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China now has more cases of the virus than it had of SARS — but comparing the two is tricky. Cases of the mysterious new coronavirus in mainland China now outnumber the infections that China saw during the entire SARS outbreak of 2002 and 2003, officials said on Thursday. SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, …

A chartered plane carrying American consulate personnel and citizens from an area of China at the center of a coronavirus outbreak has been cleared to proceed to California after making a refueling stop at an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday night. Health officials in Alaska said all 201 passengers on board continued on to the …

Police are on the scene at St. John Vianney School in Windsor. A spokesperson for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board says staff and students at the school on Cedarview St. near Dieppe St. have been moved across the street to John Vianney Parish. Stephen Fields says “they will not be allowed to go back in the school …

Residents of Alberton, in Johannesburg, have been evacuated from their homes after a major gas pipeline caught fire on Tuesday morning. The severity of the blaze is signifcant, and everyone within a 500m radius of the incident has been told to leave the area. Alberton gas pipeline evacuation – latest news and updates: Disaster management …

Rural King in Glasgow has been temporarily evacuated. Glasgow Police Public Information Officer Terry Flatt tells WCLU News the store has been evacuated due to “possibly a chemical leak of some sort.” The area has been roped off and is being monitored by first responders. A caller advised WCLU News that the store announced over …

Large areas of Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, including its railway station, have been evacuated while Dutch military police investigate what airport authorities described as a “situation onboard a plane”. Local media said emergency services had been scrambled, a police special operations team was on site and two trauma helicopters were on their way to the …

The Kincade Fire, ignited Wednesday night, has scorched 10,000 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Thursday morning. More than 550 homes — with about 1,700 residents — are under mandatory evacuation orders as the blaze burns uncontrollably, Sonoma County officials said. More evacuations may be issued. The fire erupted the same …

The fire had scorched 3,000 acres in central Maui, leading to evacuations of residents of Kihei and Maalaea as it burned out of control Thursday, CNN affiliate KGMB reported. The Maui Humane Society moved its animals in crates and kennels to a nearby high school. As darkness set in, Maui Mayor Mike Victorino said firefighters …

Two oil tankers were damaged in a suspected attack off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, according to multiple reports. The U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet told Reuters it was assisting two tankers in the Gulf of Oman after receiving two distress calls. “We are aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. …

Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated to 700 shelter homes, a spokesperson for India’s Home Ministry said Wednesday. Schools and colleges in affected districts are closed until Friday, officials said. With winds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph), Tropical Cyclone Vayu could become the strongest cyclone to strike northwestern India in decades. …