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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.

Traumatized, Canada wildfire evacuees reach safety

Wandering River - Visibly shaken, Margarita Carnicero recalled fearing for her life Friday as she sped to safety through the massive wildfire engulfing the Canadian town of Fort McMurray.

Fear Canada fire could double in size

Fort Mcmurray - A ferocious wildfire wreaking havoc in Canada could double in size Saturday, authorities warned, as a risky convoy operation to bring thousands to safety through the burning town of Fort McMurray entered a second day.

Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

Canada began airlifting to safety up to 25,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray forced from their homes by raging forest fires in Alberta's oil sands region.

Airlift for thousands trapped by Canada wildfires

Canada - Canada prepared Thursday to airlift to safety up to 25,000 people who were forced from their homes by raging forest fires in Alberta's oil sands region, and now risk getting trapped north of Fort McMurray.

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.

'Catastrophic wildfires' force thousands to flee in Canada

Edmonton - Raging wildfires pressed in on the Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray Thursday after more than 80,000 people were forced to flee, abandoning fire-gutted neighborhoods in a chaotic evacuation.

'Catastrophic wildfires' force thousands to flee in Canada

Edmonton - The Canadian city of Fort McMurray remained under threat from catastrophic wildfires Wednesday, authorities warned, after more than 80,000 residents were forced to flee the raging inferno sweeping through Alberta's oil sands region.

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.
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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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Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
Evacuess gather at the Athabasca evacuation center.
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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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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.
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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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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Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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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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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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An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
An aerial view of South Iredell High School.
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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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Residents on the fourth floor of an apartment building in Alberta were forced to evacuate on Sunday afternoon.
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Lekia Hall
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