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State of emergency declared in Hungary

One of the main routes used by refugees to reach the safety of the European Union clanged shut on Tuesday, when Hungary formally closed its border with Serbia, finished fortifying a long-promised border fence, and blocked off a pathway that has brought more than 160,000 people into northern Europe since[…]

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State of emergency declared in Ferguson

Police in riot gear clashed with protesters who had gathered in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, early on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen whose death sparked a national outcry over race relations. About 200 demonstrators, some waving flags, beating drums, and[…]

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Baltimore declared state of emergency

Troops from the US national guard began rolling into Baltimore in armoured vehicles after violent clashes, looting and fires led city authorities to declare a week-long curfew banning people from the streets at night. At least 27 people were arrested after intense rioting broke out following the funeral service for[…]

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Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

The Gaza health ministry has announced a state of emergency in hospitals and medical centres across the besieged Palestinian enclave, as top officials warned that basic services may soon be cut as a result of dwindling medical supplies and unpaid wages. Dr Yousef Abu Elrish, head of the higher committee[…]

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Ebola: Liberia declares state of emergency

Liberia declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to the deadly Ebola outbreak as US President Barack Obama said it was premature to send experimental drugs to victims in Africa. Declaring the state of emergency overnight President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf warned that the extraordinary measures were needed “for the very[…]

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