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EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal

The EU agreed a raft of anti-tax evasion measures to make it harder for multinationals to shift profits to countries with lower taxes.

EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
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
Almaty hit by mud flows

At aroud 2.15 am morainic lake Bezymyannoye at Kargaly glacier outburst. The water volume of the lake stood at 40 000 cubic meters. The outburst caused mud flows, with part of them overtopping the dam on the Kargaly River.

Almaty hit by mud flows
Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions
Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions

A large column of smoke streamed from Chile's Calbuco volcano, prompting new warnings that it could erupt again.

Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions
Floods in Karaganda Oblast ©Aisulu Bushtayeva
Flooding in Kazakhstan abates, consequences remain to be dealth with

As meltwater in Kazakhstan subsides, there are still measure to be taken to deal with the consequences and secure people's livelihoods.

Flooding in Kazakhstan abates, consequences remain to be dealth with
Shetsk district, Karaganda Oblast. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
35 villages in Akmola Oblast face danger of flooding

35 villages in Akmola Oblast are under tread of flooding.

35 villages in Akmola Oblast face danger of flooding
Flooding in Karaganda Oblast ©Rushan Barayev
Thousands evacuated from flood areas in Kazakhstan

Thousands of people have been evacuated from flood areas in Kazakhstan's Karaganda and Pavlodar Oblasts. Melt water continues to rise.

Thousands evacuated from flood areas in Kazakhstan
Pakistan evacuates more than 500 citizens from Yemen: officials
Pakistan evacuates more than 500 citizens from Yemen: officials

Pakistan evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen by jumbo jet and sent a naval frigate to rescue others stranded in the war-torn country.

Pakistan evacuates more than 500 citizens from Yemen: officials
Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts
Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts

Hurricane Odile swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, leading authorities to evacuate high-risk areas and open shelters.

Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts
Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead
Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who evacuated from a hospital.

Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead
Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo
Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo
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Alaska town evacuates after quake tsunami warning

Residents in a remote section of the US Aleutian islands rushed to higher ground after an 7.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska triggered a local tsunami warning, an official said.

Alaska town evacuates after quake tsunami warning
Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters
Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters
the Pont des Arts with its fence covered with thousands of padlocks clipped by lovers over the River Seine in Paris. ©Reuters/Charles Platiau
'Locks of love' bridge in Paris evacuated after railing collapse

Sometimes too much love can be a bad thing as Paris discovered on Sunday when thousands of "locks of love" attached to a footbridge caused part of the railing to collapse, forcing an evacuation.

'Locks of love' bridge in Paris evacuated after railing collapse
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation

Thousands of Chinese nationals are awaiting evacuation from riot-hit Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, as Hanoi moved to stifle fresh protests over a territorial dispute between the two countries.

4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation
Wildfires burn homes as California roasts
Wildfires burn homes as California roasts

Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in roasting southern California on Wednesday as flames destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and an amusement park.

Wildfires burn homes as California roasts
Strong quake strikes off Chile
Strong quake strikes off Chile

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's northwestern coast on Sunday, the latest of at least seven quakes to hit the region in recent days.

Strong quake strikes off Chile
©Reuters/Odair Leal
Brazil says floods driving thousands from homes

More than a month of flooding in northern Brazil has swollen rivers and driven thousands of people from their homes.

Brazil says floods driving thousands from homes
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Photo courtesy of newswest9.com
Safety lapses rapped after US nuclear plant fire

A fire which sparked the evacuation of a major underground US nuclear waste plant last month was preventable, according to a report out Friday highlighting safety lapses at the site.

Safety lapses rapped after US nuclear plant fire
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town
Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town

Young, elderly and pregnant residents of a Australian town cloaked in smoke from a coal mine ablaze for three weeks were Friday urged to leave over mounting air quality concerns.

Evacuations urged in burning Australian coal mine town

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