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Japan reopens city abandoned after 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown

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While Okuma may have looked like a Japanese Chernobyl after the nuclear meltdown in nearby Fukushima, it is now rebuilt and its evacuation order has been lifted. Yet something eerie remains about the renovated ghost-town. While other cities like nearby Futaba remain strictly off-limits, an advanced group of around 50 people have already returned to Read More

Southwest Iran hit hard by flooding, evacuation underway in Ahvaz

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of flooding in Khuzestan province, Iran, April 5, 2019. Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Iran evacuated residents from inundated areas of the southwestern city of Ahvaz on Wednesday as the nationwide death toll from the worst flooding in 70 years reached 77, state media reported. The Read More

Pakistani PM & staff evacuated after fire breaks out at HQ (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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A fire erupted on the sixth floor of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offices in Islamabad on Monday, prompting the evacuation of staff as emergency services rushed to the scene. The prime minister reportedly ordered his staff be taken to safety first while he continued to chair a meeting, before eventually evacuating to his Bani Read More

Iran expands evacuations as rains worsen floods

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran moved on Saturday to evacuate more towns and villages threatened by floods after continued rain in the southwest of the country, state television reported, as the nationwide toll from the flooding reached 70. Many residents of Susangerd, with a population of about 50,000, and five other communities in the oil-rich southwestern Read More

Iran expands evacuations as new rains to worsen floods

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran moved on Saturday to evacuate more towns and villages threatened by floods after forecasts for more rains in the southwest of the country, state television reported, as the nationwide toll from the flooding reached 70. Many residents of Susangerd, with a population of about 50,000, and five other communities in the Read More

Firefighters contain most of South Korean wildfires; hundreds evacuated

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea mobilised more than 15,000 firefighters and soldiers to help douse most of the wildfires that have killed one person and forced more than 4,000 to flee their homes, authorities said on Friday. Thursday’s fires broke out in the eastern province of Gangwon, razing about 525 hectares (1,297 acres) and about Read More

‘Sea of fire’: National disaster declared as thousands flee South Korean wildfires (VIDEOS)

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Published time: 5 Apr, 2019 10:15 Edited time: 5 Apr, 2019 10:16 Thousands of firefighters and military personnel in South Korea are engaged in a major operation to contain wildfires which have so far killed at least one person, injured 11 and forced the evacuation of over 4,000 residents. The blaze, one of the county’s Read More

Iran floods force evacuations as U.S. denies sanctions harming aid efforts

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DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Iranian authorities ordered the evacuation of scores of villages on Tuesday as the impact of severe flooding spread further across the country, while Washington denied Tehran’s claim that U.S. sanctions were slowing aid efforts. FILE PHOTO: Damaged vehicles are seen after a flash flooding in Shiraz, Iran, March 26, 2019. Tasnim News Read More

Iran orders 70 villages evacuated in Khuzestan over flood danger

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DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Flood risks forced Iranian authorities to order the evacuation of over 70 villages in the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan on Tuesday, the state news agency IRNA reported. FILE PHOTO: Damaged vehicles are seen after a flash flooding in Shiraz, Iran, March 26, 2019. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS State television said the Read More