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Indian peacekeepers honoured in Haiti


May 11th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) As many as 158 Indian peacekeepers have been honoured for their service in Haiti where they conducted regular patrols, secured election materials and helped with ... Read more...

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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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BSF contingent leaving for UN mission in Haiti


December 21st, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) is leaving for Haiti in the Caribbean on a United Nations stabilisation mission there.The 160-member paramilitary unit ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Haiti road accident


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Dec 3 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and many injured Friday in the Carribean nation Haiti after a high tension wire fell on a bus, leading ... Read more...

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Haitian government plane makes emergency landing in Cuba


November 16th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by BNO News
HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- A Haitian government plane carrying several officials made an emergency landing in Cuba on Tuesday, local media reported on Wednesday. There were no injuries.The turboprop aircraft was ... Read more...

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Aid for Haiti a priority as 600,000 still live in camps following quake


October 6th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 600,000 people in Haiti are still living in camps after last year's devastating earthquake, the United Nations (UN) said on Wednesday, emphasizing the ongoing need ... Read more...

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Peter Haas is new US consul-general in Mumbai


August 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Peter Haas, an economist by training, took over as the new consul-general of the US consulate in Mumbai Monday, an official said.He replaces Paul Folmsbee, who ... 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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Popular singer Martelly elected as President of Haiti


April 5th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- Popular singer Joseph Michel Martelly on Monday was elected as the new President of Haiti after winning the run-off election, Le Nouvelliste newspaper reported on Tuesday.The 50-year-old ... Read more...

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Shakira donates $400,900 to rebuild Haiti school


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Singer Shakira has reportedly donated $400,900 to rebuild a school damaged in an earthquake in Haiti.The "Hips Don't Lie" hitmaker had pledged to rebuild the ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean shot in Haiti


March 21st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Singer Wyclef Jean was shot in Haiti while he was campaigning for a friend standing in its presidential election.A bullet grazed Wyclef's hand when he stepped ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean ’shot’ in native Haiti on eve of Prez elections


March 21st, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean, who is in native Haiti to support presidential candidate and fellow musician Michel Martelly, has claimed that he had been shot on the eve ... Read more...

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti after a 7-years exile


March 19th, 2011 - 2:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Mar 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jean-Bertrand Asistide has returned to Haiti today after a 7-years exile. Much to the chagrin of US authorities who wanted him to stay away from the earthquake ... Read more...

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Toll due to Haiti cholera rises to 4,672


March 11th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Port au Prince (Haiti), March 11 (IANS) The toll due to cholera in Haiti has reached 4,672, since the first case was detected in October last year, an official report ... Read more...

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US will not suspend aid to Haiti over electoral crisis: Hillary Clinton


January 31st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince, Jan 31 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied reports that Washington would suspend aid to Haiti with intention to pressurise that country to accept recommendations made by the ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera death toll tops 4,000


January 29th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths caused by the cholera epidemic that Haiti has suffered since mid-October has risen to 4,030, with a total of 209,034 people treated, health authorities ... Read more...

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Cholera claimed 4,000 lives in Haiti


January 26th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) More than 3,900 Haitians have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease in mid-October, the country's health officials has said.The disease has spread across all 10 ... Read more...

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Haiti’s former leader Duvalier released after arrest


January 19th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) - Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was released on Tuesday afternoon after being charged with corruption in Port-au-Prince, the local newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported on Wednesday.Duvalier, who was escorted ... Read more...

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Haiti charges ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier with corruption


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan 19(ANI): Authorities in Haiti have charged former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier with corruption, theft and misappropriation of funds, two days after he made an unexpected return to his homeland after ... Read more...

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American politics must change after Arizona gun attack, says Bill Clinton


January 12th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan.12 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has said that the political climate in the United States must change in the wake of the shooting of a US Congresswoman ... Read more...

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2,000 Haiti quake orphans sold as sex slaves


January 10th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Over 2,000 children, orphaned after the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, have been sold as sex slaves by child traffickers, officials said.The Jan 12, 2010, quake ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll reaches 3,651


January 7th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) At least 3,651 people have died in the cholera epidemic that broke out in October last year in Haiti, according to figures released by the public health ministry.A ... Read more...

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Rape risk on rise in Haiti refugee camps: Amnesty


January 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan.6 (ANI): Women and girls who survived the earthquake in Haiti almost a year ago are facing an increasing risk of rape and sexual violence, according to Amnesty International.More than ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 dead in Haiti from cholera


December 28th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) At least 2,707 people have died in Haiti in the cholera epidemic that has affected the impoverished country since mid-October, according to figures released Monday by the public ... Read more...

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45 voodoo priests lynched in Haiti for cholera deaths


December 24th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Port Au Prince (Haiti), Dec 24 (IANS) At least 45 people - most of them voodoo priests - have been lynched by angry mobs blaming them for the spread of the cholera ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,591


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,591, officials said.Since the cholera epidemic struck the poverty-stricken Caribbean country in mid-October, 121,518 people have ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,535


December 19th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,535, the public health and population ministry said.A total of 114,497 people have been affected by the ... Read more...

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Over 2,300 now dead from cholera in Haiti


December 14th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) A total of 2,323 people have died and 104,614 have been sickened so far in the cholera epidemic besieging Haiti since mid-October, authorities said Monday.According to figures supplied ... 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 Becomes Pandemonium After Election Results Come Up As Runoff


December 8th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ever since the Haiti election results have been declared as a runoff the country has been thrown into a state of severe unrest. The streets of ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera outbreak toll rises to 2,071


December 7th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Dec 7 (IANS) The toll in the cholera epidemic which began in Haiti at the end of October has killed 2,071 people till date, officials have said.Haiti's health ministry said ... Read more...

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15 people lynched in Haiti in two weeks


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Fifteen people have been lynched in the southwestern Haitian province of Grand'Anse over the past two weeks on suspicion of poisoning water supplies, media reports said Thursday.Several people ... 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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Candidates Call For A Re-Election In Haiti, Calls The Previous Election A Massive Fraud


November 29th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Though Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council President Gaillot Dorsainvil said that CEP is comfortable with the whole vote procedure of the country, 12 out of 18 candidates ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera deaths top 1,500


November 26th, 2010 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 26 (IANS) An estimated 1,523 people have died of cholera and the epidemic could last for years in Haiti, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has said.According to the ... Read more...

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