Hurricane Matthew: Obama Declares State of Emergency in Florida

Leaving more than 100 dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew steamed toward heavily populated Florida with terrifying winds of 140 mph Thursday, and 2 million people across the Southeast were warned to flee inland.

Locals scramble to fill sandbags with the last of a supply at the Road and Bridge Department in Kissimmee, Florida in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Matthew, on October 6, 2016. Some three million people on the US southeast coast faced an urgent evacuation order Thursday as monstrous Hurricane …

Making Room for Coup Plotters: Turkey May Release up to 93K Convicts

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a decree to initially release an estimated 38,000 in an apparent effort to make space for thousands of accused plotters detained in connection with last month’s failed military coup attempt.

Detained Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup arrive with their hands bound behind their backs at the Istanbul Justice Palace (Adalet Sarayi) on July 20, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 20 chaired a crunch …

France To Extend State Of Emergency To Euro 2016 Tournament

PARIS (Reuters) – France plans to extend the state of emergency in place since November’s attacks on Paris for a further two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016 football tournament, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. “Faced

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Hawaii Declares State of Emergency over Zika, Dengue

Hawaii’s governor David Ige declared a state of emergency for mosquito-borne illnesses on Sunday, including Zika and dengue fever. The latter has been an especially urgent concern, with over 250 confirmed cases of dengue reported during the current outbreak.

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Rabid Blood-Sucking Bats in Peru Kill 12

Twelve indigenous children from the Achuar tribes in Peru have died of rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats, while several more are still battling the disease.

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Puerto Rico Declares Zika Emergency

Puerto Rico declared a public health emergency over the Zika virus on Friday afternoon, following the confirmation of 22 cases of the infection, including one pregnant woman, and one man who developed the severe Guillain-Barre syndrome neurological reaction.

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Florida Governor Declares Zika State of Emergency in 4 Counties

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency over the Zika virus threat in four counties on Wednesday, saying that he wanted state resources prepared for the possibility that Zika could begin spreading through Florida’s mosquito population.

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France to Maintain ‘State of Emergency’ Until Islamic State Is Destroyed

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France would seek to keep its current state of emergency until a “total and global war” against the Islamic State was over. The emergency measures—including greater police presence, added transportation security, heightened electronic

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France Aims To Enshrine Emergency Anti-Terror Law In Constitution

(AFP) – The French cabinet backed reform proposals Wednesday that could see the state of emergency called after last month’s Paris attacks enshrined in the constitution. Special policing powers used under the state of emergency — such as house arrests

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French National Assembly Extends State Of Emergency

PARIS, Nov 19 – France’s lower house of parliament extended a state of emergency imposed after attacks in Paris for three months on Thursday and toughened a series of security measures which date back to 1955. France imposed the state

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California Fire: ‘Rocky Fire’ 40% Contained

Firefighters battling the devastating “Rocky Fire” in Northern California brought the blaze under 40 percent containment on Thursday morning, the CalFIRE agency reported.

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