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Two Afghan evacuees charged with crimes at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin


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Two Afghans who trekked to France have lessons for evacuees


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US Army hosts Afghan evacuees at Texas base


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First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price-gouging


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GOP bill would prohibit government from charging US evacuees for flights out of Afghanistan


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Plan for Texas to host Afghan evacuees gets bipartisan support though experts are wary


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Philippine grandma sews face masks for Taal volcano evacuees

Philippine grandma sews face masks for Taal volcano evacueesWhen demand and prices of face masks shot up after a small yet destructive volcano south of the Philippine capital suddenly spewed volcanic ash, a 61-year-old seamstress sprang into action to help her neighbours. Rosalina Mantuano, a seamstress for 45 years, began sewing dozens of colourful masks using scrap fabric in her atelier and gave it away for free to her neighbours in Lipa city, just 20 km (12 miles) from the Taal volcano.



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Philippine typhoon Phanfone ruins Christmas for travelers, evacuees

Philippine typhoon Phanfone ruins Christmas for travelers, evacueesChristmas turned to chaos for many holiday observers in the central Philippines as a typhoon with strong winds and heavy rains destroyed homes, cut off power and stranded travelers, disaster officials said on Wednesday. Typhoon Phanfone, rated category 2 by Tropical Storm Risk, was packing maximum sustained winds of 120 km per hour (75 miles per hour) with gusts up to 150 kph when it made landfall in the eastern province of Samar on Tuesday, weather and disaster officials said. More than 4,000 people have been evacuated in the Eastern Visayas region of the central Philippines, disaster officials said, although no deaths have been reported.



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Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by ship

Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by shipHundreds of weary Bahamians, some carrying small bags of belongings and children on their hips, disembarked a cruise ship in south Florida on Saturday after fleeing the catastrophic devastation left by Hurricane Dorian. The evacuees arrived at the Port of Palm Beach after an all-night voyage on the Grand Celebration, a cruise ship operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which offered free passage to the U.S. to a limited number of Bahamians. “I feel lost between a rock and a weary line but I guess I will make it through,” said Thomas Stubbs soon after he got off the ship.



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A cruise ship sailed 1,500 Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas to Florida

A cruise ship sailed 1,500 Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas to FloridaAt least 40 people have died since the hurricane struck the Bahamas last weekend, and 70,000 were left homeless.



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