Taal volcano eruption poses deadly dilemma for people living in its shadow

Maria Evangeline Tenorio Sarmiento struggles to wade through ankle-deep mud and debris to reach her house that's been inundated with thick sludge. Inside, the 52-year-old...

A second person has died from a new SARS-like virus in China

A second person has died in China from a new virus that has infected dozens of people and put the rest of Asia on alert, Chinese health...

Protests and a weakening economy spell a rocky road ahead for India’s Narendra Modi

Eight months ago, Narendra Modi was being hailed as India's most popular leader in decades. His incumbent Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a general election by...

At least 77 killed and 94 injured after avalanches bury homes in Pakistan

At least 77 people have been killed and 94 injured in northeast Pakistan after a series of avalanches destroyed and buried houses. The avalanches were...

Some trees can live for more than 1,000 years and scientists may have figured...

Some trees can live for centuries or even millennia but the secrets behind their long life spans have eluded scientists. However, new research has found...

Residents urged not to return home as Philippines volcano continues to spew ash, lava...

Philippine officials are appealing to residents not to return to their homes in the danger zone of an erupting volcano as it continues to spew...

China is really worried about unemployment. Here’s what it’s doing to avoid mass layoffs

The Chinese government wants to do whatever it can to protect the economy in 2020. It's got an enormous task ahead of it. Beijing has made clear...

A couple got married in the Philippines while a volcano erupted in the background

A couple in the Philippines went ahead with their wedding Sunday despite the eruption of a volcano spewing ash into the sky behind them. Chino...

Taiwan’s President thanks voters after winning reelection

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the island's electorate Saturday for putting "democratic values into practice" after securing more than 57% of the vote. Tsai's comfortable victory caps...

More plants are growing around Everest — and the consequences could be serious

Grasses, shrubs and mosses are growing and expanding around Mount Everest and across the Himalayan region as the area continues to experience the consequences of global warming,...

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