Thursday, August 21 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:14:12 GMT
Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.More >>
Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop...More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:04:28 GMT
The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.More >>
Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting...More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:24:52 GMT
A Ukrainian official says five troops were killed and 21 injured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours.More >>
Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen...More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:24:33 GMT
An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.More >>
The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad.More >>
(CNN) - The Japan Meteorological Agency said a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit early Saturday on the Pacific coast of Tohoku, a region of northern Japan.
A tsunami warning that JMA had initially issued was canceled in its aftermath.
The U.S. Geological Survey later downgraded the earthquake to 6.5 magnitude. It occurred seven miles deep off Honshu Island, 284 miles east-northeast of Tokyo.
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit in early March 2011 was the largest ever to hit Japan and fourth-largest on record. It produced 30-foot waves in a tsunami that devastated areas of the country and caused a nuclear crisis at a power plant in northern Honshu.
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds.More >>
With many out and about on lunch hour, a near-derecho force squall line with 80+ MPH winds slammed through NE Arkansas and the MO Bootheel, leaving behind damage that few have seen from straight line winds. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:06:18 GMT
Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...More >>
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...More >>