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Sixteen rescued after being trapped on SeaWorld ride for hours

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Sixteen people have been rescued after getting trapped on a ride at SeaWorld for four hours. The visitors were left hanging over a chilly California bay after their gondolas stopped working – with officials blaming an “unusual gust of significant wind” for the malfunction. One by one, firefighters used ropes and harnesses to lower the Read More

‘Long live Putin!’ Haiti opposition protesters burn US flag, demand Russian intervention

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As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the country – Vladimir Putin. “Down with Americans, long live Putin!” chanted around 200 demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince on Friday, some holding Read More

Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California

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(Reuters) – Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday. The aftermath of turbulence is seen on Compass Flight 5763 to Seattle, February 13, 2019 in this still picture obtained from social media video Read More

Pineapple Express's biggest punch set to hit water-logged California

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(Reuters) – The worst of the rain, snow, and winds carried by the so-called Pineapple Express, a river of warm air loaded with moisture, will hit California on Thursday and stick around at least through Friday, forecasters said. The aftermath of turbulence is seen on Compass Flight 5763 to Seattle, February 13, 2019 in this Read More

Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

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(Reuters) – Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires. Snow capped mountains are seen behind the downtown Los Angeles skyline, California, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Some areas around Los Angeles Read More

Brazil evacuates towns near Vale, ArcelorMittal dams on fears of collapse

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BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Some 700 people were evacuated early on Friday from Brazilian towns near two separate tailings dams operated by Vale SA and ArcelorMittal on mounting fears of a recurrence of last month’s deadly dam burst nearby. A federal police officer takes picture of the collapsed Brazilian mining company Vale SA, Read More

Brazil's Vale evacuates 500 people from dam area in preventive measure

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A federal police officer takes picture of the collapsed Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Vale SA has evacuated around 500 people from a dam area in the Gongo Soco mine in the state of Minas Gerais as a preventive measure, the Read More

Forest wildfire in New Zealand destroys homes, forces evacuation

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A bush fire on New Zealand’s South Island spread through thousands of hectares, destroying property and forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said on Wednesday. The fire that started at Pegion Valley in Nelson on Tuesday doubled overnight to spread over 1,870 hectares within a perimeter of 20 kilometers, the Read More

Australia's Queensland flooding worsens with dam release

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Major flooding threatened several thousand homes on Monday in the Australian state of Queensland, forcing more than 1,100 people to be evacuated, after authorities opened up dam gates after days of torrential rains filled reservoirs to overflowing. An aerial view shows the flood-affected area in Townsville, Queensland, Australia February 3, 2019, in Read More