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With threat 'very high', France set to extend state of emergency

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron wants a sixth extension of France's state of emergency since the Paris attacks of November 2015, his prime minister said Wednesday, adding that the terror threat "remains very high".

President Macron seeks extension of French state of emergency

Paris - New French President Emmanuel Macron will seek an extension of the country's state of emergency until November 1 and wants to strengthen the power of security forces with a new law, the presidency announced on Wednesday.

Number of civilians fleeing Mosul swells: aid group

Mosul - The number of people fleeing the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul is reaching new highs and the condition of the displaced civilians is deteriorating, an aid group said Saturday.

Fort McMurray recovery from 2016 forest fire plods along

Fort Mcmurray - A few late-season snowflakes flutter over Fort McMurray, their whiteness contrasting against surrounding forests blackened one year ago by the most destructive wildfire in Canadian history.

Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Hundreds evacuated after deadly Sri Lanka dump collapse

Colombo - Sri Lanka has moved over 400 families to temporary shelters after tonnes of rotting garbage collapsed onto a slum on Friday, killing at least 28 people.

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

Colombo - Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

Colombo - Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

Colombo - Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.

Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.

Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.

Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.

Mosul humanitarian crisis deepens as displacement peaks

Al Hamdaniyah - The fighting in west Mosul has forced up to 15,000 people to flee their homes every day recently, straining humanitarian resources and leaving many in very difficult conditions.

Desperate choice of Ethiopia landslide survivor: run or die

Addis Ababa - One minute, Zemed Derib stood negotiating with her precocious siblings who had locked themselves inside their uncle's home as a prank.The next, the playful scene gave way to horror as the hillside of the rubbish dump above them collapsed.

Water slowly restored in Chile capital after deadly floods

Santiago - The Chilean authorities worked Monday to restore water to some 4.5 million people in the capital Santiago, whose supply had to be cut after deadly floods contaminated a major river.

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Santiago - Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.

Turkey parliament approves extending state of emergency by 3 months

Istanbul - Turkey's parliament on Tuesday approved a government-backed motion to extend by another three months the state of emergency imposed in the wake of the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Christchurch - Retired US astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was recovering after his medical evacuation from Antarctica but is not yet able to return home, his manager Christina Korp said Sunday.

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Christchurch - Retired US astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was recovering after his medical evacuation from Antarctica but is not yet able to return home, his manager Christina Korp said Sunday.

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Christchurch - Retired US astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was recovering after his medical evacuation from Antarctica but is not yet able to return home, his manager Christina Korp said Sunday.

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin medically evacuated from South Pole

Miami - Buzz Aldrin, the 86-year-old retired US astronaut who was the second man to walk on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons, officials said Thursday.

Migrant carnage unabated in Med

Rome - More than 240 people have died in migrant boat sinkings in the Mediterranean this week, officials said Wednesday as horrifying new testimony emerged from survivors of another tragedy.

Turkey extends state of emergency for 90 days: deputy PM

Istanbul - Turkey will maintain the state of emergency imposed in the wake of July's failed coup for another three months starting from October 19, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

Syria's east Aleppo facing inhuman 'savagery': UN

Geneva - Civilians under bombardment in Syria's rebel-held east Aleppo are facing "a level of savagery that no human should have to endure," the UN aid chief said Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan suggests emergency could extend to a year

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested on Thursday it may be necessary to keep the state of emergency imposed after the July coup bid in place for at least a year.

Turkey security body says emergency should be extended

Istanbul - Turkey's top national security body chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said a three-month state of emergency imposed in the wake of the July 15 coup bid should be extended when it expires in October.

UN says it delivered no aid on day one of Syria truce

Geneva - The United Nations did not deliver any aid to desperate Syrian civilians during the first full day of a fragile ceasefire because of security concerns, officials said Tuesday.

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.
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Jamaican police in street battles with supporters of drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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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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Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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File photo of an ambulance.
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The front of the Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
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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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Last Sunday morning's earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses.
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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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On the scene of the WV Mine Disaster
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A dry riverbed in California.
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