A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck the island of New Britain in northeastern Papua New Guinea at 8:47 am Monday, but no tsunami alerts or casualties are reported.

BEIJING – The Chinese government is seeking to improve its air quality by reducing emissions of major polluting gases, according to a report presented by the premier at the opening of the parliamen

BUON DON, Vietnam – Only around 80 elephants remain in the wild in Vietnam, as the threat of humans and deforestation becomes ever greater, pushing their population to the brink of imminent extinct

KATHMANDU – A Spanish national and three Nepalese Sherpas were killed in a landslide in north-central Nepal, local authorities told EFE on Thursday.

SYDNEY – Quokkas, small marsupials whose smiles have launched a torrent of selfies on social media in Australia, are at risk of disappearing from the Oceanic country owing to forest fires, predator

SAN JOSE – The Turrialba volcano in central Costa Rica continued to emit gas and ash on Tuesday, forcing the airport that serves the capital city of San Jose to remain closed.

MANAGUA - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has hit the Pacific coast of Nicaragua close to three volcanoes, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) said Thursday.

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - Malaysia on Thursday confirmed its first case of Zika infection, as a 58-year-old woman who recently traveled to Singapore tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus.

SEOUL – South Korea announced on Monday an ambitious plan to build in the next three years a network of smart expressways, adapted to electric vehicles and self-driving cars, to limit traffic conge

ANKARA – Some 10,000 people were admitted to the hospital early this week in eastern Turkey after they suffered from health problems caused by contaminated tap water, local press reported on Sunday