Category: World

Floods and landslides kill 14 in South Korea amid 42 consecutive days of rain

Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain — South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years...

Melbourne under state of disaster, curfew to contain spike in coronavirus cases

Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city, entered its first day of tougher restrictions to contain the spread of a resurgent coronavirus on Monday. Authorities...

Isaias regains hurricane strength as it barrels toward Carolinas

Forecasters say Isaias has regained hurricane strength as it heads toward North and South Carolina. More to come This is a breaking update. A previous version of this...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on August 2

The latest: Month of July alone has seen more than 1.1 million cases in India. South Africa passes half a million COVID-19 cases. New cases reported in Italy dipped...

Gunmen storm Afghan prison, killing 21. Islamic state affiliate claims responsibility

An Islamic State group attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of its members raged on Monday after killing at least 21 people in fighting overnight,...

Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protest

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon’s largest city and threw bottles...

Downgraded Isaias expected to scrape past Florida with heavy rains

Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida’s east coast early Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts...

Isaias weakens but expected to regain hurricane strength as it nears virus-weary Florida

Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm as it churned toward the Florida coast, where it...

Thousands rally in Israel as protests against Netanyahu gain steam

Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and thronged the streets of central...

7 killed, including state lawmaker, as 2 planes collide over Alaska

A mid-air plane collision over Anchorage on Friday killed seven people, including a state lawmaker who was piloting one of the aircraft, Alaska officials said. There...

Trump vows to ban TikTok app from U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and...

3 charged in high-profile Twitter hack targeting Barack Obama, Bill Gates, others

A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around the globe...