Regional Belgian legislature evacuated after bomb alert

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Flemish regional parliament in Brussels has been evacuated following a bomb alert. Tuesday’s evacuation happened without any major incident and allowed authorities to go check the sprawling building in central Brussels. Greens legislator Imade Annouri said that “everyone calmly went outside.” The legislators were assessing the budget of the recently installed […]

Pregnant woman evacuated off migrant ship by helicopter

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — Malta’s armed forces airlifted a 9 months pregnant Nigerian woman and her husband Wednesday from a charity-run ship carrying more than 80 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. A helicopter winched the couple off the Ocean Viking, a sea rescue ship operated by nonprofit groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors […]

500 refugees trapped in Libya to be evacuated to Rwanda

PARIS (AP) — Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum-seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations and African Union. The deal comes after repeated allegations of dire conditions for migrants in Libya’s detention centers, including beatings and other abuses, rape and a lack of both medical care […]

Thousands evacuated after explosions at Russia ammo depot

MOSCOW (AP) — Massive explosions at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia injured at least eight people and prompted the evacuation of thousands Monday. Russia’s Defense Ministry said a fire triggered the explosions at a storage facility for gunpowder charges near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region. Authorities declared a state […]

UK town evacuated over fears of dam collapse

LONDON (AP) — British police ordered the evacuation of a town of 6,500 people in northwest England on Thursday over fears that a rain-damaged dam could collapse. The Derbyshire Police force said residents of Whaley Bridge should leave their homes immediately because of the “significant threat to life.” It said a dam wall at the […]

Wildfire rages in northeastern Spain, 53 evacuated

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters struggled Thursday to contain a wildfire in northeastern Spain that has spread over 5,500 hectares (13,590 acres) and forced the evacuation of 53 residents. A Spanish military unit with 120 specialists joined local firefighters who had worked overnight to control the blaze that sent thick plumes of smoke over […]

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