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21 dead in S.Korea hospital fire: Yonhap

Seoul - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report.

21 dead in S.Korea hospital fire: Yonhap

Seoul - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report.

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur on Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

Dozens of youths treated at N.Ireland rave

London - The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service on Thursday declared a major incident after treating around 60 youths for the suspected effects of drugs and alcohol outside a concert in Belfast.

Drought and economy major points for Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown, in his State of the State speech on Wednesday was upbeat, yet he warned the legislature of the need for being cautious, saying "We are not out of the woods, and we are certainly not out of the drought."

First response system designed to save lives

To better coordinate rescue services during a catastrophe, a German company has devised a new way to prioritize the needs of victims.

Smog emergency shuts down major city in China

One of northeastern China's largest cities was brought to its knees today, a casualty of a thick, choking smog. The airport and schools were closed, and traffic came to a stand-still. Officials say the cloud of dense pollution could last another 24 hours.

Mayor Bloomberg signs a bills addressing NYC disaster management

Earlier this week, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, signed into law nine bills relating to the city’s disaster preparedness.

FEMA's preparation raises suspicion about agency's motives

A recent announcement that FEMA is attempting to collect a large amount of emergency food reserves has several people worried that the agency could be preparing for something on a large scale.

MERS coronavirus no emergency, rules WHO panel

A panel of experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) has unanimously decided the MERS coronavirus is not, at least yet, an emergency threat to public health.

Video: Student pilot's crash landing

Mangalore - A student pilot showed incredible calm and poise when he was forced to make a crash landing after a wheel fell off his airplane mid flight.

UK accident and emergency waiting times 'are on the rise'

The British government has admitted that more people are facing long waits in accident and emergency (A&E) departments compared with previous years.

Woman has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail

Lancaster - A teenager on a night out in Lancaster, UK required a life-saving operation to have her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail which contained liquid nitrogen at a local night spot popular with teenagers.

Mid flight emergency procedures results in marriage proposal

Chicago - In what may be one of the most unique and imaginative proposals on record, the pilot of a 2 person plane proposes to his girlfriend during a mid flight emergency.

Op-Ed: Rising heat affects homeless in Baker City Special

Baker City - On the evening of July 2, as I was walking behind the Baker County Public Library in Baker City, Oregon, I noticed a police officer talking to two homeless men who were sitting on the grass in Geiser-Pollman Park.

Future is bright for Officer Sara Jury Special

Integrity, hard work and honesty are an important set of the core values that guide the Baker City Police Department (BCPD) and its newest employee, 26-year-old Officer Sara Jury.

10 stunning photos of the Colorado wildfires

As the wildfires across Colorado continue to ravage the state, many residents and state agencies are chronicling the disaster with powerful photos. Here are the top 10 photos found on photo-sharing sites such as Flickr.

Forest fires ravage parts of Russia

Tyva - Forest fires are ravaging parts of Russia due to irresponsible handling of fires and grass being cut for agricultural purposes.

Deli does not live up to expectations, quick, dial 911

East Hartford - Ordering a sandwich is a nice treat, but what happens if that sandwich does not live up to your expectations? Would you consider dialing emergency services? This is what one man decided to do.

Earthquake and tsunami drill in Chile mobilizes 500,000 people

San Antonio - About half a million people participated today in a major earthquake and tsunami drill in the Region of Valparaiso, including the port cities of Valparaiso and San Antonio along Chile's central coast.

Man rings 999 service to inform them he's out of toilet paper

In an attempt to make people aware of the indirect dangers that can result from prank calls to emergency services, the bosses of the South Western Ambulance Service have released a prank call from a man who informed them he was out of toilet paper.

Naked man killed on freeway after jumping from ambulance

Tustin - A California man jumped out of a moving ambulance Friday afternoon as it traveled on Interstate 5 through Orange County. He was killed after being hit by a truck.

Chairman of Trilateral Commission says Italy faces tough future

As the European Chairman of the Commission, Italy's new Prime Minister, Mario Monti, is facing a major emergency as he promises the financially strapped country, "rigor and fairness in sweeping reforms to dig the country out of major financial crisis."

US Postal Service nears default, losses mount

Washington - The US Postal Service (USPS), faced with a looming $9.2 billion deficit, is so short of funds it cannot make a $5.5 billion payment due this month, and unless Congress implements emergency action, could face a complete shutdown by winter.

Emergency from 2010 quake in Haiti persists - NGO Special

Eighteen months after a devastating earthquake killed over 200,000 people and left over a million others homeless in Haiti, the emergency in the Caribbean country still remains, a Washington-based NGO International Action says.

Poll: Few Americans confident US ready for nuclear emergency

Washington - Public confidence in the United States government's readiness to respond to a nuclear emergency is low according to a recent poll. Sixty-five percent of those surveyed felt it was at least somewhat likely a disaster situation could occur on U.S. soil.

Hotels across Japan have rooms for tsunami evacuees, govt pays

Victims of the recent Japan tsunami can stay in hotels and inns at the government's expense. Residents of a damaged area who are without household water can take baths in local hotels, and a Tokyo hotel postpones demolition in order to house refugees.

Rolling Blackouts Begin Monday in Tokyo

Tokyo - Rolling blackouts in the Kanto Plain, including Tokyo, will begin Monday. The schedule will be announced tonight. Two reactors in Fukushima were also damaged.

Giant cyclone Yasi heading for Queensland

Brisbane - Cyclone Yasi, a monster cyclone with a core the size of France, is heading for battered Queensland. Residents in low lying areas have been urged to leave. In 2006 a smaller cyclone, Larry, devastated northern Queensland.
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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A dry riverbed in California.
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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Jamaican police in street battles with supporters of drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke
Jamaican police in street battles with supporters of drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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WHO experts panel rules MERS coronavirus not a public health emergency.
WHO experts panel rules MERS coronavirus not a public health emergency.
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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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A woman receives medical attention after part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue collapsed in central London December 19, 2013.
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On the scene of the WV Mine Disaster
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An ambulance
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