:28 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Several former residents of Futaba, the only remaining uninhabited town in Japan still recovering from effects of radiation from nuclear plant meltdowns in 2011, have returned to live for the first time since the massive earthquake and tsunami forced them out. ...

UN: Afghan quake death toll reaches 26, including children

Jan. 18, 2022 14:03 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flattened by the temblors. At least four people were injured and the dead included women...

Twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan kill at least 22

Jan. 17, 2022 13:54 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two earthquakes rattled Afghanistan's western Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday afternoon, killing at least 22 people, a local official said. There were fears the death toll could rise further as the first rescuers reached some...

Turkish leader Erdogan visits Albania to boost ties

Jan. 17, 2022 13:07 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania and Turkey on Monday pledged to further boost their ties and increase their economic and cultural relations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Albania to talk with Prime Minister Edi Rama on strengthening bilateral ties and also...

Today in History

Jan. 17, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2022. There are 348 days left in the year. This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address in...

Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported

Jan. 16, 2022 07:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled northern Greece and was felt in the capital Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage. The temblor occurred at 1:48 p.m. (1148 GMT; 6:48 a.m. EST) in the Aegean Sea near the Mount Athos peninsula at a depth of 19.3...

Strong quake shakes Indonesia’s capital; no tsunami alert

Jan. 14, 2022 20:20 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were reported. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological...