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Wild wind and flooding rain lash southeast Australian state

Jun. 10, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wild weather in southeast Australia toppled trees, trapping people in cars and houses, cut power to more than 200,000 homes and unleashed flooding that claimed at least one life. The extraordinary weather system that hit Victoria state and...

Building collapse kills 11 after monsoon flooding in Mumbai

Jun. 10, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A dilapidated building collapsed following heavy rains in the western Indian city of Mumbai, killing at least 11 people and injuring seven others, police said Thursday. Heavy monsoon rains during the day Wednesday had flooded several parts of the city...

Building collapse in South Korea kills 9, injures 8

Jun. 09, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A five-story building being demolished in southern South Korea collapsed on Wednesday, sending debris falling on a bus and killing nine people on board, officials said. Concrete from the collapsed building in the southern city of Gwangju fell...

Gaza's bereaved civilians fear justice will never come

Jun. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Kawlaks, a family of four generations living next door to each other in downtown Gaza City, were utterly unprepared for the inferno. Like others, they were terrified by the heavy bombing in Israel's fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers...

Cyclone lashes India, Bangladesh; 6 dead, 1.1M evacuated

May. 26, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy rain and a high tide lashed parts of eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh on Wednesday as a cyclone pushed ashore in an area where more than 1.1 million people were evacuated during a devastating coronavirus outbreak. At least six people were reported dead. ...

Fire rips through historic downtown in Michigan's UP

May. 22, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — Fire destroyed buildings in a historic downtown block in Michigan's far northern Upper Peninsula. Video posted online by WLUC-TV showed a shower of bricks as buildings collapsed in Calumet, a village in Houghton County, 275 miles northwest of the...

Gaza children bearing the brunt in Israel-Hamas conflict

May. 19, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Suzy Ishkontana hardly speaks or eats. It’s been two days since the 7-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble of what was once her family's home, destroyed amid a barrage of Israeli airstrikes. She spent hours buried in the wreckage as her siblings and mother died...

Palestinians go on strike as Israel-Hamas fighting rages

May. 18, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories went on strike in a rare collective protest Tuesday as Israeli missiles toppled a building in Gaza and militants in the Hamas-ruled territory fired dozens of rockets that killed two people. ...

2 firefighters injured when wall of burning home collapses

May. 16, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis firefighters were injured Sunday when part of a burning building collapsed while they were battling the blaze. St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Capt. Garon Mosby said one of the injured firefighters was treated at a local hospital and...

The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

May. 15, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early...