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This Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) shows Tropical Storm Dolphin moving northbound toward Japan. The tropical storm developing in the Pacific Ocean, was slowly sweeping toward Japan Tuesday, threatening the main island of Honshu with heavy rainfall and harsh winds. (NASA via AP)

Storm heading northward toward Japan packing winds, downpour

Sep. 21, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm developing in the Pacific Ocean, was slowly sweeping toward Japan on Tuesday, threatening the main island of Honshu with heavy rainfall and harsh winds. Tropical Storm Dolphin had sustained winds of up to 51 miles per hour as of Tuesday morning. Heavy rainfall have set off...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he addresses a women's forum in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. President Alexander Lukashenko's decision to close the borders with Poland and Lithuania underlines his repeated claim that the massive wave of protests is driven by the West and comes amid increasing criticism from the United States and the European Union. (TUT.by via AP)

Belarus borders remain open despite leader's closure threat

Sep. 18, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership. Belarusian President...

The August Complex Fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Latest: Southern California forest fire burns near homes

Sep. 17, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 8 p.m. WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. — A stubborn, growing wildfire in mountains northeast of Los Angeles is moving toward homes. Evacuation warnings were issued Thursday evening for the small forest town of Wrightwood on the fire’s northeast side....

An injured girl is rescued after a landslide stuck early Sunday in Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Sept.14, 2020. Rescuers resumed searching on Monday for people missing since a deadly landslide struck three villages in Nepal's mountains, authorities said. (AP Photo/Niroj Chaulagai)

Search resumes in villages hit by Nepal landslide, 11 dead

Sep. 14, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers resumed searching on Monday for people missing since a deadly landslide struck three villages in Nepal's mountains, authorities said. So far, 11 bodies have been pulled from the debris and police, soldiers and villagers were scouring the earth for at least 15 more believed...

Landslide kills 6, 26 more missing in Nepal mountains

Sep. 13, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A landslide triggered by overnight rainfall swept through three Nepalese villages Sunday, killing at least six people while 26 were reported missing and believed to be buried by debris, officials said. Rescuers and villagers at Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 kilometers (75...

People gather at the scene of a gold mine collapse near the town of Kamituga, South Kivu province, in eastern Congo Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. More than 50 people are dead after landslides collapsed three artisanal gold mines near the town of Kamituga in eastern Congo's South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. (Jeff Mwenyemali/Maisha RDC via AP)

More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern Congo

Sep. 12, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in eastern Congo’s South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. Heavy rains for days led to the disaster. “The diggers and the transporters of...

A coastal road is damaged in Ulsan, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on Monday after battering islands in southern Japan and injuring dozens of people. (Kim Yong-tai/Yonhap via AP)

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

Sep. 7, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea on Monday after battering islands in southern Japan, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, before weakening as it passed North Korea. The Korea...

High waves pound the coast of the Kagoshima city, southwestern Japan Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)

Typhoon unleashes rain, strong winds in southern Japan

Sep. 6, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. Weather officials warned that the rainfall from what...

Local residents carry salvaged belongings as they wade through a flooded area during a heavy monsoon rain in Yar Mohammad village near Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Pakistan's military said it will deploy rescue helicopters to Karachi to transport some 200 families to safety after canal waters flooded the city amid monsoon rains. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Death toll from flooding in northwest Pakistan rises to 48

Sep. 3, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by week-long monsoon rains that have hit northwestern Pakistan, including the scenic Swat Valley, have brought the death toll to 48, a government spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged or swept away. The army has joined relief and...

High waves crash a shore as Typhoon Maysak approach on Jeju Island, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. An offshore typhoon brought torrents of rain to southern Japan on Wednesday heading to the Korean Peninsula. (Park Ji-ho/Yonhap via AP)

Strong rains hit southern Japan as Koreas ready for typhoon

Sep. 2, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An offshore typhoon brought torrents of rain to southern Japan on Wednesday as it headed to the Korean Peninsula, while another storm in the Pacific grew stronger. Typhoon Maysak was west of Japan, maintaining sustained winds of 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour with higher gusts, the Japan...