Category Archives: World

Alaska volcano spews thick ash cloud, triggering aviation warning

Shishaldin Volcano, one of the most active in Alaska, kicked out a plume of ash that satellite imagery detected as high as 28,000 feet (8,535 m) above sea level, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, the joint federal-state-university office that tracks the state’s many volcanoes.

After fire, dust and hail play havoc on Australian summer

The vast clouds of thick red dust have smothered inland towns such as Dubbo in the country’s most populous state, New South Wales, adding to the run of unusual weather that has disrupted the country since hundreds of bushfires broke out in September.

2 dead, possibly 15 injured in Missouri shooting: Police

North Korean defector numbers to South lowest since 2001

Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano seethes

Iran says it still respects 2015 nuclear deal, rejects ‘unfounded’ EU claims

Russia: Five killed after boiling water floods hotel basement

2 killed, 5 injured in Texas shooting

Canada troops to help Newfoundland dig out after blizzard

Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses