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September 25, 2017 1:16 AM Over 34,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

KARANGASEM, Indonesia - More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said on Sunday (Sep 24). Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said the number of people fleeing their homes surrounding 3

September 23, 2017 9:02 PM Travel alert on possible eruption of Bali volcano

DENPASAR • Singaporeans have been advised to avoid travelling to Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali after the alert status for the volcano was raised to its highest level, meaning there was an increased possibility it would erupt. In a travel advisory issued yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Singaporeans currently in Bali are advised 3

September 22, 2017 9:00 PM Thousands evacuated as Bali volcano rumbles

6,000 have left; tourists and other residents warned against camping or hiking near crater DENPASAR (Bali) • Thousands of people were evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, officials said yesterday, as tremors rattled some areas and smoke rose above one of the world's most popular tourist spots. The alert status 2

September 20, 2017 5:07 AM Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands as Category 5 storm strengthens

Hurricane Maria is taking aim at Puerto Rico as the Category 5 storm barreled toward the U.S. territory Tuesday night with disastrous winds and "life-threatening" flooding, according to forecasters. Maria, a "potentially catastrophic" storm, has top sustained winds of 175 mph, and was located about 120 miles southeast of San Juan, as of the National 17

September 20, 2017 1:20 AM Nearly 140 killed in powerful Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY - Nearly 140 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The toll could rise further. Rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City - home to 20 million people - were clawing through the rubble of at least 4

September 18, 2017 9:02 PM Maria strengthens into 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 hurricane as it bears down on battered Caribbean

POINTE-À-PITRE, Guadeloupe (AFP) - Maria rose in power Monday (Sept 18) to become an “extremely dangerous” Category Four hurricane as it barreled toward the Caribbean island of Dominica, the US National Hurricane Center said. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the "major hurricane" had intensified as it approached the French territory of Guadeloupe 4

September 16, 2017 5:37 AM Visitors walk along train tracks for Downtown Line 3 sneak peek event

SINGAPORE - Visitors walked along train tracks along the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) as part of an evacuation exercise on Saturday (Sept 16). The train-to-track detrainment was part of a community engagement session ahead of the line's opening in October. They disembarked from a train that stopped in the tunnel between the upcoming Geylang Bahru Station and Mattar 4

September 11, 2017 10:26 AM Hurricane Irma begins to weaken, but life-threatening conditions persist in Florida

MIAMI (AFP) - Hurricane Irma, which has toppled cranes, swallowed streets and left millions without power, was starting to weaken on Monday (Sept 11) while still pummelling parts of Florida on its destructive march north. Irma was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early on Monday and forecasters expect it would become a tropical storm later in the morning 3

September 11, 2017 4:07 AM More aid, evacuations in Caribbean islands battered by Irma

HAVANA — With ports mended and weather cleared, officials sent in more aid and arranged stepped-up evacuations Monday in remote Caribbean islands devastated and cut off by Hurricane Irma. Many in the chain of Leeward Islands known as the playground for the rich and famous have criticized governments for failing to respond quickly to the disaster caused 3

September 10, 2017 11:40 AM Hurricane Irma roars into Florida Keys, brings deadly storm surge

FORT MYERS, Fla: Hurricane Irma's northern edge crashed into the Florida Keys on Sunday, bringing a double barrel threat of destructive winds and life-threatening storm surges that sparked one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. The storm, which hammered Cuba's northern coast a day earlier, was a Category 4 hurricane about 15 miles (25 km) south-southeast 3