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Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

Indian capital choked by smog as emergency measures fail to offer respite

A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital New Delhi on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week.

HMC officially opens Sealine Medical Clinic

HMC officially opens Sealine Medical Clinic

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) officially opened its Sealine Medical Clinic, in the Sealine area. This is the eighth consecutive year that the healthcare organisation is operating the clinic ...

Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital

A public health emergency was declared as choking smog blanketed New Delhi on Tuesday, with authorities ordering the temporary closure of all primary schools in the world's most polluted capital city.

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Puerto Rico governor says relief arriving to storm-ravaged rural areas

Puerto Rico’s governor says efforts to restore cell service, gas and other basic needs to the island’s rural residents are progressing, even as many in those towns report feeling forgotten.

Thousands evacuated from Vanuatu island as volcano erupts

Thousands evacuated from Vanuatu island as volcano erupts

Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of residents from an island in the Pacific archipelago after a volcanic eruption rained rocks and ash on nearby homes, reports and officials said.

After deadly mudslide, Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera

After deadly mudslide, Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera

Sierra Leone will vaccinate half a million people against cholera as thousands risk infection in emergency shelters with limited access to clean water and sanitation, an official said ...

Pilot feared dead after chopper fighting Portugal fires crashes

Pilot feared dead after chopper fighting Portugal fires crashes

A helicopter fighting wildfires in central and northern Portugal crashed on Sunday, the civil protection agency said, adding that the pilot was feared dead.

State of emergency extended in Canada's fire-hit west

State of emergency extended in Canada's fire-hit west

Firefighters were battling more than a hundred blazes in western Canada on Saturday as authorities in British Colombia province were forced to extend a state of emergency for a second time.

Turkey extends emergency for another 3 months

Turkey extends emergency for another 3 months

Turkey on Monday extended emergency rule for another three months, almost a year after it was imposed in the wake of last July's failed military coup.

France extends emergency rule until November 1

France extends emergency rule until November 1

The French parliament on Thursday voted to extend the state of emergency until November 1, a measure first imposed after Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen killed 130 people in coordinated attacks on Paris in late 2015.

Seven attacks foiled in France in 2017, says minister

Seven attacks foiled in France in 2017, says minister

Seven terror plots have been foiled in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Thursday as he argued for a final extension of the country's state of emergency.

Fewer emergency cases this year during Eid holidays

Fewer emergency cases this year during Eid holidays

There seem to be fewer emergency cases at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and many private healthcare facilities during the Eid al-Fitr holidays so far this year compared to previous years ...