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Powerful Japan Quake Sets Off Landslide, Minor Injuries

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in northeastern Japan on Sunday cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes after a strong earthquake set off a landslide on a highway, damaged buildings and parts of bullet train lines and caused power …

Cyclone Causes Flooding in Fiji, Kills 1 With 5 More Missing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A cyclone caused flooding as it crossed Fiji, requiring rescues of residents and sending thousands of people into shelters in the Pacific archipelago. At least one person died and five others are missing. Authorities said Monday …

Typhoon-Ravaged Northeast Philippines Pummeled by New Storm

MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon began battering northeastern Philippine provinces Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and three missing in a region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just …

Fires Roil California’s Virus Fight Just as Outbreak Was Easing

Just as California appeared to be turning a corner in its fight against the coronavirus, raging wildfires threaten to worsen the outbreak. Blazes that rank among the largest in state history have sent thousands of residents fleeing to evacuation centers …

Hundreds of Thousands Flee as Flooding in Jakarta Kills 42

At least 42 people have died from the New Year’s Day flooding in Indonesia, and hundreds of thousands were evacuated, as the greater Jakarta area suffered the most intense rain in 24 years. More than 400,000 people, mostly from Bekasi, …