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Investors, bankers flee from BOT projects
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Investors, bankers flee from BOT projects

Vietnamnet - Investors are fleeing from BOT (build-operate-transfer) projects in the transport sector after encountering many difficulties.

With ISIS besieged in western Mosul, civilians decide now's the time to flee
World

With ISIS besieged in western Mosul, civilians decide now's the time to flee

Yahoo News Every time the Islamic State knocked on the door of the west Mosul home, two things would happen. Ahmed, a former Iraqi police officer, would race to an underground hiding place. “I am

Residents flee as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town
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Residents flee as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town

Yahoo News SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials say that the town of Santa Olga has been consumed in the flames of the country's worst wildfires, but its 6,000 residents escaped unharmed.

Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee
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Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

Yahoo News Sheltering from rain in a small tent, Titus Albaosui is trying to escape the fighting between government troops and rebel forces raging across central Mozambique and raising fears of civil

Tens of thousands flee as Christmas typhoon hits Philippines
World

Tens of thousands flee as Christmas typhoon hits Philippines

A powerful typhoon with gusts of up to 235 kilometres (146 miles) an hour hit the Philippines late Sunday, disrupting Christmas celebrations for tens of thousands who fled its approach, officials

Thousands flee coastal villages as typhoon approaches Philippines
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Thousands flee coastal villages as typhoon approaches Philippines

Philippine authorities on Saturday evacuated thousands in coastal villages in the country's central region where a category 4 typhoon is expected to make landfall later this weekend, bringing strong

U.N. says 15,000 flee into China as Myanmar's army battles ethnic rebels
World

U.N. says 15,000 flee into China as Myanmar's army battles ethnic rebels

By Simon Lewis YANGON (Reuters) - Up to 15,000 people may have fled across Myanmar's border into China in the past month, a United Nations agency has said, as fighting between Myanmar's army and

Over 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo in 24 hours: monitor
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Over 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo in 24 hours: monitor

More than 10,000 civilians have fled eastern parts of Aleppo in the past 24 hours for districts of the city under the control of Syria's government, a monitor said Monday. It takes to about 130,000

Another 4,000 Syrians flee fighting in Aleppo
World

Another 4,000 Syrians flee fighting in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state news agency says another 4,000 people have fled the northern city of Aleppo, where government forces are closing in on a rapidly shrinking rebel enclave.

Thousands flee heavy Aleppo fighting
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Thousands flee heavy Aleppo fighting

Thousands of civilians poured out of rebel areas of Aleppo on Sunday as Syria's army pushed to take the last remnants of opposition-held territory in the devastated city. President Bashar al-Assad's

Families flee Aleppo on foot for dear life
World

Families flee Aleppo on foot for dear life

After braving the cold and violent clashes to escape embattled east Aleppo with his family, Yasser said he felt as though he had been "reborn". On Thursday, hundreds of families, most of them from

21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM
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21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday. Bangladesh has

In fear after attacks, gay Bangladeshis retreat into closet and flee abroad
World

In fear after attacks, gay Bangladeshis retreat into closet and flee abroad

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seven months after al Qaeda-linked militants hacked Bangladesh's most prominent gay activist to death, the South Asian country's LGBT community

The Latest: UN: 31,500 flee homes in Aleppo in past week
World

The Latest: UN: 31,500 flee homes in Aleppo in past week

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

30,000 flee east Aleppo, Russia wants humanitarian corridors -UN
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30,000 flee east Aleppo, Russia wants humanitarian corridors -UN

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - About 30,000 people are receiving aid after fleeing the besieged eastern zone of Aleppo in the past few days, taking the total number of

20,000 flee eastern Aleppo in 72 hours: ICRC
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20,000 flee eastern Aleppo in 72 hours: ICRC

Up to 20,000 people have fled a Syrian government offensive in rebel-held eastern Aleppo in the last 72 hours, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the

Wildfires scorch tourist area in Tennessee; thousands flee
Travel

Wildfires scorch tourist area in Tennessee; thousands flee

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Wildfires fueled by high winds roared through parts of the Great Smoky Mountains, burning the doorstep of the Dollywood theme park, destroying a resort and chasing thousands

Thousands flee as Syrian army pushes into east Aleppo
World

Thousands flee as Syrian army pushes into east Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Renewed airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians as they fled government advances in Syria's besieged eastern part of Aleppo Tuesday, opposition groups reported as troops continued to

UN says 16,000 flee east Aleppo, calls situation 'chilling'
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UN says 16,000 flee east Aleppo, calls situation 'chilling'

Up to 16,000 civilians have fled strife-torn parts of eastern Aleppo as the rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold, the UN said Tuesday, describing the situation as

Thousands flee Syria's east Aleppo for Kurdish area: Kurdish leader
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Thousands flee Syria's east Aleppo for Kurdish area: Kurdish leader

Salih Muslim, joint head of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party said on Monday that between 6,000 and 10,000 civilians had fled to Aleppo's Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district from areas of the city

Nearly 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo: monitor  
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Nearly 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo: monitor  

Nearly 10,000 civilians have fled battered eastern Aleppo towards government-held districts and the Kurdish-controlled neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, a monitoring group said Sunday. "Nearly 10,000

Hundreds flee Syria regime advance into rebel-held east Aleppo
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Hundreds flee Syria regime advance into rebel-held east Aleppo

Hundreds of civilians have fled rebel-held east Aleppo after government forces, determined to retake all of Syria's second city, seized its largest opposition-controlled district. The capture on

Israeli settlers flee homes as West Bank wildfires spread
World

Israeli settlers flee homes as West Bank wildfires spread

Wildfires near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank have forced hundreds to flee their homes, after mass evacuations in Israel and more than a dozen arrests, police said Saturday. Around

Syrian civilians flee as regime advances inside rebel-held Aleppo
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Syrian civilians flee as regime advances inside rebel-held Aleppo

Syrian pro-government forces pushed forward inside rebel-held Aleppo on Tuesday, prompting civilians to flee, as the regime pressed an assault to recapture the entire city. A week into the latest

China says 3,000 flee Myanmar after fighting along border
World

China says 3,000 flee Myanmar after fighting along border

China is giving shelter to more than 3,000 people who have fled Myanmar after fighting between the government and rebels, and stray shells have fallen inside Chinese territory causing minor damage