Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island as survivors face long recovery

WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted

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Australia orders evacuations as firefighters struggle to contain bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials ordered people in several communities, including a major tourist destination, to evacuate immediately on Wednesday

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New bushfires break out in Australia as millions brace for the worst

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials warned soaring heat and high winds are already exceeding forecast “catastrophic” conditions on Tuesday as

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Young maestro takes baton as Israel Philharmonic’s Zubin Mehta ends 50-year tenure

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Zubin Mehta was only 25 years old when he first conducted the Israel Philharmonic. Over half

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Two U.S. movie theater chains ban masks at screenings of ‘Joker’

DENVER (Reuters) – The Landmark Theaters chain will ban costumes and masks for moviegoers during screenings of the film “Joker”,

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Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it’s used

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires

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Mashrou’ Leila concert in Lebanon canceled after church pressure

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Byblos festival has canceled a concert by the indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila “to prevent bloodshed”

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Trump cheers as rapper A$AP Rocky freed in Swedish assault case

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his friends were released from custody in Sweden on Friday

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Brazil environment agency launches operation to combat Amazon deforestation

FILE PHOTO: Piles of wood are seen during “Operation Green Wave” conducted by agents of the Brazilian Institute for the

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