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Italian resort evacuated over risk of falling Mont Blanc ice

Courmayeur - An alpine resort in Italy was on high alert on Thursday and dozens of people were evacuated over fears a huge chunk of a mountain glacier could break away because of sudden high temperatures.

Italians evacuated over risk of falling Mont Blanc ice

Rome - Several dozen people have been evacuated in northeastern Italy as a huge chunk of a glacier in the Mont Blanc massif threatens to break off due to high temperatures.

Emergency flights for tens of thousands stranded by virus in S.Asia

Kathmandu - Foreign governments on Friday stepped up operations to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded by the coronavirus pandemic in remote locations across South Asia, from Everest base camp to beach hotels in Sri Lanka.

US seeks to repatriate 13,500 stranded in pandemic

Washington - The United States is trying to repatriate some 13,500 Americans stranded overseas by the coronavirus pandemic but does not believe it can reach all of them, the State Department said Monday.

China flies citizens home to virus-hit Wuhan

Bejing - China has flown two planeloads of its citizens back home to Hubei, the locked-down province at the centre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak where they were greeted by authorities in full-body protective suits.

Q&A: Evacuations from China's virus-hit Wuhan

Bejing - Countries are scrambling to airlift their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan as it struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed more than 200 lives nationwide.

Japanese evacuated from Wuhan describe fear in virus epicentre

Apo - Japanese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak described an atmosphere of fear and confusion in the Chinese city and expressed relief as they arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Japan sends plane to virus-hit Wuhan to evacuate citizens

Apo - Japan sent a first plane to the Chinese city of Wuhan on Tuesday night to evacuate citizens from the epicentre of a deadly virus outbreak, a foreign ministry official said.

War-time bomb made safe in Cologne

Frankfurt Am Main - German experts defused a World War II bomb in Cologne on Tuesday that had forced the evacuation of thousands of office workers and disrupted rail and ship traffic.

Military evacuates fire-hit Australian town

Sydney - The Australian military has begun the seaborne evacuation of hundreds of people trapped in a fire-ringed southeastern town, as the country braced for more catastrophic conditions.

Toll in Japan rains hit 3, some evacuation orders lifted

Apo - The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rose to three on Thursday, as authorities urged local authorities to stay on alert despite the lifting of some evacuation orders.

Two dead as Japan orders 870,000 to flee heavy rains

Apo - Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 870,000 people to seek safety.

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Apo - Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings, and orders for 670,000 people to seek safety.

WWII bomb forces evacuation in central Berlin

Berlin - An unexploded US aerial bomb from World War II was found in central Berlin during construction work on Friday, forcing the evacuation of surrounding city blocks, police said.

'Cracking' Sydney tower residents evacuated again

Sydney - Residents in a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block that made "cracking noises" on Christmas Eve were moved out again Thursday as engineers work "round the clock" to fix the issue.

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Sydney - Some residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block were Tuesday spending their Christmas in makeshift camps, after they were evacuated by authorities when "cracking noises" in the building were heard.

WWII bomb defused in Germany after 18,500 evacuated

Frankfurt Am Main - A German bomb disposal team on Sunday successfully defused an unexploded World War II bomb that had forced the evacuation of 18,500 people in the city of Ludwigshafen.

Thailand cave rescue: What now for the boys?

Mae Sai - The rescuers dubbed it "mission impossible" but they defied the odds to locate the 12 boys and their football coach deep in a cave complex. However the hard part may yet be ahead: getting them out safely.

Evacuated Syria rebels, civilians head to Afrin

Afrine - Syrian rebels and civilians bussed out of an area near Damascus were heading Sunday to a northwestern pocket of the country held by pro-Turkish forces, a monitor and rebel sources said.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Berlin - German police began evacuating thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station on Friday, as bomb disposal experts prepare to move in to defuse an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site.

WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Berlin - The planned disposal of an unexploded World War II bomb Friday will force a mass evacuation around Berlin's central railway station and likely spark transport chaos in the German capital.

WWII bomb to force mass evacuation in central Berlin Friday

Berlin - The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb will force a mass evacuation around Berlin's central railway station Friday, covering several government ministries and a hospital, police said.

Hotels and Bolshoi evacuated in Moscow bomb alerts

Moscow - The Bolshoi theatre was evacuated on Sunday, along with major Moscow shops and hotels, after a series of bomb alerts in the Russian capital, local news agencies reported."This is another wave of anonymous calls about bombs...

Some IS foreign fighters have left Raqa under deal: local official

Ak - Some foreign Islamic State group fighters have left the one-time jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria under a deal as the city's capture nears, a local official said Sunday.

Foreign, Syrian IS fighters to evacuate Raqa in deal: local official

Yildiz - Syrian and foreign Islamic State group fighters are to evacuate their one-time bastion Raqa as part of an agreement brokered by tribal leaders, a senior local official told AFP Saturday.

All Florida residents 'should be prepared to evacuate': governor

Miami - Florida Governor Rick Scott warned Friday that all of the state's 20 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate as Hurricane Irma bears down for a direct hit on the southern US state."The storm is powerful and deadly," Scott said.

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.
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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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Liberty Island in New York Harbor was evacuated on Friday, April 24, 2015, after officials received a bomb threat.
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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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An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
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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.
Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga  Mpumalanga.
Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
Pet being evacuated during Hurricane Sandy
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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
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Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
GETTING OUT: Cars back up on southbound Highway 63 in Fort McMurray  Alberta  on Wednesday as thousa...
GETTING OUT: Cars back up on southbound Highway 63 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Wednesday as thousands of residents flee an out-of-control wildfire believed to have mostly destroyed the city in Canada's oil sands region.
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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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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.
Please don't forget your pets. They need to be taken to safety, too.
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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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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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Getting ready to evacuate.
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