While the pace has picked up in recent days, it's still a chaotic scramble as people seek to escape. Afghans trying to reach the airport face a gauntlet of danger, and there are far more who want to leave than…
By Monika Scislowska, Associated Press
President Joe Biden says he will stick to his Aug. 31 deadline for completing the U.S. pullout. European allies pressed for more time but lost the argument.
By Robert Burns, Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says as many as 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan may still await evacuation, with six days to go before President Joe Biden's deadline for completing the airlift from Kabul airport.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Robert Burns, Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
Biden’s comments at a White House news conference came as the U.S. government struggles to ramp up a massive airlift of Americans and other foreigners and vulnerable Afghans, rescuing them from a Taliban takeover of the country.
By Mehmet Guzel, Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press
Authorities have said safety precautions have been taken at the Kemerkoy power plant and its hydrogen tanks had been emptied. Local reporters said late Wednesday the wildfires had also prompted the evacuation of the nearby seaside area of Oren.
By Associated Press
Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California.
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press
The blaze in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon began late Wednesday as a house fire that quickly spread to tinder-dry brush.
By Dan Rivers, ITN
Vast swaths of Australia are still burning, with thousands of people under evacuation orders -- and forecasts of worse to come. A record summer fire season has charred 12 million acres, destroyed 1,400 homes and killed 17 people. The states…
By William Brangham
Wildfires are burning out of control across Northern and Southern California, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate their homes, blocking roads and closing schools. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, admits its electrical equipment could have sparked the…
With the northern islands of the Bahamas leveled by Hurricane Dorian, getting to people who are in danger and transporting them out of the ruins pose immense logistical challenges. William Brangham talks to Elizabeth Riley, deputy executive director of the…
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