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                                Mount Ruang volcano is seen during the eruption from Tagulandang island, Indonesia.
Indonesians leave homes near erupting volcano

Indonesian authorities closed an airport and residents left homes near an erupting volcano Thursday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling rocks, hot volcanic clouds and the possibility of a tsunami. Read more

Women queue up to cast their votes during the first round of polling of India’s national election in Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indians vote in first phase of world’s largest election

Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that’s a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country’s leader. Read more

                                Juergen Mossack, partner of the law firm Mossack-Fonseca, leaves the Supreme Court during the trial of the “Panama Papers” money laundering case in Panama City on Monday.
Trial is underway for the Panama Papers

Eight years after 11 million leaked secret financial documents revealed how some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth, more than two dozen defendants are on trial in Panama for their alleged roles. Read more

                                This photo provided by Starbucks shows a new version of the company’s cold cup which is said to be made with up to 20% less plastic. The introduction of the cups will be announced.
Starbucks redesigned its cups with up to 20% less plastic

The coffee giant said Thursday it plans to alleviate some of that waste with new disposable cups that contain up to 20% less plastic. The cups are set to be rolled out to stores in the U.S. and Canada starting this month. Read more

                                Travelers prepare to enter Oakland International Airport in Oakland, Calif. San Francisco has sued Oakland after officials there voted in favor of changing the name of the city’s airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport. San Francisco officials say the change will cause confusion and is already affecting its airport financially.
San Francisco sues Oakland over new airport name

Last week, the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Oakland voted unanimously to move forward with the name-change and scheduled a second vote for final approval on May 9. The airport is currently called Oakland International Airport. Read more

                                A man looks at the damage caused by a moderately strong earthquake that struck Tokat province, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, Turkey. The magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the town of Sulusaray, in Tokat province, causing damage to some buildings. There was no immediate report of any casualties or serious injuries.
5.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Turkey

The 5.6 magnitude quake hit in the town of Sulusaray, in Tokat province, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency. Read more

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