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27 dead in Haiti truck crash


April 9th, 2012 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, April 9 (IANS) At least 27 people have died in Haiti when a truck overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle.The accident took place near the ... Read more...

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10 kids rescued from Haitian human smuggler


July 28th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, July 28 (IANS)At least 10 children, who were smuggled from Haiti, have been rescued by authorities in the Dominican Republic, a terrestrial border security unit said.According to the ... Read more...

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Sean Penn Prefers Haiti To Dubai International Film Festival


December 13th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The 50-year-old star was supposed to receive the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The fans of the actor were looking forward to interact with their favorite ... Read more...

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Violence erupts after presidential elections in Haiti


December 9th, 2010 - 3:15 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- Violence erupted in Haiti on Tuesday night following the announcement of preliminary presidential election results and the elimination of candidates, especially of Michel Martelly, HaitiLibre reported on ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 1,721


November 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths from the cholera epidemic afflicting Haiti since mid-October has risen to 1,721, health officials said.In all, 75,888 people have been attended for the disease, ... Read more...

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Haitian fear widespread epidemic as cholera outbreak death toll in Haiti surpasses 250


October 25th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- At least 250 people have died in Haiti and around 3,000 others are sick after having been infected with cholera as aid workers are struggling to contain ... Read more...

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama makes unannounced visit to Haiti


April 13th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- The first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama makes, is making an unannounced visit Tuesday to quake-devastated Haiti, the White House said. First Lady Michelle Obama ... Read more...

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Sean Penn rescues two people in Haiti


February 27th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Sean Penn became a real-life hero after he personally saved two people in Haiti who had got trapped in a building following a small aftershock. ... Read more...

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Sarkozy offers Haiti millions in aid and debt relief


February 18th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Paris/Port-au-Prince, Feb 17 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Wednesday in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince that France would give the earthquake-ravaged country 326 million euros ($450 million) in reconstruction aid. That amount ... Read more...

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Quake-hit Haiti airport now set to reopen


February 15th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Feb 15 (DPA) Port-au-Prince airport is set to reopen Friday for regular flights, for the first time since a massive earthquake devastated much of Haiti Jan 12. A US Air Force spokesman ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Haitian refugees in Dominican Republic


February 9th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie recently paid a visit to Haiti refugees in Dominican Republic.The 'Tomb Raider' star, who serves as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High ... Read more...

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Criminals looting and raping quake survivors, says Haiti police chief


January 29th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Port au Prince (Haiti), Jan.29 (ANI): Bandits are reportedly preying on vulnerable earthquake survivors, even raping women, in makeshift camps set up in the capital after the disaster, Haiti's police chief has ... Read more...

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170,000 bodies of quake victims recovered in Haiti


January 29th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 170,000 bodies have been recovered from the rubble as the rescue works continued since the devastating earthquake hit this Haitian capital city Jan 12. A 16-year-old girl, who ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal gives $1mn to rehouse Haiti quake victims


January 25th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, Monday pledged a million dollars to help build houses in Port-au-Prince following the massive earthquake that struck the Haitian capital earlier this ... Read more...

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Search for survivors ends as Haiti toll at 111,000


January 24th, 2010 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 24 (DPA) The Haitian government declared the search-and-rescue phase over Saturday as the first official estimate put the toll from the devastating earthquake at more than 111,000 people. Yet even as ... Read more...

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Ruin extends well beyond Haiti’s capital


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Leogane (Haiti), Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) The magnitude-7.0 earthquake that levelled much of the Haitian capital 10 days ago also left a trail of destruction in Leogane town, where 90 percent of the ... Read more...

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Woman found alive after one week in ruins


January 20th, 2010 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 20 (DPA) A woman in her 60s was pulled alive from the ruins of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince one week after a magnitude-7 earthquake destroyed much of the Haitian capital. The ... Read more...

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UN troops seek to locate wreckage of banks


January 20th, 2010 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 20 (DPA) UN troops in the Haitian capital, whose presence broadened Tuesday a week after the earthquake, had been asked to recover cash from collapsed bank wreckage, a Haitian government ... Read more...

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France to US “this is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti”


January 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Jan 19(ANI): A French Minister has called for a United Nations investigation into the dominant US role in Haiti, saying that international aid efforts were about helping the quake-stricken country, not ... Read more...

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Police search for fugitives from prisons in quake-hit Haiti


January 19th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 19 (RIA Novosti) UN and Haitian police are searching for convicts who escaped from destroyed prisons following a devastating quake that hit the Caribbean nation last week, the UN ... Read more...

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Spain offers over $200 mn quake aid to Haiti


January 19th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) Spain Monday announced it would give 141 million euros (about $202 million) in aid to Haiti to undertake reconstruction work following last week's devastating earthquake in the country. Spain's ... Read more...

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46 UN staff killed in Haiti quake


January 19th, 2010 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 46 staff of the UN were killed in the devastating earthquake that rocked the Haitian capital of Port-au Prince last week, the global organisation said ... Read more...

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U.S. military: Six heat injuries at Port-au-Prince airport


January 19th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- Six people have been injured after an incident at the Port-au-Prince airport, nearly a week after a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in the Haitian ... Read more...

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Report: Americans injured in Port-au-Prince incident


January 18th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- At least thirty Americans have been injured in an incident in Port-au-Prince, nearly a week after a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in the Haitian ... Read more...

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Haiti earthquake toll rises to 70,000, all buried in mass graves


January 18th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Port Au Prince (Haiti), Jan.18 (ANI): An estimated 70,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves in Haiti since last week's devastating earthquake, the government has announced. It is feared the death ... Read more...

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Survivors found in Haiti supermarket rubble


January 18th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 18 (DPA) A Haitian who was rescued after being buried for five days in a crushed supermarket Sunday gave a triumphal thumbs-up as Turkish and US rescuers helped him out, ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton to visit Haiti quake scene Monday


January 18th, 2010 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (DPA) Former US president Bill Clinton plans to visit Haiti's earthquake devastation Monday to meet with survivors and distribute some aid, his foundation said. Clinton, who through his foundation ... Read more...

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Riots break out in Haiti; toll could reach 200,000 (Lead)


January 18th, 2010 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 18 (DPA) Riots broke out Sunday in different parts of the ruined capital city, with gunfire aimed randomly at people, Haitian police said. Police stopped travellers from heading into the centre ... Read more...

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Bodies of eight Chinese officers found in Haiti


January 17th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The bodies of eight Chinese police officers buried under the UN building that collapsed in the devastating earthquake in Haiti were found Sunday, authorities said here. The ministry of ... Read more...

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Haiti earthquake death toll could reach 200,000


January 16th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 16 (ANI): Haiti's Interior Minister Paul Antoine Bien-Aime has said that death toll from the earthquake in the country could reach 200,000."We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies ... Read more...

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Food, water in short supply as bodies fill Haiti’s capital (Lead)


January 16th, 2010 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan 16 (DPA) Time was rapidly running out to find survivors from the devastating earthquake in Haiti as piles of dead bodies filled the streets of decimated capital Port-au-Prince. Amid ... Read more...

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Haiti has enough search-rescue teams, 27 on the ground


January 16th, 2010 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 16 (DPA) There will be soon a total of 27 search and rescue teams in earthquake devastated Haiti and that number appears sufficient for the moment, the top UN ... Read more...

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Obama pledges support to Haitian President Preval


January 16th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) US President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Haitian President Rene Preval Friday morning, pledging full support of the United States in the ongoing earthquake relief effort. Obama ... Read more...

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‘Thousands’ need unavailable medical care in quake-hit Haiti: doctors


January 16th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Port au Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) Thousands of people were flocking Friday to makeshift hospitals run by the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in the quake-devastated Haitian capital Port au ... Read more...

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Satellite images to facilitate rescue work in Haiti


January 15th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 15 (ANI): The powerful earthquake that struck the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince this week may have made current maps suddenly out of date, obstructing relief and rescue efforts, but earth ... Read more...

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