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Wildfire near Fort McMurray. ©Reuters
Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes

The 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town as a monster wildfire swept through the region.

Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes
Hijacked Egyptian airliner lands in Cyprus
Hijacked Egyptian airliner lands in Cyprus

A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew.

Hijacked Egyptian airliner lands in Cyprus
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged

Warm weather and rains have given way to winds and blizzards in Astana.

Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged
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Kazakhstanis offer condolences over Russian plane crash in Egypt

Kazakhstanis were laying flowers in front of the Russian Embassy and Consulate General in Almaty and Astana expressing their deep condolences to families of the victims of Airbus 321 crash.

Kazakhstanis offer condolences over Russian plane crash in Egypt
Islamic State group claims Paris attacks
Islamic State group claims Paris attacks

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed gun and bomb attacks that left more than 120 people dead in Paris in a statement posted online.

Islamic State group claims Paris attacks
French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight
French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight

The Paris attacks show it is more vital than ever to coordinate global efforts to fight terrorism, France's foreign minister said, vowing that French "international action" will not stop.

French FM says 'more necessary than ever' to coordinate anti-terror fight
Pakistan concludes search for factory collapse victims
Pakistan concludes search for factory collapse victims

A rescue operation to pull people from the rubble of a collapsed Pakistani factory ended after nearly a week, with the death toll at 45 and more than 100 survivors plucked from the debris.

Pakistan concludes search for factory collapse victims
Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse set to rise: official
Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse set to rise: official

Rescue crews resumed digging through the rubble of a collapsed factory in Pakistan as officials said they expected to find at least two dozen more bodies, with the death toll standing at 23.

Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse set to rise: official
Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid
Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid

Desperate survivors appealed for food and blankets after a devastating earthquake killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid
At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan bus explosion: officials
At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan bus explosion: officials

At least 11 people were killed and many more wounded when a powerful bomb ripped through a passenger bus in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province.

At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan bus explosion: officials
Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze
Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze

Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to help Indonesia fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in haze as foreign aircraft joined operations to douse the blazes.

Malaysian premier vows to help Indonesia combat haze
Photo courtecy of  Lada.kz
Four soldiers drown during military exercise in Kazakhstan

Four soldiers have drowned during the second stage of Center 2015 military drills in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

Four soldiers drown during military exercise in Kazakhstan
Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze
Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze

Helicopters water-bombed raging forest fires that have cloaked parts of Indonesia in thick haze and pushed air quality to unhealthy levels in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.

Indonesia water-bombs forest fires to fight haze
Mecca crane collapse highlights city's development boom
Mecca crane collapse highlights city's development boom

The deadly collapse of a construction crane in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca has highlighted the controversial pace of high-end urban development in the birthplace of Islam.

Mecca crane collapse highlights city's development boom
Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of hajj
Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of hajj

At least 107 people died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, with scores more injured, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Crane collapse kills 107 at Mecca's Grand Mosque ahead of hajj
Fires in US state of Washington largest in its history
Fires in US state of Washington largest in its history

A group of wildfires blazing in the western US state of Washington have become the largest in the state's history, and 2015 has become the state's worst fire year on record.

Fires in US state of Washington largest in its history
Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official
Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official

A huge blaze broke out Monday at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.

Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official
Chemical experts assess China blast site after 50 killed
Chemical experts assess China blast site after 50 killed

A Chinese military team of nuclear and chemical experts began work Thursday at the site of two massive explosions in the city of Tianjin.

Chemical experts assess China blast site after 50 killed
Typhoon Soudelor makes landfall in Taiwan
Typhoon Soudelor makes landfall in Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor made landfall in Taiwan ripping up trees and tearing down billboards as it battered the island with fierce winds and torrential rain.

Typhoon Soudelor makes landfall in Taiwan
Photo courtesy of Ministry of Internal Affairs
Freight train runs off the track in Aktobe Oblast, Kazakhstan

20 train wagons have run off the track in Aktobe Oblast, western Kazakhstan. 6 wagons caught fire.

Freight train runs off the track in Aktobe Oblast, Kazakhstan