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World Jan 20Communication restored in Tonga 5 days after volcanic eruption
As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of the billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerged from beneath the depths. Then darkness.
World Jan 19Over 80,000 impacted by Tongan volcano; 3 smaller islands suffer serious damage, officials say
Three of Tonga's smaller islands have suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross say, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific archipelago…
World Nov 15U.S. journalist jailed in Myanmar freed after nearly 6 months
American journalist Danny Fenster, who was recently sentenced to 11 years of hard labor after spending nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, has been freed.
World Oct 06Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify
China's People's Liberation Army flew 56 planes off the southwest coast of Taiwan on Monday, setting a new record and capping four days of sustained pressure involving 149 flights.
World Aug 20Reports of targeted Taliban killings fuel Afghans’ fears
The Taliban say they have become more moderate since they last ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s and have pledged to restore security and forgive those who fought them in the 20 years since a U.S.-led invasion.
World Jul 22Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads
The deaths have followed record numbers of new cases being reported in countries across the region which have left health care systems struggling to cope and governments scrambling to implement new restrictions.
World Jul 15Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia
As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow flow of vaccine doses from around the world is finally picking up speed.
World May 04German officials say far-right crime rising as police arrest alleged neo-Nazi
Berlin police arrested a 53-year-old German man on suspicion of sending dozens of threatening letters to politicians, lawyers and journalists that were signed with the acronym of a neo-Nazi group.
World Nov 18Berlin police forcefully disperse protest over virus rules
German police fired water cannons Wednesday at demonstrators protesting coronavirus restrictions in Berlin's government district, after crowds ignored calls to wear masks and keep their distance from one another.
World Oct 14Germany to give $662 million in aid to Holocaust survivors
Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic.