Volcano erupts in Southern Japan

A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate.Smo...

2 dead, several hurt in shooting at US Wal-Mart

Two people died and several more were injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store, police said.    Deputy Police Chief Mike Ferguson would not say if the gunman was arrested, at large or among the dead, ...

Foreigners find it more fun in the Philippines, until they cross the streets

They say the mark of a truly mature motorist is how he or she treats the non-motorized individuals who share the road with him or her. And mature motorists aren’t necessarily a result of any economic fortune (or misfortune) befal...

Dark side to coastal paradise

Satun, known for its stunning cluster of islands in the Andaman Sea, has been used by human smugglers as a way station en route to Malaysia.Cainan Lungsamah, a local official in southern Satun province, shifts uneasily in his seat...