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Rains kill 8 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

2014-11-05 10:18

Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean have killed at least eight people in Haiti and caused major flooding in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities say.

Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier has died

2014-10-05 09:13

Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier has died at the age of 63 near Port-au-Prince.

Columbus ship wreck off Haiti in doubt

2014-09-26 20:03

Haiti says evidence so far suggests the wreck off its north coast isn't a Columbus ship.

Dozens of inmates flee after Haiti jailbreak

2014-08-11 09:51

A jailbreak at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital has left dozens of inmates on the loose, police authorities say.

Virus strikes hard in Haiti's crowded shantytowns

2014-07-03 11:58

Tent camps and shanties of Haiti are proving fertile ground for a newly arrived mosquito-borne virus.

Hard-hit Haiti threatened by mosquito virus

2014-05-29 08:26

Hard-hit by a cholera epidemic that started in 2010, Haiti now faces a new threat in the expanding chikungunya virus, authorities say.

Haiti in extreme drought

2014-03-19 13:10

A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official says.

Haiti probes killing of human rights activist

2014-02-12 22:01

Haiti has announced a probe into the killing of a prominent human rights activist and his wife, who were killed in broad daylight.

Haitian president urges unity for 2014

2014-01-02 10:19

Haiti's President Michel Martelly has urged his fellow citizens to come together to rebuild the poverty-stricken country devastated by an earthquake nearly four years ago.

 

Hundreds attend Duvalier's funeral

2014-10-11 22:45

Hundreds have people have attended the funeral for former dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier in Haiti, although protesters held a sit-in.

Ex-Haiti president Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

2014-10-04 20:02

Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who ruled the Caribbean nation from 1971 until his ouster in 1986, has died of a heart attack, officials say.

Ex-Haitian president to be questioned over graft

2014-08-13 10:15

Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been summoned to appear before an examining magistrate over alleged money laundering and drug trafficking, judicial documents show.

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera

2014-07-14 11:37

The UN has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Haitians left on barren islands off Puerto Rico

2014-06-03 15:18

US officials say three groups of migrants from Haiti and Cuba have been abandoned by smugglers on two barren islands off Puerto Rico.

Columbus's Santa Maria possibly found

2014-05-14 14:06

A shipwreck found off the north coast of Haiti could be the 500-year-old remains of the Santa Maria, which led Christopher Columbus's famed voyage to the New World.

Android tablet now 'Made in Haiti'

2014-03-16 13:46

The Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet.

9 indicted in Haiti journalist's murder

2014-01-18 14:10

A Haitian judge has indicted nine people, including several with close ties to former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, in the murder of a prominent journalist, officials say.

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