A truck carrying an extremely dangerous radioactive substance has been stolen in central Mexico, the U.N. nuclear agency said Wednesday.More >
A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico state, the country's nuclear safety director said.More >
A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on the growing international market for medical marijuana.More >
A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on medical marijuana, a growing global industry that he asserted Wednesday could be a boon for the island's chronically...More >
The Obama administration is urging Congress to support limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military, even though Myanmar has ties with North Korea.More >
The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military due to concerns over human rights and its lingering ties with North Korea.More >
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is opening a visit to China by urging Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders.More >
Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a...More >
Towering over his fellow protest leaders, reigning world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president.More >
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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan says the government has allocated $7 billion of its foreign reserves to offset the loss of oil revenue caused by militias shutting down oil terminals and halting exports since the...More >
Libya's prime minister said on Wednesday that his government is spending billions of dollars to offset the loss of revenue caused by militias who have shut down oil terminals in the country's restive east, one of...More >
Thousands of people are gathered in Kiev's Independence Square, where Orthodox priests chanted prayers at dawn and demonstrators are vowing to keep up their actions.More >
As protests roiled the Ukrainian capital and other cities, three of the country's former presidents on Wednesday gave support to the demonstrators and warned the tensions could be spinning into an uncontainable crisis.More >
NATO's chief says any Afghan government representative - not only President Hamid Karzai - could sign a security pact with the United States so that thousands of coalition troops could stay in Afghanistan after...More >
NATO's chief said Wednesday that President Hamid Karzai isn't the only Afghan government official who can sign a security pact so that thousands of coalition troops can stay in Afghanistan after 2014. But an Afghan...More >
India's Mars orbiter mission has ventured out of Earth's sphere of influence in an attempt to reach the red planet's orbit after a critical maneuver.More >
India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.More >
CEBU CITY, Philippines (TV5/CNN) - A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was centered about 385 miles south-southeast of Manila, near Catigbian, and its depth was 12 miles, according to the USGS.
The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that 93 people had died.
At least 15 were killed in the city of Cebu, four were killed in the province of Bohol and one died in the province of Siquijor, said Maj. Reynaldo Balido, a spokesman for the Philippines Office of Civil Defense.
Most of those killed were hit by falling rubble, the Philippines News Agency reported.
At least 33 people were missing, and authorities were checking into reports of people trapped in collapsed buildings in Cebu and Bohol, the agency reported. Another 164 were injured, authorities said.
Maryann Zamora said it seemed like a dream at first, then everyone started running through the building she was in and things started to fall.
Zamora, a communications specialist with the charity World Vision, said there was glass and concrete in the streets of Cebu City, which is about 37 miles north of the epicenter.
"Right now, we are in the streets because it is unsafe to be inside," she said by phone, her voice shaking as one of more than 10 aftershocks hit. "Tell everyone to pray for us."
She said it is a national holiday - Eidul Adha - and many people were relaxing when the earthquake rattled the country just after 8 a.m.
There was no widespread threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, but it warned that earthquakes this large can sometimes cause tsunamis within 61 miles of the epicenter.
Catigbian, which has a population of 23,000, is in the province of Bohol.
Tourist Robert Michael Poole said he was riding a bike in Bohol when the earthquake struck and cracked the road right in front of him.
"It was very strong," Poole said. "I live in Tokyo. I am used to earthquakes. But this one was very strong. It shocked a lot of people here."
Poole said he was able to move around and document some of the destruction, including a giant church that was decimated.
"Lucky thing is that it is a holiday here today and it happened at a time when nobody was in the church," Poole said.
The first dust storm of the 2013 summer season developed in Pima County July 10 and was followed by a second storm July 12. The storms continued through the summer until the September end to the monsoon.More >
The first dust storm of the 2013 summer season developed in Pima County July 10 and was followed by a second storm July 12.More >
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.More >
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An icy blast of arctic air sent temperatures plunging as much as 40 degrees below normal Tuesday across the western half of the nation soon after a storm snarled roadways in the Rockies and threatened citrus crops...More >
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Freezing rain caused some spinouts and crashes in the eastern-most parts of our area on Sunday morning, but the Pioneer Valley had nothing on what Central Massachusetts residents dealt with. Around 7More >
Freezing rain caused some spinouts and crashes in the eastern-most parts of our area on Sunday morning, but the Pioneer Valley had nothing on what Central Massachusetts residents dealt with.
A winter storm that hit parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas was expected to be worse, but with temperatures creeping above freezing the outcome was less dramatic than forecasters had feared.More >
Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to book earlier flights Tuesday to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast with a messy mix of snow, rain and wind that threatened to snarl one of the busiest travel days of...More >
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We are in for a pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm! Several inches are expected, but be careful, because all that beautiful white snow can be deadly. Heart attacks, back strain and muscle soreness are just a fewMore >
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Gov. Pat Quinn asked the White House on Monday to declare 15 Illinois counties to be major disaster areas, after a single storm system this month spawned 24 tornadoes in Illinois that killed six people and damaged...More >
Gov. Pat Quinn asked the White House on Monday to declare 15 Illinois counties to be major disaster areas, after a single storm system this month spawned 24 tornadoes in Illinois that killed six people and damaged or...More >