The Latest: Death toll climbs to 222 in Indonesia tsunami

Dec 23, 2018

An eruption of one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend

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China calls US arrogant and selfish after hacking indictment

Dec 21, 2018

China calls the US arrogant and selfish after two Chinese citizens were charged with stealing American trade secrets and other sensitive information on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency

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Thailand to honor beautiful, violent Siamese fighting fish

Dec 21, 2018

The Siamese fighting fish, a popular beauty in home aquariums and a popular bet for gamblers for their violent territoriality, is set to become Thailand's national aquatic animal

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Chinese leaders promise tax cuts, help for entrepreneurs

Dec 21, 2018

Chinese leaders promise help to entrepreneurs to shore up weakening economic growth as Beijing tries to resolve tariff battles with Washington over technology

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Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Dec 21, 2018

The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village

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Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Dec 20, 2018

Japan is considering leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts after decades of unsuccessfully campaigning to gain support for the cause

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Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

Dec 19, 2018

Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled hatred, particularly against the Muslim Rohingya minority

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Huawei calls on US, others to show proof of security risk

Dec 19, 2018

Huawei chairman challenges United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims the Chinese tech giant is a security risk

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Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

Dec 16, 2018

Chinese tech giant Huawei's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad, while one of its top executives faces U.S. charges over trade with Iran

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Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

Dec 16, 2018

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky

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