Evacuations

In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla. (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 4:10 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frazzled residents in a part of rural northwestern Oklahoma paralyzed by days of wind-whipped wildfires expressed fear a blaze could overrun their home Wednesday, as firefighters battling the deadly fires there and in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico found some relief at the...
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In this Monday, April 16, 2018, photo provided by the Office of the Governor, Hawaii, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, left, flies over the flood-damaged areas of the island of Kauai. Heavy rains on Kauai let up on Monday, which helped emergency workers better rescue people stranded by flooding on the island. Ige were in a helicopter Monday assessing the damage and rescue needs on the island. (Courtesy of Hawaii Governor's Office via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 10:56 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers. The U.S. Army, National Guard, and the county airlifted more than 220 people Monday and are going...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:37 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A potent spring storm system that's expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanketed much of the Northern Plains. A tornado ripped through the tiny Ozark Mountain town of...
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This image made from video released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows medical workers treating toddlers following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April. 8, 2018. The Civil Defense said patients were having difficulty breathing and burning in their eyes. Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 10:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Syria's state-run news agency says the military's air defenses have confronted a missile attack on air base in central Syria and shot down eight missiles. The report on SANA says the attack on the T4 military airbase in...
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A street is blocked in Paderborn, Germany, Sunday, April 8, 2018. More than 26,000 people were asked to leave their homes in the western German town of Paderborn, two hospitals, a university and several nursing homes were evacuated so specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb discovered during construction work. (Henning Kaiser/dpa via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 12:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — More than 26,000 people have been evacuated in the western German town of Paderborn so bomb specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb discovered during construction work. In addition to people leaving their homes, two hospitals, a university and several nursing homes had to be...
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This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April. 7, 2018. Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 12:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said. Syrian government...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2018 file photo provided by the Syrian rebel group Army of Islam, shows a fighter with the Army of Islam rebel group, firing a weapon during clashes with government forces in Housh al-Dhawahira in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria. Violence broke out in and around a rebel-held town near the capital Damascus on Friday killing at least two people after nearly two weeks of calm signaling an apparent collapse of a truce and an evacuation deal for opposition fighters to leave the area, state media and opposition activists said. (Army of Islam, via AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 2:18 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops began a ground offensive under the cover of airstrikes on rebel-held areas outside the capital Damascus on Friday after a 10-day truce collapsed over disagreement regarding evacuation of opposition fighters. The new wave of violence left at least 36 people dead,...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation of Army of Islam fighters and their families in buses, from the besieged town of Douma, just east of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 2, 2018. The most powerful Syrian rebel faction on the fringes of Damascus began abandoning its stronghold in the once rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Monday, opening the way for government forces to secure full control of the area, after seven years of revolt. (SANA via AP)
April 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have urged the international community to provide more aid for war-ravaged Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation by bus of Army of Islam fighters from the besieged town of Douma, just east of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 2, 2018. Syrian state media said Monday, that the largest rebel group in Damascus' eastern Ghouta, the Army of Islam, has begun to evacuate from Douma. The government is waiting for the rebels to leave the besieged town before it can say it has full control of the area, after seven years of revolt. (SANA via AP)
April 02, 2018 - 3:43 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media said Monday that the largest rebel group in the suburbs of Damascus has begun evacuating its last stronghold after seven years of war, but the rebels refused to say whether they had surrendered, and it was unclear who was on board a dozen buses seen leaving the town...
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This photo released Saturday, March 24, 2018, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces overseeing the evacuation by buses of rebel fighters and their families in Arbeen, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says buses carrying hundreds of fighters belonging to the rebel group Faylaq al-Rahman, their family members and other civilians left eastern Ghouta late Saturday, bound for the rebel-held Idlib province in northern Syria. (SANA via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 12:46 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians were bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on Sunday after rebels agreed to leave several towns and villages after years of siege and weeks of heavy bombardment. Close to 900 people were evacuated from...
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