Bali volcano spews smoke for second time this week

AFP 11/26/2017

A rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali spewed smoke hundreds of meters into the air Saturday, officials said, just days after thousands were forced to flee over fears it would erupt. Mount Agung belched…

PH, Malaysia, Indonesia to start joint patrols off Mindanao

06/03/2017

SINGAPORE — Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols in waters off the Mindanao region this month to counter threats from Islamic State group militants, Malaysia’s defense minister said Saturday. Hishammuddin Hussein made the comments…

Trump hits back at tax protests

04/17/2017

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Sunday hit back at nationwide protests calling for him to release his tax returns, questioning “who paid for the ‘small’ rallies.” “Someone should look into who paid for the small…

Japan avalanche kills 8

03/27/2017

TOKYO – An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured. More than 100 troops have been deployed in a major rescue effort after the…

Saudi gov’t imposes ‘crazy’ hike in visa fees

10/22/2016

RIYADH – A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its oil-dependent economy, diplomats and other sources say. But a senior Saudi business leader has…

UN to begin evacuations from Aleppo if truce holds

10/22/2016

ALEPPO, Syria – The United Nations hopes to carry out the first medical evacuations from Aleppo on Friday, if a “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on the city holds. Despite a drop in violence…

Russia, Syria halts Aleppo bombing

AP 10/19/2016

MOSCOW – The Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Russia’s defense minister said, in a move he said was meant to pave the way for an eight-hour truce…

Warming to deprive us of oxygen — study

12/03/2015

Paris, France — Global warming has triggered an array of apocalyptic scenarios for future generations, from worsening drought, storms and floods to melted ice sheets and rising seas. Now a new study, published Tuesday and coinciding with…

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