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India to take back nationals stranded abroad from Thursday

India to take back nationals stranded abroad from Thursday

New Delhi: The return of Indians stranded abroad on compelling grounds to start in a phased manner on 7th of this month, the Government of India announced in a press release today.

Countries evacuating nationals from coronavirus-hit areas

Countries evacuating nationals from coronavirus-hit areas

A growing number of countries around the world have been evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from areas hit by the new coronavirus.

India, Bangladesh consider evacuating citizens from China's Wuhan

India, Bangladesh consider evacuating citizens from China's Wuhan

India and Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were working on evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.

Firefighters make gains against Los Angeles wildfire, evacuation orders lifted

Firefighters make gains against Los Angeles wildfire, evacuation orders lifted

More than 1,000 firefighters battled a deadly and fast-moving wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles on Saturday, reinforcing containment lines that allowed thousands of residents under evacuation orders ...

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 670,000 people to seek safety.

Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

The operation to destroy Islamic State's final vestige of rule in Iraq and Syria hit a temporary snag on Thursday, as an expected evacuation of the remaining civilians from its last enclave in eastern Syria ...

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Some residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block were Tuesday spending their Christmas in makeshift camps, after they were evacuated by authorities ...

Coalition allows evacuation of wounded Houthis before Sweden hosts Yemen talks

Coalition allows evacuation of wounded Houthis before Sweden hosts Yemen talks

The Saudi-led coalition said it approved evacuating wounded Houthi fighters for treatment on Monday, meeting a key condition for the group to attend UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden ...

Eight injured in blast, blaze at German refinery

Eight injured in blast, blaze at German refinery

A fire erupted on Saturday at a refinery in southern Germany following an explosion, injuring at least eight people, police said.

French family spark alarm at Frankfurt airport, cause evacuation

French family spark alarm at Frankfurt airport, cause evacuation

Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday, disrupting travel during the busy summer holiday season, after a French family of four bypassed security checks, federal police said on Tuesday.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit on Friday after scores died in wildfires near Athens last month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

A powerful typhoon buffeted Japan's eastern coast on Saturday evening, prompting local authorities to issue early evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides ...