Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Tag Archives: emergency

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and damaged dozens of mosques and homes, a minister said. “The cabinet of ministers decided on tough measures, including a 10-day nationwide state of emergency ,” Minister of City Planning ...

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Former Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand, emergency declared in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: Emergency has been declared in Christchurch as remnants of Cyclone Gita hit New Zealand. “The full impact of the storm will be felt overnight and tomorrow morning,” said Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. She urged residents in low-lying areas to leave, stating that “We are expecting homes to be flooded.” ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities

HONOLULU: An emergency alert was sent mistakenly on Saturday to Hawaii’s residents warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack when an employee at the state emergency management agency pushed the “wrong button,” Hawaii’s governor said. State officials and the US military’s Pacific Command confirmed that there was no actual threat ...

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Trains suspended and road closed after bomb found in Aston

BIRMINGHAM: Trains to Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield were cancelled and traffic on the A38 was HALTED when an unexploded bomb was found. Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated. The incident, which was ongoing today, was sparked when a World War Two bomb was discovered at Witton, close to Erdington and ...

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London on alert over toxic smog warning

LONDON was put on alert for a public health emergency today over toxic air pollution.  Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor, said air pollution could rise to ‘moderate’ in more than half of the capital’s 32 boroughs as he issued the warnings for the next three days.  Central London will be worst ...

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State of emergency likely to be extended, says French PM

LONDON: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the country’s state of emergency, imposed after last year’s Paris attacks, will likely be extended as France gears up for presidential elections. “It is difficult today to end the state of emergency,” Valls told media as France marked exactly one year since ...

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