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Text of report in English by Croatian state news agency HINA DRENOVCI, Oct 6 (Hina) - The removal of mines from 556,000- square-metre mine-suspected areas in the eastern Croatian villages of Drenovci and Tenja near the border with Bosnia-Hercegovina started on Monday.
By Aurora Martiniuc and Marius Zaharia BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Hundreds of Romanians were fleeing their homes in impoverished rural areas on Tuesday as rescue teams struggled to reinforce dikes holding back the swollen Danube river, officials said.
By Aurora Martiniuc BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Rescuers and volunteers plugged cracked flood defences in southeastern Europe on Sunday, but many hoped relief was in sight with the Danube and other rivers expected to withdraw from century highs in coming days.
By Bogdan Cristel BISTRET, Romania (Reuters) - Ten thousand Romanians faced evacuation on Tuesday as rescue workers raced to fix a broken dam on the Danube before the swelling river could flood their low-lying villages.
By Martin Dokoupil BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The Danube river broke through flood defenses in southeastern Europe on Monday, driving thousands of people from their homes along its banks in Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, officials said.
The Danube threatened to spill over soaked anti-flood defenses in Serbia's capital and wash through towns across southeastern Europe on Sunday after heavy rains helped push it to its highest levels in a century.
By Nikolay Doychinov LOM, Bulgaria (Reuters) - The Danube hit record high levels in the Balkans on Thursday, sending soldiers and disaster workers scrambling to evacuate people and stem flooding along its banks, officials said.
BELGRADE (Reuters) - The Danube river rose to its highest levels in decades on Wednesday, driving people from their homes in northern Serbia and Romania and swamping Bulgaria's main river ports, officials said.
Three towns in northern Serbia called for emegency measures to deal with floods on Wednesday, while levels in the Sava and Danube rivers in the capital Belgrade were close to record highs and still rising.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.