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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralyzed U.S.

Mar 14, 2020 - 7:18 AM

US President Donald Trump says he will 'most likely' get a test for the virus 'fairly soon'

STATE OF EMERGENCY. US President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus crisis on March 13, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

Chile president declares state of emergency after violent protests

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Attacks on metro stations forced the closure of the entire subway system, which is the key form of public transport in the congested and polluted capital

CHAOS. A bus burns down in downtown Santiago, on October 18, 2019, following a mass fare-dodging protest. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Sri Lanka to relax emergency in a month – president

May 27, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'The emergency was declared to deal with the immediate security situation. However, it will not be necessary to extend this any further,' says Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

STATE OF EMERGENCY. In this file photo, Sri Lankan navy personnel carry on repair works on the facade of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 2, 2019, after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Sri Lanka extends emergency a month after suicide bombings

May 22, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Sri Lanka's president issues a proclamation saying that the emergency will continue for another 30 days, citing 'public security'

SECURITY. In this file photo, Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.  File photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Sudan parliament shortens state of emergency to 6 months

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:48 PM

'A six-month state of emergency has been approved by a majority,' the speaker of parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer says after lawmakers voted on the decree issued by President Omar al-Bashir

13 dead in Burkina Faso after suspected jihadist attack

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:45 PM

7 Fulani herders are lynched and their homes burned down by attackers on motorbikes

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After two-year purge, Turkey to end state of emergency

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:38 PM

But the opposition is angered by the government's submission of new legislation to parliament that apparently seeks to formalize some of the harshest aspects of the emergency

COUP ANNIVERSARY. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech at a ceremony site on "July 15 Martyrs Bridge" (Bosphorus Bridge) in Istanbul on July 15, 2018. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Ethiopia emergency to last 6 months

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:55 PM

It caps a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in the country's largest region, and a massive prisoner amnesty

Egypt extends state of emergency

Jan 09, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Under Egypt's constitution, the 3-month state of emergency can only be renewed once, but the president can subsequently reinstate it

ALEXANDRIA BLAST. Egyptians gather by debris resulting from a blast which struck outside the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria as worshippers attended Palm Sunday mass earlier on April 9, 2017. File photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

Monster fire slows as California homeowners pick up pieces

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Nearly 6,400 firefighters have been toiling for a week against blazes fueled by bone dry conditions and powerful winds

STILL ABLAZE. Fire rages along Romero Canypn hillsides in Montecito, north of Santa Barbara, California on December 12, 2017. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

State of emergency in Honduras after post-vote violence

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:47 PM

President Juan Orlando Hernandez declares state of emergency and imposes a nighttime curfew from 6 pm to 6 am following protests

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Trump defends response to Puerto Rico hurricane disaster

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:01 AM

Rejecting accusations Puerto Rico has not received the same level of assistance as storm-hit US states Florida and Texas, Trump says a 'massive relief effort is underway'

TRYING TO LEAVE. People wait in a line to check flights at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 26, 2017 as some flights are still being rescheduled for one or two weeks. Hector Retamal/AFP

Hurricane Irma lashes Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:41 AM

UPDATED Irma is threatening dangerous storm surges of up to 15 feet 4 5 meters enough to cover a house as it collides with Florida after sowing devastation through the Caribbean

PUMMELED. Palm trees blow in the wind as Hurricane Irma arrives into southwest Florida on September 10, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Human chains and jet skis: Texans come to the rescue

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:46 PM

With the official emergency services overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster in Houston the fourth biggest city in the United States it was sometimes left to an army of volunteers to save the day

People are rescued from a hotel by boat after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 27, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

French PM says state of emergency likely to be extended

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:05 AM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France must protect our democracy because the presidential campaign begins in a few weeks

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENSION. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrives at the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, on November 11, 2015 for the Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of World War I. File photo by Thibault Camus/AFP

Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The country is facing its biggest anti government unrest in a decade with an estimated 500 protesters killed over the past 10 months

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 2, 2016 shows residents of Bishoftu crossing their wrists above their heads as a symbol for the Oromo anti-government protesting movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu. Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on October 9, 2016 following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement. "The state of emergency was declared following a thorough discussion by the Council of Ministers on the loss of lives and property damages occurring in the country," Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said.  / AFP PHOTO / Zacharias ABUBEKER

7 arrested in Cebu for making bomb jokes since Davao blast

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:11 PM

Since the September 2 Davao bombing where 15 people died authorities in Cebu have been stricter in implementing Presidential Decree 1767

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Sep 08, 2016 - 9:54 PM

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Hermine again gains force, threatening northeast US coast

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Post tropical storm Hermine is again nearing hurricane strength posing a danger of life threatening inundation from New Jersey to Connecticut

This visible image of Post-Tropical Storm Hermine was captured by NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 3 at 2:45 p.m. EDT over southeastern United States. Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police

A file picture dated September 21, 2012 shows a general view over LAX airport of Los Angeles, California, USA. Michael Nelson/EPA

7 dead, 30,000 rescued in record Louisiana floods

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:32 PM

UPDATED Some areas have received more than 20 inches 50 centimeters of rain since late Thursday August 11 submerging vast swaths of southern Louisiana in muddy waters

FLOODING. A handout picture obtained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) on August 15, 2016 shows cars stuck on flooded O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, August 14, 2016. Photo by Lousiana DOTD/EPA

Turkey can hold suspects without charge for up to 30 days

Jul 23, 2016 - 3:17 PM

More than 1 000 private schools and 1 229 associations and foundations will be shut down under the state of emergency

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wave Turkish flags and holding a poster depicting him that reads 'Star of Democracy' as they shout slogans during a demonstration against the July 15 failed coup attempt, at Fatih, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 21, 2016. File photo by Cem Turkel/EPA

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Jul 21, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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Jul 21, 2016 - 1:24 PM

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Protests loom as Venezuela enters state of emergency

May 15, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Venezuela braces for protests after President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency to combat the foreign aggression he blamed for an economic crisis that has pushed the country to the brink of collapse

PROTEST. Government supporters participate in a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, 12 March 2016. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in a protest against a renewed decree by US president Obama that lists Venezuela as a threat to US security policy and foreign policy. Photo by Miguel Gutierrez / EPA

Italy monitoring oil slick off Riviera coast

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:18 AM

The oil is believed to have come from a pipeline leak last Sunday at a refinery at Bussala an outlying suburb of the northwestern Italian city

Myanmar lifts state of emergency in troubled Rakhine State

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:55 PM

A statement announcing the order says there is currently no threat of danger to people s lives in Rakhine

epa05225291 Family members of Rohingya gather in front of their hut at an Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) camp near Sittwe of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 22 March 2016. According to media reports, the US State Department said on 21 March 2016 that Myanmar is persecuting its Rohingya Muslims, but not at the level of genocide. EPA/NYUNT WIN

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Mar 09, 2016 - 12:19 PM

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Thousands rally across France over state of emergency extension

Jan 31, 2016 - 8:09 AM

Protesters say the state of emergency and plan to strip French born terrorists of their citizenship strike at our freedom in the name of hypothetical security

PROTEST. A man walks in front of people holding a banner reading "Let's end the state of emergency" during a demonstration on January 30, 2015 in Nantes, western France, to protest against government plans to extend a state of emergency. Photo by Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP

State of emergency in Crimea after power lines blown up

Nov 22, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Russia s emergency situations ministry says electricity is now back in Simferopol Feodosia Yevpatoria and Yalta

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State of emergency in France after gruesome attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 7:52 PM

The attack wrought unprecedented violence on the streets of Paris the bloodiest attacks in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings

Maldives impeaches VP as pressure to lift emergency mounts

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:52 PM

All 61 parliamentarians present favor of the impeachment while opposition members stay away knowing the government had enough votes to carry the decision

DETAINED. Maldivian authorities on October 24 arrests the nation's vice president Ahmed Adeeb in connection with a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb last month. File photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Maldives declares state of emergency

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency two days before a planned protest by the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY? Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency following an alleged assassination attempt.

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Sep 18, 2015 - 12:08 PM

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Singapore's F1 to go on despite haze from Indonesia

Sep 15, 2015 - 9:38 PM

Organizers of the Singapore Grand Prix say the haze situation caused by forest fires in Indonesia is volatile but there are no plans so far to cancel the event

FIGHTING FIRES. Indonesia troops fight the fires that have brought haze over to neighboring countries. EPA/TAMY UTARY

Indonesia eyes charges against companies for haze, troops deployed

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:24 PM

Indonesia also deploys an extra 1 600 military personnel to fight forest

INTENSE HAZE. Haze chokes Kalimantan. Photo by Lukman.

Schools close in Malaysia as haze worsens but Indonesia kids still in school

Sep 15, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Malaysian authorities ordered school closures in Kuala Lumpur and neighboring states as worsening haze from Indonesian forest and agricultural fires enveloped the capital in a smoky grey shroud

INTENSE HAZE. Haze chokes Kalimantan. Photo by Lukman.

State of emergency remains in some parts of Mindanao

May 27, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The state of emergency was declared 6 years ago

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012

Governor declares emergency as California cleans oil spill

May 21, 2015 - 3:39 PM

The spill is estimated at up to 105 000 gallons 400 000 liters of which some 21 000 gallons of crude oil may have leaked into the ocean

CONTAMINATED. Workers clean up the beach after an underwater oil pipe ruptured spilling an estimated 21 thousands gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach, 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 20, 2015. Michael Nelson/EPA

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:01 PM

A state of emergency is declared over 2 counties which bore the brunt of the disaster

Lawmakers claim state of emergency in NE Nigeria is over

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:54 PM

The state of emergency imposed in northeastern Nigeria to crush Boko Haram Islamists has ended

Emergency rule in Egypt's Sinai after bomb kills 30 troops

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:39 AM

UPDATED It was the deadliest attack on the country s security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year

STATE OF EMERGENCY. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) chairing a meeting with the National Defense Council in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai on October 24, 2014. A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 26 soldiers, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. File photo by HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP

Nigeria president requests extension to state of emergency

May 13, 2014 - 10:10 PM

Nigeria s president asks the country s parliament for a 6 month extension to the state of emergency in 3 states riven by violence

PH eases Bangkok crisis alert

Mar 24, 2014 - 3:11 PM

The Philippines lifts a warning to avoid public places and prepare for evacuation

ENDING THE EMERGENCY. Thai anti-government protesters, wearing black to mourn the deaths of 4 Thai children from attacks on anti-government protest sites, carry large Thai flags during a rally in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 February 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thailand to end state of emergency as protests ease

Mar 18, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Thailand ends nearly two months of an imposed state of emergency alert in Bangkok

ENDING THE EMERGENCY. Thai anti-government protesters, wearing black to mourn the deaths of 4 Thai children from attacks on anti-government protest sites, carry large Thai flags during a rally in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 February 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Deadly ice storm freezes winter-weary US

Feb 13, 2014 - 8:54 AM

The massive storm – which stretches from Alabama to Virginia – is expected to dump as much as a foot 30 centimeters of snow

FROZEN. Ice clings to a sign in Martinez, Georgia, USA, 12 February 2014, outside of Augusta. Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/EPA

Thailand to proceed with troubled election

Jan 28, 2014 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED The announcement came after talks between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and election officials who urged a delay following street violence

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai ruling party opposes delay to troubled election

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The head of Puea Thai Party says he opposes a postponement and accused the Election Commission EC of not doing enough to ensure an orderly vote

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Violence, protests mar Thai advance voting

Jan 26, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED As the disrupted polls closed on Sunday afternoon a leader of the anti government rallies was gunned down in a Bangkok suburb

CHECKING NAMES. Thai voters check their name on electoral lists after anti-government protesters shutdown a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Thai court says election can be postponed

Jan 25, 2014 - 12:51 PM

The main opposition party is boycotting the February 2 election while protesters have vowed to disrupt voting

NO POLLS? A Thai anti-government protester waves a national flag during ongoing rallies at a protest site at Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok on January 24, 2014. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP