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Israel ordering new evacuations in Rafah, preparing to expand operations

Israel has ordered new evacuations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where more than 1 million Palestinians have fled, as it prepares to expand its military operations. The people of Rafah were directed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to head north to the al-Mawasi area. IDF Arabic spokesman Avichai Adlai said early Saturday […]

IDF Urges Rafah Evacuations; Drops Flyers in Gaza; Attack Imminent

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Monday ordered residents of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip to evacuate to nearby “safe” areas as a long-delayed Israeli attack on Hamas’ last stronghold appears imminent. I called on them to do so. The Israeli Defense Forces’ deployment was announced on Saturday after Hamas fired a rocket at […]

Out-of-Control Wildfires Return to Canada, Forcing Evacuations

Canada’s 2024 wildfire season was in full swing this week with more than 120 wildfires burning in drought-stricken British Columbia and Alberta. That includes large, out-of-control fires that prompted evacuation orders in Alberta and brought back unwelcome memories of last year’s record-setting days. Wildfire season is here. One of the most dangerous fires is report […]

Heavy rains, flash flooding trigger evacuations in Pittsburgh metro

Flash flooding caused by relentless heavy rains that soaked western Pennsylvania prompted numerous rescues and evacuations in the area, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said nearly 3 inches of rain fell in a short period of time in parts of Allegheny County late Thursday afternoon and early evening, and the Pittsburgh […]

Israel Besieges 2 Gaza Hospitals, Demands Evacuations, Palestinians Say

Al-Shifa is one of the few medical facilities in northern Gaza that is even partially operational (File) The Palestinian Red Crescent says Israeli forces surrounded two more hospitals in Gaza on Sunday, detaining medical teams in heavy gunfire, and Israel suspects Hamas operations in continuing clashes at Gaza’s main al-Shifa hospital. It was announced that […]

WWII-Era Bomb Sparked One of the UK’s Largest Peacetime Evacuations

LONDON (AP) – A World War II-era bomb whose discovery sparked the largest peacetime evacuation in British history has exploded at sea, the Ministry of Defense said Saturday. The explosives, weighing 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds), were discovered Tuesday in the backyard of a house in the port city of Plymouth on England’s southwest coast. More […]