Natural disasters

People observe as fire gets closer to the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018. Over 700 firefighters were still battling a forest fire near the Portuguese town of Monchique in the southern Algarve region, a popular tourist destination. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 08, 2018 - 2:15 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A major wildfire blackening hills in Portugal's southern Algarve region likely will take several more days to bring under control, the country's prime minister said Wednesday. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that efforts to control the fire that broke out Friday...
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Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 08, 2018 - 1:11 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as...
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Locals view the devastation of a collapsed Jamiul Jamaah Mosque in Bangsal, North Lombok, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 08, 2018 - 3:59 am
BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. Volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens...
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Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 yards across the valley, burning two homes in Spring Valley. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 6:14 pm
Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The 450-square-mile (1,165-square-kilometer) blaze,...
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Relatives react as rescue teams recover the bodies of victims killed in an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 07, 2018 - 12:58 pm
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok. They used hacksaws to cut a square into concrete wall. They used crowbars and...
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Hundreds of tourist sit on the beach in the Baltic Sea resort of Heringsdorf on island of Usedom, northern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 10:32 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on hot weather and wildfires in Europe (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Authorities have evacuated four campsites as a brush fire swept through tinder-dry countryside in the eastern Netherlands. The regional security service said that firefighters from three provinces...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:16 am
MILAN (AP) — Officials have evacuated a valley in northwestern Italy after a huge landslide swept away several cars along a well-traveled road, killing a couple trapped inside one. The news agency ANSA reported that rescue workers recovered the body of the second victim, a Milan woman, on Tuesday,...
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Rescuers carry the body of an earthquake victim recovered from the collapsed Jabal Nur Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 07, 2018 - 6:59 am
LADING-LADING, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 3 p.m. A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during an earthquake in Lombok on Sunday evening says there were about 100 people praying inside when the...
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Rescuers carry a body of an earthquake victim recovered from the collapsed Jabal Nur Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 07, 2018 - 5:46 am
LADING-LADING, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok, while thousands of homeless locals waited for aid Tuesday and stranded tourists camped at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels...
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A firefighter jumps off a small mound while working on a fire near the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 07, 2018 - 4:28 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters supported by 19 aircraft are battling a major wildfire in southern Portugal for a fifth straight day. Authorities had hoped lower overnight temperatures would allow services to contain the blaze. But officials said Tuesday that strong winds are...
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