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Frankfurt to evacuate 60,000 to defuse British WWII bomb

World Aug 31, 2017

Frankfurt to evacuate 60,000 to defuse British WWII bomb

Around 60,000 inhabitants of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt will be ordered to leave their homes on Sunday while a large World War II bomb discovered at a building site is made safe, the police said. Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, Frankfurt's Goethe University, and at ...

National Aug 15, 2017

Kyushu braces for floods, slides as hourly downpours top 100 mm

Torrential rain exceeding 100 mm per hour hit Kyushu early Tuesday morning, prompting the Meteorological Agency to issue warnings for landslides and floods, NHK reported Tuesday. According to the agency, heavy rain was reported in the city of Yatsushiro and the town of Hikawa in ...

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

World Feb 12, 2017

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kg) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. Police went house-to-house ringing bells and knocking ...

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Asia Pacific Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on Sunday, ...