Mar 24, 2015

Huge unexploded WWII bomb found in London — under senior center

Builders uncovered a huge unexploded German World War II bomb in London on Monday, prompting the evacuation of two schools and hundreds of homes. The bomb, measuring 5 feet long (1.5 meters) and weighing 1,000 pounds (455 kg) lay undisturbed below a pensioners’ center ...

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

Jan 13, 2015

Smoke forces Washington subway evacuation

Smoke filled a Washington subway station Monday, forcing the evacuation of startled passengers and forcing afternoon rush-hour commuters to find other ways to get home. Service along sections of two of Metro’s six lines were suspended as police and firefighters converged on underground L’Enfant ...

Belgian paper that ran Charlie cartoons evacuated after threat: police

Jan 12, 2015

Belgian paper that ran Charlie cartoons evacuated after threat: police

The offices of a Belgian newspaper that republished cartoons from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were evacuated on Sunday after receiving an anonymous bomb threat, its staff said. The evacuation of Le Soir, a French-language daily, came as thousands of people marched through ...

Dec 25, 2014

Peru evacuates remote village after indigenous attacks

An isolated Peruvian village in the Amazon rainforest that came under attack by indigenous people wielding bows and arrows is being evacuated by boat, authorities said Wednesday. Last week some 200 members of the Mashco-Piro ethnic group assaulted Monte Salvado, a small village near ...

Powerful typhoon slams into disaster-weary Philippines

Dec 7, 2014

Powerful typhoon slams into disaster-weary Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. Packing maximum ...

Thousands take part in drill around Ishikawa nuclear plant

Nov 3, 2014

Thousands take part in drill around Ishikawa nuclear plant

Drills were held Sunday and Monday to respond to a severe accident at the Shika nuclear plant in Ishikawa Prefecture. The drill assumed that Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s power plant had been hit at 8 a.m. Sunday by an earthquake measuring upper 6 on ...

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

Aug 25, 2014

Two Hiroshima children start wall newspaper for evacuees

To encourage Hiroshima residents sheltering in the city’s elementary school following last week’s deadly landslides, two students launched the first edition of an illustrated handwritten wall newspaper. The newspaper was launched Sunday by 12-year-old Hiroyo Miyamoto, who is in her first year of junior ...