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At least 304 dead, 1,800 hurt as 7.2 magnitude rocks…

By EVENS SANON and TAMMY WEBBER, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP):- A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, killing

Taliban seize province near capital, attack northern city

By AHMAD SEIR, RAHIM FAIEZ and JOSEPH KRAUSS, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- The Taliban seized a province just south of Afghanistan’s

Venezuela government, opponents launch talks in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, (AFP):- Venezuela's government and opposition launched negotiations on Friday in Mexico that were expected to focus on sanctions

Taliban press advance after capturing 2 major Afghan cities

By TAMEEM AKHGAR and RAHIM FAIEZ, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- Afghanistan’s rapidly-advancing Taliban insurgents entered a western provincial capital, an official

US keeping distance as Afghan forces face Taliban rout

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR, WASHINGTON (AP):- Afghan government forces are collapsing even faster than U.S. military leaders

In Iran, slow vaccinations fuel anger in unending pandemic

By JON GAMBRELL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):- Iranians are suffering through yet another surge in the coronavirus pandemic —

Afghans flee horrors as Taliban sweep through the north

KABUL, (AFP):- Thousands of Afghans are fleeing Taliban-captured cities in the north, some telling of brutal treatment by the insurgents:

Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics wind to a nuanced end

By TED ANTHONY, TOKYO (AP):- It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ended with a typhoon blowing

Thousands flee fires in Greece, Turkey; some rescued by sea

By THANASSIS STAVRAKIS, ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER, DROSOPIGI, Greece (AP):- Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control

US added 943,000 jobs in July; unemployment rate at 5.4%

By PAUL WISEMAN, WASHINGTON (AP):- Hiring surged in July as American employers added 943,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to

‘Indiscriminate’ Afghan fighting hurting civilians the most, says UN

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, (AFP):- Afghan forces battled the Taliban for control of a key provincial capital Tuesday, as the United Nations

Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

By MATTHEW LEE, WASHINGTON (AP):- The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan

Heatwave causes massive melt of Greenland ice sheet

COPENHAGEN, (AFP):- Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than

‘The war has changed’: US documents sound alarm on Delta…

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as chickenpox, probably causes more severe disease, and breakthrough

Japan expands virus emergency after record spikes amid Games

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, TOKYO (AP):- Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas in addition to Tokyo

Activists allege Myanmar leaders are ‘weaponizing’ COVID-19

By DAVID RISING, BANGKOK (AP):- With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists

Peru’s new president promises constitution change

LIMA, (AFP):- Leftist Pedro Castillo was sworn in as Peru's fifth president in three years Wednesday on the 200th anniversary

In breakthrough, Tanzania kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations

By CARA ANNA, NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):- In a major breakthrough for one of the world’s last countries to embrace COVID-19

Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North and South Korea have restored suspended communication channels between them and their

UN chief: World hunger worsened by climate change, conflict

ROME (AP):- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a