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Panic at 38,000 ft as escape slide inflates inside US jetliner

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 17:58

US plane carrying 101 people dropped from 38,000 feet to 11,000 feet in 12 minutes when its emergency evacuation slide opened mid-air but the pilot managed to make an emergency landing, averting a tragedy.

Evacuation of Indians from Iraq big challenge for Centre: Omar

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 14:48

Terming the evacuation of stranded Indians from strife-torn Iraq as a "big challenge" for the Union government, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said he hoped the Centre would do everything to bring them back from the Gulf nation safely.

China oil giants prepare Iraq evacuation plans: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 10:31

Major Chinese oil firms have prepared evacuation plans in case spreading violence in Iraq -- a key energy provider to the Asian giant -- threatens their operations, state media reported Thursday.

India evacuates 1,000 nationals from Ukrainian city

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 18:33

The first batch of 500 Indians, mostly students, are leaving violence-hit Ukrainian city of Lugansk to Kyiv Tuesday as India made arrangements to evacuate close to 1000 of its nationals from that city, the biggest such exercise after thousands of Indians were evacuated from Libya in 2011.

Evacuation of Chinese nationals from Vietnam begins

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:27

Four ships tasked with evacuating Chinese nationals from anti-China riot-hit Vietnam arrived at the central Vung Ang port Monday.

4,000 Chinese nationals await Vietnam evacuation: Report

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:10

Thousands of Chinese nationals are awaiting evacuation from riot-hit Vietnam, state-run media said Monday, as Hanoi moved to stifle fresh protests over a territorial dispute between the two countries. 

Vietnam moves to silence anti-Beijing protests as China evacuates its citizens

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:04

In a sign of intensifying anti-China mood in Vietnam, the government here evacuated over 3000 Chinese nationals who were shipped to Beijing with asistance of Chinese government.

Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations near San Diego

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 09:06

A wildfire roaring through Southern California forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far only one mobile home burned as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to the parched state.

One killed, thousands evacuated after floods in China

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 18:53

One person was killed and over 10,000 people were evacuated as heavy rains and flooding hit a county in central China today.

Syria rebels to complete Homs evacuation Thursday: Governor

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 13:17

At least 80 percent of rebel fighters have already pulled out of the battleground Syrian city of Homs and the rest will leave on Thursday, the provincial governor told AFP.

Rebels evacuated from Homs, cradle of Syrian uprising

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 22:04

Hundreds of Syrian rebels on Wednesday abandoned their last stronghold in the heart of Homs city, an epicentre of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, handing him a symbolic victory weeks before his likely re-election.

Bomb scare causes evacuation in US school

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 11:54

Students and staff were evacuated from a high school in the US state of Texas Wednesday after a bomb threat on the campus, a media report said. Police with sniffer dogs searched the campus but found no explosives.