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Mass evacuations as monster cyclone heads for India

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone heads for India

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated ahead of a major cyclone packing winds gusting up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour and torrential rains, officials said Thursday.

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant, evacuations possible

Hawaii volcano threatens power plant, evacuations possible

Hawaii Governor David Ige set up an emergency task force to remove the pentane used in the power plant's turbines.

Syrian rebels begin to leave last bastion in Ghouta

Syrian rebels begin to leave last bastion in Ghouta

The first fighters from the last rebel bastion in Eastern Ghouta left on Sunday for insurgent-held territory in the country's northwest, state media said, raising hopes of an end to conflict in the enclave.

Intensifying assaults in Syria spark dual evacuations

Intensifying assaults in Syria spark dual evacuations

Syrian civilians in the last rebel-held pockets of besieged Eastern Ghouta have been urged to flee as Russia-backed regime forces storm into the beleaguered area near Damascus ...

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Aid workers completed a series of medical evacuations from a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus Friday as part of a controversial deal that saw patients swapped for hostages and prisoners.

Flood-hit New Zealand regions brace for more rain

Flood-hit New Zealand regions brace for more rain

Flood-hit regions of New Zealand were warned to expect more wild weather on Sunday after a deluge forced evacuations and emergency declarations in parts of South Island.

Over 1,000 leave Damascus area in final phase of evacuation

Over 1,000 leave Damascus area in final phase of evacuation

More than 1,000 people quit a rebel-held district of Damascus on Monday, its governor said, in the final phase of a deal bringing Syria's government closer to controlling the entire capital.

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers

More than 3,000 people left the rebel enclave of Aleppo on Monday, raising hope for many others still stranded, as Russia eased its objections to sending UN observers to oversee the evacuations.

Israeli settlers flee as West Bank wildfires spread

Israeli settlers flee as West Bank wildfires spread

Wildfires near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank have forced hundreds to flee their homes, after mass evacuations in Israel and more than a dozen arrests, police said on Saturday.

UN to begin evacuations from Aleppo if truce holds

UN to begin evacuations from Aleppo if truce holds

The United Nations hopes to carry out the first medical evacuations from Aleppo on Friday, if a ‘humanitarian pause’ in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on the city holds.

'Loud noises' led to Los Angeles airport evacuation: police

'Loud noises' led to Los Angeles airport evacuation: police

Los Angeles airport police said on Monday they were investigating whether passengers had mistaken loud noises of some kind for gunfire, leading to panicked evacuations the night before ...

Firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

Firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

More than 1,600 firefighters battled to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person and closing a highway.