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EpiPen maker says it will market generic version of allergy RX

Canonsburg - Pharmaceutical maker Mylan NV has agreed to begin offering a generic version of its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after enduring widespread criticism for sharply raising the sales price of the device.

Food aid demand in NE Nigeria could double in a month, says UN

Geneva - The number of people in northeast Nigeria who need food aid could nearly double within a month, as the Boko Haram insurgency and economic pressures intensify suffering, the UN said Friday.

Gunfire feared in Olympic bus attack

Rio De Janeiro - A bus carrying Rio Olympics journalists came under attack and police were investigating whether bullets were fired from the notorious City of God favela.

Tesla X saves owner's life by driving him to hospital

Branson - A Missouri man says his Tesla X helped to save his life recently by driving him to the hospital when he suffered a life-threatening emergency on the highway.

Turkey's state of emergency

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency from Thursday, saying it was needed to hunt down the "terrorists" behind last week's attempted coup.

Joint Base Andrews lockdown lifted

Washington - US Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, the home base of the presidential plane Air Force One, was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday amid reports of a shooter, but the military facility later gave the all-clear.

Missing boat found off Tonga, all survive

Wellington - A boat that sparked a major search when it went missing off Tonga with 11 people aboard had been found with all passengers safe and well, authorities said Wednesday.

Sick workers evacuated in daring South Pole rescue

Washington - Two sick workers evacuated from a remote US research station near the South Pole have reached Chile after a risky rescue mission carried out in the dead of Antarctica's winter, US officials said.

First residents return to fire-ravaged Canadian city

Fort Mcmurray - The first convoys of weary, anxious residents returned to wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray on Wednesday, a month after they were forced to flee the Canadian oil city due to the inferno.

Elite South African mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

Carletonville - In a dark, smoke-filled mine shaft, a group of South African rescue trainees heave and gasp after crawling through a narrow steel pipe -- but commands shouted by an instructor urge them onwards."Number four, what is your oxygen reading?" he yells.

Evacuation lifted for oil sites threatened by Canada fires

Montr - Officials have lifted the evacuation order for several oil production sites north of Fort McMurray, the city threatened by massive Canadian wildfires, but stopped short of allowing production to resume.

Fort McMurray fire contained, but smoke delays oil production restart

Ottawa - Firefighters have contained a massive wildfire in Canada's oil sands region, but thick smoke Friday continued to prevent a resumption of most oil production.

Venezuela president ready to escalate state of emergency

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he was prepared to escalate a state of emergency imposed this week after opposition-led protests in the capital and other cities.

Fort McMurray homecoming set for June

Ottawa - Tens of thousands of evacuees from the wildfire-ravaged Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray received word Wednesday that they can return home next month if conditions are favorable.

Canada wildfires destroy oil workers' lodge

Ottawa - Growing wildfires threatened Canada's oil sands region on Tuesday, destroying a remote lodge used to house hundreds of industry workers and forcing thousands at other facilities to be evacuated.

Dummy bomb 'fiasco' sparks Old Trafford evacuation

Manchester - A fake bomb accidentally left behind after a terror training exercise forced police to evacuate Manchester United's stadium and call off their season-ending game against Bournemouth in what was slammed as a "fiasco" by the city's mayor.

Canada natives mourn loss of hunting, fishing in Fort McMurray fires

Lac La Biche - Chipewyan native Elmer McDonald putters around his trailer in a Lac La Biche parking lot and plays his fiddle since being evacuated as the Fort McMurray wildfires closed in on his tribal home late Sunday.

Fort McMurray moms celebrate 'bittersweet' Mother's Day

Fort Mcmurray - A big burly man jumps up from his seat at a Canadian fire evacuation center Sunday muttering a profanity, and rushes to a firefighter who is distributing flowers for Mother's Day.He asks in a whisper if he might have a few daisies to give to his wife.

Evacuees find safe haven as wildfires engulf Canada oil region

Canada - Sitting on the tailgate of his truck, strumming his guitar, the only item that he was able to salvage in a hurried evacuation of Fort McMurray as wildfires raged closer to the Canadian oil city, Alan Javierto says: "I just want to go home.

Israeli fighters scramble to intercept undeclared airliner

Jerusalem - Israel scrambled fighter planes Saturday to intercept an unidentified passenger aircraft entering its airspace and escorted it to land at Tel Aviv, the Israeli military told AFP.

Storms leave three million without water in Chile capital

Santiago - Three million people in the Chilean capital were without drinking water on Saturday after heavy rain caused landslides that fouled the rivers supplying the city, officials said.

13 Dutch hikers rescued from mountains in central Norway

Oslo - Thirteen Dutch hikers have been found in good health by rescuers on snowmobiles after being stranded in the mountains of central Norway, where helicopters were unable to reach them because of blizzards and worries about avalanches, police said Friday.

EU launches medical emergency corps

Brussels - The European Union on Monday launched its own medical corps to respond faster to emergencies such as the recent Ebola outbreak, with the capacity to act both within and outside the bloc.

State of emergency declared in California gas leak

Los Angeles - The governor of California declared a state of emergency in a Los Angeles community where a massive gas leak has forced thousands of nearby residents from their homes.

Mali reimposes state of emergency until year's end

Bamako - Mali reimposed a nationwide state of emergency for the final 10 days of the year to head off any terror threats, after a deadly jihadist attack in the capital last month.

Red Cross seeking permission to work in IS territory

Ginebra - The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it is trying to establish relations with the Islamic State group in hopes of delivering aid to the 10 million people living under its control.

Mali declares 10-day state of emergency following hotel attack

Bamako - Mali's government declared a 10-day nationwide state of emergency Friday evening after a jihadist attack on a hotel in the capital Bamako that left least 27 people dead.

French parliament approves 3-month state of emergency extension

Paris - French lawmakers gave near-unanimous backing Friday to a three-month extension of the state of emergency introduced following the attacks in Paris in which 130 people died.

Facts about France's state of emergency

Paris - France's state of emergency, imposed across the country after the terrorist attacks which killed at least 129 late Friday, is based on a 1955 law which has been rarely used.Some facts:- Who decides ?

France declares state of emergency after terror attacks

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Friday he had declared a state of emergency across the country after simultaneous attacks in Paris left at least 39 people dead.
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Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake  including the city ...
Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake, including the city of Napa's 1870 courthouse, shown here surrounded by emergency fencing after the 6.0 shaker.
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File photo of an ambulance.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Rally at Queen and Spadina.
Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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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A woman receives medical attention after part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Av...
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
On the scene of the WV Mine Disaster
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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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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Gerry Byrne, PC, MP, a Canadian politician took this photo from his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, showing significant police presence outside of his office where he in lock down
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Last Sunday morning's earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses.
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Emergency vehicle
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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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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An American Airlines Boeing 757 jetliner
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REACTION: Turkish police, forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that killed four tourists on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on Sunday.
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