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U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien speaks during the turnover ceremony of defense articles at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City, Philippines Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Eloisa Lopez/Pool Photo via AP)

US provides missiles, renews pledge to defend Philippines

Nov. 23, 2020 5:28 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration provided precision-guided missiles and other weapons to help the Philippines battle Islamic State group-aligned militants and renewed a pledge to defend its treaty ally if it comes under attack in the disputed South China Sea....

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot (30-meter) gash to the radio telescope's reflector dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Giant, aging cables that support the radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, threatening scientific projects that researchers say can’t be done elsewhere on the planet. (Arecibo Observatory via AP)

Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope

Nov. 15, 2020 4:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse. The Arecibo Observatory, which is...

A coast guard officer speaks on a megaphone at a fishing boat shelter in Quang Binh province, Vietnam on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Vietnam's authority has ordered some 460,000 people to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco reaching the country's central coast. (Nguyen Duc Tho/VNA via AP)

Central Vietnam prepares for evacuations ahead of typhoon

Nov. 14, 2020 6:50 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities on Saturday ordered some 460,000 people in the country's central region to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines, state television reported. The typhoon, which is...

A policeman carries his belongings across debris and muds at the typhoon-damaged Kasiglahan village in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Thick mud and debris coated many villages around the Philippine capital Friday after Typhoon Vamco caused extensive flooding that sent residents fleeing to their roofs and killing dozens of people. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Strong typhoon leaves 42 dead, 20 missing in Philippines

Nov. 13, 2020 8:21 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thick mud and debris coated many villages around the Philippine capital on Friday after a typhoon killed at least 42 people and caused extensive flooding that sent people fleeing to their roofs, officials said. Troops, police, coast guard and disaster-response teams rescued tens...

North Korean defector Kang Mi-Jin speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Before fleeing authoritarian North Korea in 2009, Kang was regularly mobilized by the state for military-like productivity campaigns that were a source of both pride and pain. She was happy to be chosen to give a speech pledging loyalty to the ruling Kim family; less so when a tunneling construction project left her with a big scalp laceration. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

North Korea waging propaganda-heavy, 80-day labor campaign

Nov. 13, 2020 2:25 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Before fleeing authoritarian North Korea in 2009, Kang Mi-Jin was regularly mobilized by the state for military-like productivity campaigns that were a source of both pride and pain. She was happy to be chosen to give a speech pledging loyalty to the ruling Kim family; less so...

A man walks on top of a roof of a submerged house as floods inundate villages due to Typhoon Vamco in Rizal province, Philippines on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020. The typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeast Philippines, where rescuers were deployed early Thursday to help people flee the rising waters. (AP Photo/Basilio Sepe)

Typhoon-ravaged northeast Philippines pummeled by new storm

Nov. 12, 2020 9:11 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeastern Philippines, leaving at least 13 people dead and 15 others missing, officials said Thursday. The Philippine National Police reported the casualty figures, but gave no details....

A vendor pushes his cart under an umbrella to shield him from rain from Typhoon Vamco in Quezon city, Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Typhoon Vamco blew closer Wednesday to a northeastern Philippine region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just over a week ago, officials said, adding that thousands of villagers were being evacuated again to safety. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon-ravaged northeast Philippines pummeled by new storm

Nov. 11, 2020 9:49 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon began battering northeastern Philippine provinces Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and three missing in a region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just over a week ago, officials said. Typhoon Vamco...

People wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic wait in line to vote in the general election at a polling center set up at the Rafael Labra School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. In addition to electing a governor, Puerto Ricans are voting in a non-binding referendum on statehood. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Tight gubernatorial contest as Puerto Rico counts votes

Nov. 3, 2020 11:24 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's two main political parties were in a tight gubernatorial race late Tuesday after voters stood in long lines and forced polling centers to remain open late as they chose new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes,...

Residents try to save what's left of their belongings after heavy rains from Typhoon Goni washed down boulders and mudflows from Mayon Volcano, engulfing about 150 houses in a single community in the town of Guinobatan, Albay province, central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. More than a dozen of people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the ferocious storm, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/John Michael Magdasoc)

Philippines: 20 dead, thousands of homes damaged in typhoon

Nov. 2, 2020 10:01 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least 20 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island province that was first hit by the ferocious storm, officials said Monday. Goni blasted into Catanduanes...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Jennice Fuentes, right, of Power 4 Puerto Rico, speaks outside the White House in Washington, during a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is getting much of the money it needs to rebuild its power grid three years after it was wiped out by Hurricane Maria, the island territory's governor and the White House said Friday.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

5 parties field candidates for Puerto Rico governor

Nov. 2, 2020 9:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Candidates from five parties are vying Tuesday to become Puerto Rico’s next governor, facing voters in the U.S. territory weary of corruption and seeking relief from an onslaught of hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus that has deepened a decade-long economic...