As Indonesia recovers from the devastating 2004 earthquake and tsunami, many tourists are coming to the country because of the disaster. They want to see the recovery and especially the iconic location photographed after the tsunami.
In coastal communities from California to Alaska, communities are bracing for a monumental clean-up task. A debris field perhaps the size of California is bringing materials from Japan's earthquake and tsunami ravaged areas across the Pacific Ocean, with some items already making landfall.
Alpha Natural Resources agreed to pay 31 families, two survivors and 29 families of the deceased, $1.5 million each, as well as to make millions in safety improvements and conduct millions in research to make mining safer at the Upper Big Branch mine and in general.
A few brave tourists in the central African Democratic Republic of the Congo are going on mountain hikes to take in a spectacular sight in nature: the eruption of a volcano. Virunga National Park is a short, but safe distance from the erupting Mount Nyamulagira, giving park visitors a front row seat.
A dispute between neighbors led to one of Bangkok's last line of defense from vicious spring floods being torn down, inundating new areas with flood waters.
Bangkok's flooding has displaced thousands of Thais, and it's also left many of their pets without a place to go. Fortunately, volunteers are trying to help.
As residents of Bangkok, Thailand, try to make sense of the intense flooding gripping their neighborhoods, government officials say the worst has passed. Not everyone is so sure.
As the tides rise in Thailand, flooding is getting worse in parts of Bangkok. There are fears that with even higher tides forecast for this weekend, flooding could inundate parts of the city that have so far remained dry.
The worst flood in Thailand in 50 years has killed hundreds in the central and northern parts of the country, but now the water is rushing toward the capital city, endangering millions of lives and valuable property.
As the days pass, rescue workers continue to dig feverishly to free survivors from the earthquake that hit on Sunday. A 14-day-old infant was rescued Monday, but hopes are fading.