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BP orders North Sea platform evacuation over storm

BP said it ordered a total evacuation of its Valhall platform in the North Sea on Thursday after a barge broke its anchor and was drifting towards the installation following a storm. "The barge has changed direction and BP ha

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Hundreds escape Syrian areas under UN deal

Around 450 Syrian fighters and their families were evacuated from two besieged areas on Monday under the kind of operation that the United Nations hopes can be a stepping stone toward a wider peace accord in the country's civil war.

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Evacuation alert for Bahrainis after Beirut riots

Diplomats have urged around 40 Bahrainis currently in Lebanon to evacuate in the wake of violent protests taking over the streets of Beirut. Mass demonstrations over an ongoing trash crisis escalated with police clashing with rioters and score

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India to fly out more nationals from Sanaa

India was readying the evacuation of up to 500 nationals from the capital of Yemen on Monday, after four nights of Saudi-led air strikes against Iranian-backed forces whose advances forced the president to flee. An Air India Airbu

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Fire drill planned at Bahrain aiport

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body and operator of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), will carry out a fire evacuation exercise tomorrow (October 22) . The exercise, on the first level of the terminal Building next

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China evacuates hundreds of workers from Libya to Malta

China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday. He said the Maltese government was arranging temporary accommodatio

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Turkey in massive evacuation after Libya threat

Turkey has been evacuating hundreds of citizens from Libya after a threat from a renegade general fighting Islamists in the east, Ankara's embassy and airport officials said. On Sunday, retired general Khalifa Haftar called on

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Bahrain Mall evacuated over blaze

One of Bahrain's biggest shopping malls was evacuated yesterday (October 28) morning after a fire broke out on the first floor, a report said. Huge plumes of thick black smoke were visible several kilometres away as flames ate

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Idaho wildfire forces evacuation of 2,250 homes

A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort. Blaine

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Russia rules out mass evacuation from Syria

  Russia is not planning a mass evacuation of its citizens from Syria because the situation there does not require it, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday after Russia brought 77 people fleeing the violence back to t

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