Hawaii declares emergency over Maui wildfires

World Jul 13, 2019

Hawaii declares emergency over Maui wildfires

Hawaii's governor on Friday declared an emergency on the island of Maui, where firefighters were battling a blaze that forced the evacuations of thousands of people and sent huge clouds of smoke billowing over nearby beaches. Although most of the evacuees were later allowed to ...

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2019

5.8 quake rocks southern Philippines; 25 injured

Twenty-five people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged on Saturday when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn, police said. The 5.8-magnitude quake struck the northeast coast of Mindanao island at 4:42 a.m. at ...

Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

Asia Pacific Jun 27, 2019

Thousands flee erupting Papua New Guinea volcano

An erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea that has blanketed a town in ash has forced around 5,000 people from their homes, officials said Thursday. Mount Ulawun — one of the world's most hazardous volcanoes — began spewing lava and smoke high into the air ...