Japan storm victims felt worst had passed, then floods came
Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan, including Tokyo.
Chaos in northern Syria as ISIS detainees bolt during Turkish invasion
A Syrian man waves the Free Syrian Army flag atop a building in Akcakale, Turkey, after Syrian fighters backed by Turkey announced they had taken parts of a border town, Tel Abyad, Oct. 13, 2019.
Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing
A statement from the project contractor said its representatives would work “throughout the night” with emergency officials on a plan to stabilize the building.
Structures destroyed, medical emergencies as California wildfire hits mobile home park
A helicopter drops water on a brushfire in the Santa Monica Mountains in Newbury Park, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Fire danger is high throughout California after the typically dry summer and early fall.
Militia commander says it will attack Turkish forces if they enter Syria
Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on Oct. 12, 2017 in Raqqa, Syria, a former ISIS stronghold.
Nobel Prize for Medicine jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza
US withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive
US military vehicles travel down the main road in northeast Syria.
Possible structural issues examined in Taiwan bridge fall
Nanfang’ao Bridge is seen collapsing in Suao, Taiwan on Tuesday.
Eleven people killed in southern Iraq protests overnight
Anti-government protesters set fires and block roads while security forces fire tear gas during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq.
Mainland banks, pro-Beijing businesses caught in Hong Kong protest cross-hairs
Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong.
Peru: Power struggle creates worst political crisis in decades
Police officers stand guard in a street near Peru’s Congress in Lima, Peru.
Fire strikes Saudi high-speed train station, at least five injured
A firefighting helicopter sprays water on a fire at a train station, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.
Taiwan cancels flights, closes schools as typhoon nears
In this image taken from a video, domestic flights passengers wait for their flights at Taipei International Airport in Taipei on Monday.
Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends early as violence erupts
Hong Kong: Protestors crowd a street in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
Anti-government protesters run away from police during a rally outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China September 28, 2019.
Earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia, kills at least 20
A damaged traditional market building is pictured following an earthquake in Ambon, Indonesia, September 26, 2019, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
Elderly skeletal elephant dies in Sri Lanka, weeks after social media outrage
The 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri was being forced to take part in an annual Buddhist pageant in Sri Lanka, where she was covered in a colourful costume so as to hide her malnourished body from the people watching her in the parade.
UK believes Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks: PM Johnson
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to board his plane at London’s Heathrow Airport as he heads off for the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
She quit her job. He got night goggles. They searched 57 days for their dog.
Carole and Verne King with their border collie, Katie, at their home in Deer Park, Wash., Sept. 20, 2019. After Katie escaped their room at a hotel in Montana, the couple set out on a desperate search that lasted 57 days and included night-vision goggles, animal-tracking cameras and horse manure brought in from the family’s farm in Eastern Washington.
SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store
Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Friday, around 2:30 p.m. while shoppers and store employees run for safety.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets Donald Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington
Trump posted a photo with Zuckerberg on Twitter and called their session a “nice meeting” in the Oval Office (Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
Spain is politically unstable but investors don't seem to care
Crowds of visitors make their way down Las Ramblas avenue in Barcelona, Spain.
Taliban car bomb kills at least 20 in southern Afghanistan
Afghan security forces stand at the site of a car bomb attack in Qalat, capital of Zabul province, Afghanistan September 19, 2019.
Hong Kong won't concede to more protester demands, top adviser says
Riot police deploy tear gas during a protest in Causeway Bay on Sept. 15.
Number of abortions in United States falls to lowest since 1973
Anti-abortion activists protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington. The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday, Sept. 18.
South Korea on high alert after first African swine fever case found
A quarantine official wearing protective gear places a barricade as a precaution against African swine fever at a pig farm in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.
Boeing board to call for safety changes after 737 Max crashes
Boeing 737 Max airplanes parked at the Renton Municipal Airport near Boeing’s factory in Renton, Washington.
Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks spark fire at two Aramco oil sites, Yemen's Houthi rebels claim responsibility
Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.
Cable cars over Jerusalem? Some see 'Disneyfication' of holy city
Israeli authorities have approved a plan to build a cable car to the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world, by 2021.
Rio de Janeiro: Patients evacuated as fire hits Badim Hospital
A patient is evacuated after a fire hit the Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 12, 2019.
Cuba says facing acute fuel shortage due to US sanctions
Locals line up to board a public service bus in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The island nations is facing a diesel fuel shortage but the government said there will be no electricity blackouts.
Trump marks his third 9/11 anniversary with war still raging
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon.
Hurricane Dorian: Death toll reaches 30, Bahamas survivors tell of children swept away
The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas.
A tornado touched down in the The Farm at Brunswick County in Carolina Shores, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, damaging homes ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.
One dead, 34 injured after train collides with truck in Japan's Yokohama
A train sits derailed after a collision with a truck in Yokohama, near Tokyo Thursday.
Bangladesh may 'force' 100,000 Rohingya to resettle on uninhabited island
Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won’t go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Hurricane Dorian batters Bahamas as 'catastrophic' storm
Hurricane Dorian is viewed from the International Space Station September 1, 2019 in a still image obtained from a video.
Airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia kill dozens in Yemen prison
A man walks past the wreckage of government force vehicles destroyed by air strikes near Aden, Yemen, August 30, 2019.
Hong Kong: In fresh clashes, police fire tear gas, water cannon on protesters
Demonstrators react to tear gas fired by riot police during a clash in Yuen Long, Hong Kong.
A police officer armed with a shotgun looks up at protesters who throw dustbins from an overhead bridge during pro-democracy march in Hong Kong.
Hurricane Dorian: 'Extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm heads towards Florida
Hurricane Dorian approaches the coast of Florida, U.S. in this August 30, 2019 NASA handout satellite image.
As fall begins in Alaska, wildfires linked to warming rage on
Smoke from wildfires obscure the Chugach Mountains in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The smoke was from two wildfires, one burning north of Anchorage and the other south.
'Fire is nearing our reserve, we need to be united': Brazilian indigenous speak out as Amazon fires rage
Fire consumes an area in the Alvorada da Amazonia region, in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. The country’s satellite monitoring agency has recorded more than 41,000 fires in the Amazon region so far this year, with more than half of those coming in August alone.
A fire burns trees and brush along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil’s Amazon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a “colony.”
Brazil has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, an 84 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Bolsonaro took office on January 1.
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The fire that started Thursday night burned nearly 8, 400 acres (13.1 square miles or 34 square kilometers), destroyed 17 structures and damaged dozens more. One man died of a heart attack during the fire in the Porter Ranch neighborhood, officials said.
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The storm, which the government warned could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since 1958, has already brought record-breaking rainfall in Kanagawa prefecture south of Tokyo with a whopping 700 mm (27.6 inches) of rain over 24 hours.