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‘A horrific event’: wildfires fanned by high winds force Colorado evacuations

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Two fast-moving wildfires driven by strong winds erupted in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes. The fires, burning to the north and south of the city of Boulder...

Heavy rains in west of Canada and US cause ‘devastating’ floods and spark evacuations – video

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At least one person has been killed and several more are feared dead after a huge storm hit the Pacific north-west, destroying highways and leaving tens of thousands of people in Canada and the US without power.Canada...

Heavy rains across Canada and US cause ‘devastating’ floods and spark evacuations – video

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Continuous, heavy rain has caused major flooding and mudslides across parts of Canada and the US. Tens of thousands were left without power and mass evacuations were ordered after the record rainfall.  Search and resc...

US to hold talks with Taliban over easing evacuations

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US officials will meet senior Taliban figures this weekend for talks aimed at easing the evacuation of foreign citizens and at-risk Afghans from Afghanistan, a US official has said. The focus of talks on Saturday and ...

California wildfires close Sequoia national park and prompt evacuations

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A complex of lightning-sparked wildfires burning in California’s Sierra Nevada has exploded in size, prompting evacuations and the shutdown of Sequoia national park, where the fire is burning close to the park’s names...

Afghanistan live news: UK’s ability to process evacuations ‘extremely reduced’ as US on alert for further attacks

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British Ministry of Defence warns UK’s ability to process any more evacuations now ‘extremely reduced’; White House says the next few days of evacuation operation likely to be the most dangerous

Afghanistan evacuations enter ‘most hectic, dangerous phase’ – video

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The German defence minister warned of a very concrete risk of attacks at Kabul airport hours before at least one explosion near Abbey gate, an entrance to the Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul.Annegret Kramp...

Afghanistan: chaos and gunshots outside Kabul airport during evacuations – video report

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Tens of thousands of foreigners and Afghans who collaborated with US and Nato forces remain stranded in Kabul, as governments grappled with an overwhelming backlog of visas and Taliban checkpoints that were preventing...

Biden: Afghanistan evacuations would always have been ‘hard and painful’

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The evacuation of thousands of Americans and their Afghan allies from Kabul would have been “hard and painful no matter when it started or when we began”, Joe Biden insisted on Sunday, amid fierce criticism of his adm...

Pentagon orders commercial airlines to help in Afghanistan evacuations

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Activating a plan used only twice before, the Biden administration on Sunday ordered the use of commercial aircraft to help ferry people evacuated from Afghanistan. Chaotic scenes continue at the airport in Kabul, a ...

Wildfires raging across south-west Sardinia force evacuations – video

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Firefighters are working to put out wildfires that have spread quickly across parts of south-western Sardinia, destroying 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of forest and forcing 1,500 people to be evacuated from their ho...

Evacuations as army prepares to detonate WW2 bomb in Goole

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Homes have been evacuated, an entire stretch of motorway closed and a no-fly zone implemented after an unexploded second world war bomb was discovered on a housing development in east Yorkshire. The army was on Saturd...

Western Australia cyclones: evacuations ordered as Odette and Seroja loom

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People on islands or at sea off parts of Western Australia’s north-west coast have been ordered to evacuate, as two tropical cyclones bear down. Emergency services late on Friday told residents in the Exmouth Gulf coa...

New Zealand tsunami warning: evacuations follow swarm of earthquakes – live

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Residents of large parts of the coastal North Island have been told to ‘move immediately’ after a series of strong earthquakes