Apr 13, 2015

Bomb scare prompts Germanwings jetliner evacuation

A Germanwings flight bound for Italy from Germany was evacuated late on Sunday due to a bomb threat, the airline said. Germanwings, a budget unit of German airline Lufthansa, has been in the spotlight since one of its planes crashed into a mountain in ...

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

Apr 8, 2015

New high school opens close to evacuation zone

A new high school adjacent to the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday welcomed its first students, including many who fled the area as the 2011 nuclear disaster unfolded. The prefecture-run Futaba Mirai Gakuen High School in the town Hirono has 152 ...

Apr 8, 2015

Tokyo thanks Beijing for evacuating Japanese tourist from Yemen

Japan thanked China for evacuating a Japanese tourist from war-torn Yemen aboard a Chinese Navy supply vessel, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The Chinese side invited the male Japanese national to board the ship along with Chinese evacuees, Suga told a news conference ...

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 ...