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2,200 evacuate rebel-held Damascus district

Damascus - More than 2,200 civilians and rebels evacuated an opposition district in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, bringing the government closer to cementing its control over the Syrian capital.

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district  

Damascus - Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district  

Damascus - Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district  

Damascus - Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time on Monday, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

Scared Syria evacuees stuck at site of deadly bombing

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees from two besieged government-held towns were stuck at a rebel-held transit point on Thursday where dozens of their fellow townspeople were killed in a weekend bombing.

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

Aleppo - The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns resumed on Wednesday after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reported.

Syria car bombing kills at least 24 evacuees

Birut - A suicide car bombing killed at least 24 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said.

Thousands of Syria evacuees stuck on road as deal falters

Birut - Thousands of Syrians being evacuated from four besieged towns were still stuck on the road on Saturday a day after leaving their homes, as the hard-won deal ran into trouble.

Evacuation of Syria towns begins with prisoner exchange

Birut - A deal to evacuate four besieged Syrian towns began on Wednesday with an exchange of prisoners between rebels and government forces, local sources and state media said.

Evacuation of Syria towns begins with prisoner exchange

Birut - A deal to evacuate four besieged Syrian towns began on Wednesday with an exchange of prisoners between rebels and government forces, local sources and state media said.

Evacuation of Syria towns begins with prisoner exchange

Birut - A deal to evacuate four besieged Syrian towns began on Wednesday with an exchange of prisoners between rebels and government forces, local sources and state media said.

Evacuation of last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs begins

Homs - Hundreds of rebels and civilians began leaving the last opposition-held district of Syria's Homs on Saturday under a controversial deal that will bring the whole city under government control.

Evacuation of last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs begins

Homs - Hundreds of rebels and civilians began leaving the last opposition-held district of Syria's Homs on Saturday under a controversial deal that will bring the whole city under government control.

70,000 being evacuated in Greece as WWII bomb defused

Thessalon - Greek authorities on Saturday began evacuating some 70,000 people in the city of Thessaloniki ahead of an operation to defuse a bomb from World War II.

Russia says operation to evacuate rebel Aleppo 'complete'

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry on Friday announced it has finished evacuating rebels and their family members from Syria's Aleppo, with only "radical and intransigent" militants left inside."The (Russian) operation...

Evacuation of rebel Aleppo continues through night

Birut - Thousands of traumatised civilians and fighters poured out of rebel Aleppo through the night as a fragile evacuation operation entered a second day on Friday, the Red Cross said.

Evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo delayed

Aleppo - The evacuation of civilians and rebels from remaining opposition-held territory in east Aleppo was delayed by several hours on Wednesday morning, an AFP journalist in the city reported.

India-Pakistan tensions stir villagers' wartime memories

Abupura - As he surveyed his largely deserted village along India's border with Pakistan, Kuldeep Singh cast his mind to his childhood when his home was on the frontline of a full-blown war between the two arch rivals.

300 Syrians leave rebel town under Daraya deal

- More than 300 Syrians living in the opposition-held Moadimayet al-Sham district after fleeing fighting in rebel-held Daraya were evacuated on Friday under a deal with the government, state media reported.

Rebels, families start evacuation of Syria's Daraya: AFP

- Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating the town of Daraya outside the capital Damascus on Friday, under a deal agreed with the government after a four-year army siege.

California wildfire puts 82,000 at risk

Los Angeles - A fire raging east of Los Angeles spread rapidly Wednesday, posing a threat to more than 82,000 people and prompting the governor of California to declare a state of emergency.

Sudan starts evacuating its nationals from S.Sudan

Khartoum - Dozens of Sudanese arrived in Khartoum from Juba Friday as Sudan began evacuating at least 3,000 of its nationals from South Sudan, which split from the north five years ago.

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.

Canadian oil hub works to restore power, eyes resuming full oil output

Fort Mcmurray - Crews worked Tuesday to start restoring water and electricity in this Canadian petroleum hub crippled by huge forest fires, as officials said stalled oil production could resume in days.

Wildfire spared 90 percent of Fort McMurray: Alberta premier

Fort Mcmurray - Fort McMurray is largely intact despite a week of damage from the wildfires devastating Canada's oil sands region, Alberta's premier said after touring the ghost town.

Battle against Canada inferno turns to oil sites, infrastructure

Fort Mcmurray - Firefighters battled Monday to protect oil installations in Canada's wildfire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray, capital of the country's oil sands region, as rain and cooling temperatures slow the spread of the blaze.

Weather aids firefighters battling blaze in Canada oil region

Fort Mcmurray - Authorities battling a forest fire in Canada looked to Mother Nature for help, as cooling temperatures and rain slowed the spread of the blaze that had forced the evacuation of an entire city.

Canada wildfires now advancing more slowly

Fort Mcmurray - Raging forest fires that prompted the evacuation of an entire Canadian city were advancing more slowly Sunday thanks to a change in the weather and oil facilities have escaped major damage, officials said.

Raging Canada fires now threaten second province, authorities say

Fort Mcmurray - Wildfires that ravaged a vast area of western Canada's Alberta province now are threatening a neighboring region, authorities said Sunday, as the inferno -- which doubled in sized in the space of a day -- continued its advance.

Canada fire 'out of control,' doubles in size

Fort Mcmurray - A ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada doubled in size and officials warned that the situation in the parched Alberta oil sands region was "unpredictable and dangerous.
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Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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China s disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
China's disputed oil rig in the South China Sea.
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
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Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
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Please don't forget your pets. They need to be taken to safety, too.
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COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday following reports of an armed man on campus.
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During the war, children were evacuated from the cities into the countryside due to risk of bombing.
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More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Md
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Getting ready to evacuate.
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An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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Hundreds of visitors were evacuated off Liberty Island today.
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Residents on the fourth floor of an apartment building in Alberta were forced to evacuate on Sunday afternoon.
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