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October 29, 2015
Pakistan quake survivors need help rebuilding before winter
Rehmatud Din walked 10 hours and scrambled through landslide debris to reach his family in this remote northwestern town that ...
October 28, 2015
Afghan quake death toll rises further as survivors await aid
Afghanistan and Pakistan were scrambling Wednesday to rush aid to survivors of this week's magnitude-7.5 earthquake as the ...
October 28, 2015
Residents in quake-hit Pakistan demand help to rebuild homes
Residents in a northwestern Pakistani town that was among the worst-affected by this week's massive earthquake were seeking ...
October 26, 2015
The Latest: UN mobilizing to aid quake victims
The latest on a powerful earthquake in Afghanistan felt across South Asia (all times local). 12:30 a.m. U.N.
October 19, 2015
AP Interview: Iran preparing for 'tsunami' of tourists
Iran's vice president told The Associated Press on Sunday his country is preparing for a "tsunami" of foreign tourists as ...
October 13, 2015
More than 20 rescued after flash floods hit Black Sea town
Authorities say more than 20 people have been rescued after flash floods swept a town in eastern Romania, submerging cars and ...
September 24, 2015
Red Cross group seeks more aid for local disaster responders
A Red Cross-commissioned report is urging the international community to do more to help local groups respond to crises like ...
September 21, 2015
AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response
Something didn't smell right. As a worker at Kenema Government Hospital mixed a batch of chlorine on a broiling August day, ...
September 21, 2015
NATO's Stoltenberg begins first visit to Ukraine
NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg began his first visit to Ukraine Monday, meeting with President Petro Poroshenko and ...
September 08, 2015
Amsterdam hospital evacuated as pipe break causes flooding
One of Amsterdam's main hospitals was forced to evacuate hundreds of patients Tuesday after a burst water main caused ...
August 18, 2015
Thunderstorms complicate recovery from Tianjin port blasts
Thunderstorms Tuesday complicated recovery efforts from last week's massive explosions at a warehouse in China's Tianjin port ...
August 08, 2015
3,000 evacuated as wildfires burn for 3rd day in Spain
Strong winds have fanned wildfires that have raged out of control for three days in southwestern Spain and made firefighting ...
August 07, 2015
Spain: Wildfire forces evacuation of residents from 2 towns
A wildfire that officials suspect was started deliberately forced the evacuation of more than 1,400 people from two towns and ...
July 27, 2015
Weaker wind, humidity may help control big Spanish wildfire
A wildfire is continuing to blacken forests in northeastern Spain but authorities say that weaker winds and rising humidity ...
July 26, 2015
Big Spanish forest fire forces evacuation of 100s of people
A wildfire racing through forested hills in northeastern Spain has forced the evacuation of several hundred people. The blaze ...
July 25, 2015
Guyana: Dutch to help improve drainage system amid flooding
Guyana says the Netherlands has offered to help improve the South American country's drainage system amid bouts of heavy ...
July 05, 2015
Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated
More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest ...
June 07, 2015
China focus turns on sleepy Jianli amid cruise ship disaster
An influx of rescue workers, journalists and victims' relatives is putting the sleepy town of Jianli on the map in a way that ...