In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial photo shows an overflowing Yellow River near the Lianbo Village in Hejin City, northern China’s Shanxi Province, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (Zhan Yan/Xinhua via AP)

Thousands evacuated and coal mines shuttered as floods hit north China

Beijing (AFP) – More than 120,000 people have been evacuated, coal mines shut and crops destroyed after unseasonably heavy rainfall flooded north China’s Shanxi province over the weekend, state media reported…

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Residents in 6 northeastern Thai provinces warned to prepare forevacuation as Chi river rises

Thailand’s National Water Directorate has issued an advisory,for riverside residents living in 28 districts in six north-eastern provinces, to move their valuables to higher ground and be ready for evacuation…

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Evacuation alert for people living downstream of swollen reservoir in Nakhon Ratchasima

People living downstream of the Lam Chiang Krai reservoir, in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, have been advised to move their valuables to higher ground and to prepare for…

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Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul on August 20, 2021, hoping to flee from the country after the Taliban’s military takeover of Afghanistan. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

US orders American airlines to aid Afghan evacuation

The United States on Sunday enlisted several major airlines in its frantic evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghans, Americans, and other foreigners from Kabul following its fall to Taliban…

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Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16. 2021. (AP Photo)

US considers having airlines help with refugees

The Biden administration is considering calling on U.S. commercial airlines to provide planes and crews to assist in transporting Afghan refugees once they are evacuated from their country by military…

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A US Air Force security forces raven, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, maintains a security cordon around a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 20, 2021. (Photo by Taylor Crul / US AIR FORCE / AFP)

West struggles with Afghanistan chaos, Biden again defends withdrawal

Chaos around the Kabul airport was so bad this week that the U.S. military was forced to use three helicopters to transport 169 Americans into the complex from a building just 200…

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Evacuees from Afghanistan disembark a Spanish military plane as part of their evacuation at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 20, 2021. Ministry of Defense of Spain/Handout via REUTERS

NATO pledges to speed up evacuations from Afghanistan as criticism mounts

KABUL (Reuters) – More than 18,000 people have been flown out of Kabul since the Taliban took over Afghanistan‘s capital, a NATO official said on Friday, pledging to redouble evacuation efforts as criticism of the…

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Afghan security force personnel stand guard along the roadside in Herat on August 12, 2021, as Taliban took over the police headquarters in Herat, Afghanistan’s third-largest city and also seized another key district capital just 150 kilometres (95 miles) from capital Kabul. (Photo by – / AFP)

Taliban advance on major Afghan cities as US, UK troops to aid evacuations

KABUL (Reuters) – The United States and Britain said on Thursday they would send thousands of troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate civilians, as the Taliban stood poised for their two biggest military victories since they…

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Chemical plant fire near Bangkok continues to burn, 5km evacuation radius still in force

Samut Prakan provincial administration has posted on its Facebook page to confirm that the evacuation zone remainswithin a 5km radius of the chemical factory, which caught fire early Monday morning….

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Evacuation underway of people near a burning chemical factory in Samut Prakan

People living within a five kilometre radius of a chemical factory in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province have been asked to evacuate their homes temporarily for their safety,…

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Thai durians trigger evacuation of post office in German town

Thai durians caused pandemonium at a post office in a German town in Bavaria, sending six postal workers to hospital and causing the complete evacuation of the facility, according to…

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Preparations under way to evacuate 21 Thais on Westerdam cruise ship

Preparations are under way to evacuate 21 Thai citizens on board Holland America’s MS Westerdam cruise ship and to provide necessary supplies to the ship, once there is a greenlight…

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FILE PHOTO: A DBS logo in pictured in the backdrop of the central business district in Singapore July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore bank DBS evacuates 300 staff at head office after coronavirus case emerges

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s biggest bank DBS (DBSM.SI) evacuated 300 staff from its head office on Wednesday as a precautionary measure following a confirmed coronavirus case at the lender, according…

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Flight leaves Don Mueang this morning to evacuate 142 Thais from Wuhan

A group of Thai medics left Don Mueang international airport this morning for the Chinese city of Wuhan, on a flight chartered from Thai Air Asia, to evacuate 142 Thais…

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Thais stuck in Wuhan to be flown home by February 4

Thai citizens, including students, stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of novel coronavirus outbreak, will be flown back to Thailand by February 4th, Deputy Public Health Minister…

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A man wearing a mask walks past a commercial area in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, on Jan. 26, 2020. Many residents here have reduced or avoided outdoor activities during the Spring Festival holiday in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city of the novel coronavirus outbreak in central China. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

A Thai student in Wuhan appeals for help from Government

A Thai student, currently stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has appealed to the Thai government to help evacuate her and her compatriots, claiming they are running out of…

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Two RTAF planes on standby to evacuate Thais from Hong Kong

The Royal Thai Air Force has put two planes and officials on standby in case they are needed to evacuate Thai citizens stranded in Hong Kong. RTAF spokesman Air Marshal Pongsak Semachai said…

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780,000 evacuated in India ahead of major cyclone

Nearly 800,000 people in India’s eastern coastal districts have been evacuated ahead of the expected arrival of a major cyclone packing winds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per…

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Eight bodies recovered from buried house in Nan

Search and rescue workers have recovered all the eight bodies of villagers whose house was buried in a landslide in Bo Klua district of the northern most province of Nan…

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