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Preparations start to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

- Preparations were underway on Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from two pro-regime Syrian towns, an AFP reporter and state media said, after three years of encirclement by hardline rebels.

Wind-driven Northern California wildfire drives 3,000 from homes

Sacramento - Gusting winds and high temperatures have fueled a fast-moving wildfire in Northern California. Already, dozens of structures have been lost and hundreds more are at risk

Pele's hair — A geological phenomena that can harm you

The latest eruptions at Kilauea’s east rift zone have been producing some awe-inspiring geological phenomena that are literally changing the landscape. However, health officials are warning of a new hazard - Pele's Hair.

Hundreds prepare to exit rebel areas near Damascus: state media

Damascus - Hundreds of rebels and civilians prepared to leave Thursday from three districts south of Syria's capital, state media said, under a negotiated withdrawal to secure the last opposition holdouts of Damascus.

Syria: evacuations from besieged zones

Beirut - The evacuation of hundreds of rebels and their families from Harasta, a bombed-out town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, follows a string of similar operations in the seven-year war.

Syria rebels begin Ghouta evacuation: state media

Harasta - Syrian rebels began leaving Eastern Ghouta on Thursday, state media said, under the first such evacuation deal from the battered opposition enclave outside Damascus.

Rebels expected to evacuate Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Harasta - Buses waited outside a bombed-out town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Thursday after a deal was announced to evacuate rebels and civilians following weeks of regime bombardment.

Southern California fires force evacuation of nearly 200,000

Los Angeles - Wind-whipped fires continue to rage for a third day in Southern California, including a new blaze in the posh Bel Air area of Los Angeles and Interstate 405, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people.

Two confirmed dead as wildfires continue to rage in wine country

There are now 14 wildfires burning across eight counties in California this afternoon, forcing the evacuation of over 20,000 people and causing the death of two. Altogether, since 10 p.m. last night, 57,000 acres have been burned.

California's famed wine country engulfed by massive wildfires

Strong winds caused four wildfires to break out Sunday night in California's Napa and Sonoma Counties, forcing people to flee for their lives in the middle of the night.

Over 230 active wildfires raging across British Columbia

Gusting winds, coupled with hot and dry conditions are taking their toll on firefighters battling over 230 wildfires across central and southern British Columbia today.

British Columbia declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

Vancouver - Over 240 wildfires raging in Canada's western province of British Columbia have prompted the evacuation of over 3,000 people and the province's first state of emergency in over 14 years.

Spreading wildfire in Arizona forces evacuation of thousands

Firefighters in Southern Arizona are struggling today with a fast-moving wildfire that has already burned over 21,000 acres. Called the Goodwin Fire, it has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Large Wildfires blazing across Southwest as deadly heat expands

The core of extreme heat keeping the southwestern part of the country in misery will expand its reach into the Pacific Northwest as the hot, dry weather further elevates the wildfire risk in the Southwest through Sunday.

Tsunami hits Greenland leaving at least four people missing

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake 28 kilometers (17.3 miles) north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland is believed to have triggered a tsunami that struck the coast, leaving four people missing.

Wildfires raging across Florida force evacuation of thousands

Naples - Over 115 wildfires raged across Florida on Saturday, reports the Florida Forest Service. Over 30,000 acres have been burned and 7,000 homes have been evacuated.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay

Aleppo - Thousands of evacuees from besieged Syrian towns reached their destinations Friday after a delay that left some stuck for 48 hours at the site of a devastating bomb attack.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

Northern California prepares for another powerful Pacific storm

Tracy - Northern California has already recorded two deaths attributed to the latest storm to track across the state after a brief reprieve over the weekend. Heavy rain, mountain snow, and high winds will pound the northwestern United States early this week.

Aleppo evacutions continue, 'last convoys' expected

Aleppo - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said.

Aleppo evacutions continue, 'last convoys' expected

Aleppo - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said.

Aleppo evacutions continue, 'last convoys' expected

Aleppo - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said.

Florida Governor on Hurricane — 'This storm will kill you'

Florida Governor Rick Scott made an impassioned plea to residents of the state to evacuate immediately, saying,"This storm will kill you." Hurricane Matthew is a very powerful Category 4 storm.

Huge Calif. fires double in size overnight in triple-digit heat

Two rapidly growing wildfires in Southern California, burning just a couple of miles away from each other, are threatening to merge into a mega-wildfire as fire crews try to battle the flames in the extreme heat and gusty winds.

Ft. McMurray engulfed by wildfire destroying 1,600 structures

Fort Mcmurray - A monster wildfire has engulfed the northern Alberta city of Ft. McMurray, forcing the evacuation of 88,000 people. So far, 1,600 homes and buildings have been reduced to charred rubble as the conflagration continues to burn unabated.

Flames along So. Calif. coast close highways, force evacuations

Portions of two of Southern California's best known highways were shut down to traffic going in both directions Saturday due to a wildfire that has already burned over 1,000 acres and prompted evacuations, according to local and state officials.

Evacuations, death and destruction as wildfires ravage California

Two massive raging wildfires in California have left one person dead, several more unaccounted for and hundreds of homes and other structures gutted as they continue to gain ground, despite efforts to contain them.

Flooding, evacuations and worry as Japan reels from Typhoon Etau

Tokyo - As the winds and rain from Typhoon Etau continue to lash Japan, evacuation alerts have been ordered in Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, and an additional 800,000 people across eastern Japan are under evacuation orders.

California burns as wildfires have scorched over 134,000 acres

An environmental disaster is taking place in drought-plagued California today. Firefighters are battling more than two dozen wildfires that have scorched over 134,000 acres.
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Firefighters tackle a wildfire near the town of La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
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The Rocky Fire is burning out of control in Northern California  helped by dry ground. The wildfire ...
The Rocky Fire is burning out of control in Northern California, helped by dry ground. The wildfire has burned more than 100 square miles – 65,000 acres – and the blaze is forcing 13,000 residents to evacuate.
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Saskatchewan wildfires have prompted  evacuations and an air quality alert.
Saskatchewan wildfires have prompted evacuations and an air quality alert.
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