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Thousands flee Philippines typhoon Hagupit

Thousands flee Philippines typhoon Hagupit

About half a million people have fled coastal villages and evacuated their homes in the Philippines as a powerful storm approaches the archipelago. Typhoon Hagupit, which weakened slightly on Friday night, is due to make landfall on Saturday evening. It is on course for the Eastern and Northern Samar provinces and the city of Tacloban,...

Bomb joke costs him $90,000

A doctor thought it might be funny to crack a joke about a doctor in his luggage. Instead, he partly forced the evacuation of Miami International airport, and earned an almost $90,000 fine. Manuel Alvarado, 60, will pay out $89,172 for his "momentary lapse of reason in making these statements," which prompted costly evacuations and delays for airlines, and brought out a police bomb squad, said his lawyer Brian Bieber. Just before boarding an Avianca flight to Bogota on October 22,...

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported Monday. The China News Service reported that 12 people had died in the city of Chongqing, three in neighboring Sichuan province and another four in Shaanxi...

Hurricane Odile buffets Mexico’s Baja

Hurricane Odile buffets Mexico’s Baja

Hurricane Odile uprooted trees and shook buildings as it bore down on Mexico's tourist haven of Baja California on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands from the path of one of the worst recorded storms to slam the region's luxury resorts. Powerful winds around the eye of the storm were projected to rake the...

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under US military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate...

Eviction begins at Ctg city hills

Eviction begins at Ctg city hills

In the wake of heavy rainfall for the past few days, local administration today started evicting people from Chittagong city's most risky hill slopes to avert possible loss of lives from landslides. “We have started evicting people living in vulnerable condition in Matijharna, Patali and Tancky areas of the port city,” said Abdul Kader,...

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