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Saudi, West evacuate embassy staff from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating staff from Yemen after a power grab by Houthi militia there, a move reflecting the hostility of majority Sunni Muslim neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis. Riyadh has s

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India braces for cyclone Hudhud, 150,000 evacuated

About 150,000 people were evacuated on India's eastern seaboard on Saturday as cyclone Hudhud bore down and grew in sheer force, threatening to devastate farmland and fishing villages when it hits the coast on Sunday morning.

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200 evacuated from leaking cruise ship in Netherlands

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said. All the passengers, mostly pensioners from Germany and

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Bahraini envoys ordered to leave Iraq

Bahraini diplomats have been ordered to evacuate Iraq as militant forces moved closer to the capital yesterday (June 16).   The Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad is expected to close by the end of this week and Ambassad

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Saudi villages evacuated over Yemen violence

Some 240 villages in Saudi Arabia have been evacuated and scores of schools closed due to fighting which has now spilled over from Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said on Friday, citing local contacts. Saudi Arabia,

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Major oil leak at StatoilHydro north sea field

Norwegian energy group StatoilHydro reported a serious oil leak at its Statfjord oilfield in the North Sea on Saturday and said it evacuated all but emergency workers from platform A. Oil production on the platform had been stopped, it sai

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