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Tropical Storm Isaac hammers Haiti, targets Florida


Tropical Storm Isaac battered impoverished Haiti Saturday, leaving at least two people dead, as southern Florida braced for a possible hurricane during the Republican convention.

With winds of up to

Tropical Storm Isaac on course to strike Haiti


Tropical Storm Isaac gained strength Friday as it roared towards Haiti, where it was to make landfall later in the day, threatening survivors of a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Rains had already begun

27 killed in Haiti road accident: Hospital

At least 27 people were killed in a major road accident in Haiti on Saturday when a truck carrying people overturned on a highway south of Haiti's capital, hospital officials said.

"By now, we have c

Two Pakistani UN soldiers jailed for raping Haitian boy

Two UN peacekeepers from Pakistan have been sentenced to a year in prison and sacked from the army for raping a 14-year-old boy in Haiti, a media report on Tuesday said.

The soldiers were found guil

Haiti in renewed political turmoil as premier resigns


Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille offered his surprise resignation on Friday after just four months in office, amid tension between the premier and government ministers over issues of dual national

Haiti official: 23 die in truck crash

A Haitian official says 23 people have died after a truck's brakes failed and the vehicle crashed on one of the capital's busiest streets.

Nadia Lochard of Haiti's Civil Protection Office said today

Still in ruins: Haiti marks two years after quake


Haitians flocked to churches Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that killed a quarter-of-a-million people in the poorest country in the Americas.

The flattene

UN to cut Haiti peacekeeping force


The UN Security Council on Friday ordered a cut in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti and demanded strict enforcement of a 'zero tolerance' policy on sexual abuse after a rape case involving Uruguay

UN Council approves withdrawal of some Haiti troops


The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to withdraw nearly 3,000 blue-helmeted troops and police, bringing the unpopular force's size close to where it was before a devastating earthquake in January 2010.

US journalist stages own rape to cure PTSD caused by Haitian rape victim

A US journalist staged her own rape to cure a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which had been brought about by a Haitian woman’s real sex attack.

Mac McClelland met a woman she called Sybille w

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