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Taiwan issues warnings for year’s first typhoon

Typhoon Danas, categorised at the weakest typhoon level, is expected to hit the eastern county of Yilan late on Thursday.

Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

The abrupt closure of one of France's biggest tourist draws was frustrating to visitors who had been planning to go up the 324 metre tower.

Iraq oil minister calls Exxon Mobil’s evacuation of foreign staff ‘unacceptable’

The evacuation came just days after the United States withdrew non-essential staff from its embassy in Baghdad.

Exxon Mobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield

Production at the oilfield was not affected by the evacuation and work is continuing normally, overseen by Iraqi engineers, Iraqi oil officials said.

Sydney air traffic hit after smoke at control tower

Firefighters have cleared staff to return to the tower after an evacuation.

Japan to lift evacuation order in town hosting Fukushima plant

The government plans to lift the order for part of Okuma town on April 10.

N.Zealand police evacuate neighbourhood amid mosque attack probe

Two explosive devices were found in a vehicle used by the gunman who attacked the two mosques which also left 48 injured.

New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing, 3,000 flee

NZ Civil Defence says the Pigeon Valley fire covers 2,300 ha with a 25 km perimeter

New Zealand village ‘in hands of God’ as fire threatens

A state of emergency has been declared around the town of Wakefield as the fire moved within 10 km of the residential area.

Risk of new Brazil dam burst forces 24,000 to evacuate homes

Sirens began before dawn on Sunday, triggered by dangerous water levels at a tailings dam still standing in the Vale SA facility near Brumadinho in Minas Gerais state.

Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

Thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia.

Four dead as storm sweeps through central Philippines

Almost 12,000 people were also evacuated from their homes in the Bicol region after the low pressure area, locally named "Usman", hit the eastern side of the country on Saturday.

‘Cracking’ Sydney tower residents evacuated again

Police and emergency services evacuated some 300 people in the 38-storey Opal Tower in the Sydney Olympic Park and other nearby buildings on Monday after reports of 'cracking' noises.

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower

The 392-unit tower opened this year and is near the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Thousands evacuated after ‘loud crack’ in Sydney tower

About 3,000 people were evacuated from the Opal Tower complex after a loud 'crack' was heard.

Why preparing an evacuation box is important

Here are some practical ways to ensure the safekeeping of irreplaceable documents should you suddenly have to leave home for good in a hurry.

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts, then stops

As the volcano's activity fell back to normal parameters, evacuees were asked for the sake of cautiousness to return home on Tuesday by bus.

Death toll rises to 23 in California wildfire after 14 bodies...

The bodies were recovered in and around Paradise, California, a mountain community some 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento left devastated by the Camp Fire.

‘Whole town is burning’: Residents flee Northern California wildfire

California is experiencing one of its worst fire years ever, nearly twice the amount during the same period of 2017 and nearly triple the five-year average.

Typhoon triggers deadly landslides in Philippines, dozens trapped

Yutu was the strongest storm to hit the archipelago in 50 years and killed a woman and injured more than 130 people. It tore off the roofs of buildings, flipped vehicles and damaged generators, water pipes and downed hundreds of electricity poles.

South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

The county has assembled several rescue crews to save people from floods and filled thousands of sandbags over the last couple of days.

Florence death toll swells as rivers rise

Rivers swelled toward record levels, and thousands of people were ordered to evacuate.

Race to rescue people stranded in US hurricane

Video footage showed parking lots in New Bern turned into shallow lakes of dirty grey water as heavy rain fell.

Urgent preparations as super typhoon closes in on Philippines

Thousands fled their homes on the Philippines' northern coastal tip ahead of the early Saturday landfall of what has been called the strongest typhoon yet this year.