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Eroding hillside forces California coast residents to evacuate

Pacifica - Residents of the last inhabited apartment building on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Pacifica were informed Monday that they would have to move — now.

Italy treating Libyan police victims of IS group bomb

Rome - Italy said Tuesday it was treating 15 Libyan police officers injured in a January 7 truck bombing that has been claimed by the Islamic State group.

Evacuees arrive in Damascus in rare Syria deal

Damascus - A group of several hundred Syrians from two besieged towns arrived outside Damascus Tuesday after passing through Turkey and Lebanon as part of a rare UN-backed deal to evacuate people from flashpoint areas.

Convoy of evacuated Syria rebels crosses into Lebanon: AFP

Al Masna` - A convoy of more than 120 rebels and wounded from the flashpoint Syrian border town of Zabadani crossed into Lebanon on Monday as part of a UN-backed truce, an AFP journalist said.

Paris police clear last migrant camp

Paris - More than 1,300 migrants were moved out of a disused Paris school on Friday, the last major camp in the French capital and where they had spent months in increasingly rough conditions.

Senior prank prompts evacuation, lands two behind bars

Troutman - A high school in North Carolina was evacuated Tuesday as the result of a senior prank which prompted a bomb search, police say. Two students were arrested in connection with the incident.

10,000 evacuated after WWII dud bomb found near Berlin

Berlin - About 10,000 people had to be evacuated on Thursday after an unexploded 250-kilogramme (550-pound) World War II bomb was discovered in a city near the German capital.

White House intruder decorated war veteran 'crying out for help'

Washington D.c. - The Texas man arrested for scaling the fence surrounding the White House Friday evening has been identified as a decorated Iraqi War veteran.

White House evacuated as intruder storms towards West Wing

Washington D.c. - Staff members and members of the media have been evacuated from the White House following an intruder scaling the fence and rushing towards the building.

Kruger National Park to evacuate rhinos for their own protection

Nearly 280 rhinos have already been killed in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year, and park officials are considering a unique plan to protect the endangered animals. In order to "spread the risk," they are thinking of moving the rhinos.

Israel army tells Palestinians in north Gaza to evacuate

Jerusalem - The Israeli army is warning Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip to "leave their homes for their own safety," the military said in a statement on Saturday night.

Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

Lima - A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

First civilians leave besieged areas of Syria's Homs

Homs - A first group of civilians was evacuated from besieged rebel-held areas of Homs on Friday under a UN-supervised deal between the Syrian government and opposition.

Rim fire extends to 105,620 acres, threatens thousands of homes

Groveland - Ninety-nine square miles of Stanislaus National Forest land and private lands have been scorched by the Rim Fire as of tonight. 3,000 homes are under evacuation orders. Outlook is bleak for some.

Video: Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International Airport

Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, was engulfed in flames on Wednesday morning. Firefighters are battling the blaze and passengers are being evacuated. (Updated).

Princeton campus evacuated after bomb threat

Princeton University has been evacuated due to a bomb threat on "unspecified buildings" on the campus, according to News at Princeton.

Red alert over volcano in Chile and Argentina

Both Chile and Argentina have been put on red alert by authorities after worries of a possible eruption of the Copahue volcano on their shared border.

United States Air Force begins evacuating hostages in Algeria

A United States Air Force aero evacuation plane has begun the process of evacuating Americans and other foreign nationals from the BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner evacuated after emergency landing in Japan

Takamatsu - An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing at Takamatsu Airport in Western Japan on Wednesday morning. Following this two Japanese airlines grounded all their Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.

Bayou Corne Sinkhole ignored by media while residents suffer

Approximately 300 people evacuated from their Louisiana homes in early August, many forced to spend Thanksgiving in hotels or campgrounds, are still looking for answers and wondering when, or if, they will ever be able to return home.

Toxic clouds in Buenos Aires after chemical container explodes

Buenos Aires - There were reports of a mass evacuation ordered of the city of Buenos Aires, after a chemical container exploded, covering the Argentinian capital with a huge toxic cloud. Apparently it wasn't that bad. (Updated).

Hurricane Sandy: 5 million without power, NYC hospitals evacuate

Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York Monday night with heavy rain and 80 mph winds, causing 5 million power outages spanning from North Carolina to Maine. It's just been reported a New York hospital is moving 215 patients to other hospitals.

Boeing evacuates 500 over bomb threat on 9/11 anniversary

Ridley Park - Boeing has evacuated around 500 employees from its Pennsylvania plant after a bomb threat on Tuesday morning. The warning note was left in a bathroom.

Isaac upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, to hit Louisiana tonight

Reaching wind speeds of 75 mph, the storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane and is moving northwest toward the mouth of the Mississippi River. It's expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast tonight.

Mt Tongariro erupts for first time in more than a century

An eruption at Mt Tongariro, a volcano near the Ketetahi Hot Springs on North Island, New Zealand, has caused roads to close and flights may be disrupted.

21 people killed in floods in China, millions evacuated (video)

Torrential rain, floods and mudslides have continued to hit urban and rural areas in southern and central China. At least 21 people have been killed.

Popocatépetl spews ash, Mexico prepares for possible evacuation

Puebla - Popocatépetl continues to remain awakened as the active volcano shot out ash and steam on Tues. The volcano had originally begun to show stronger activity over the weekend, which had prompted local authorities to raise the alert level.

WWII bomb neutralized in France, 1,500 evacuated

Marseille - Over the weekend French officials evacuated 1,500 residents in the southern France city of Marseille so bomb experts could neutralize a World War II bomb that was found.

Eight dead as superliner runs aground near Italy

One of the largest cruise ships operating in the Mediterranean has run aground causing panic aboard. At least eight passengers are reported dead. Video of the incident is now circulating online.

Suspicious cargo causes bomb scare at Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles - The word "bomb" spray painted on a shipping container disrupted operations at the Port of Los Angeles. The LAPD bomb squad was called in as a precautionary measure.
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Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Dozier weighs down a sign directing evacuees to the welcome center ...
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Michael Dozier weighs down a sign directing evacuees to the welcome center security training building 266 at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss.
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Lekia Hall
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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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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
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Liberty Island in New York Harbor was evacuated on Friday  April 24  2015  after officials received ...
Liberty Island in New York Harbor was evacuated on Friday, April 24, 2015, after officials received a bomb threat.
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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
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
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Hundreds of visitors were evacuated off Liberty Island today.
Hundreds of visitors were evacuated off Liberty Island today.
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More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City  Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard s Fifth Regim...
More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Md
The National Guard
During the war  children were evacuated from the cities into the countryside due to risk of bombing.
During the war, children were evacuated from the cities into the countryside due to risk of bombing.
COMMUNITY: Pierce College in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles was evacuated Friday followin...
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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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
Residents on the fourth floor of an apartment building in Alberta were forced to evacuate on Sunday ...
Residents on the fourth floor of an apartment building in Alberta were forced to evacuate on Sunday afternoon.
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Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga  Mpumalanga.
Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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