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Bus crash into crowd in Haiti kills 38 people, injures 14

March 13, 2017 11:30 am
Bus crash into crowd in Haiti kills 38 people, injures 14

The bus crashed outside Gonaives after travelling from Cap Haitien. At least 38 people were killed and dozens of others have been injured when a bus went out of control and hit a band of street musicians in northern Haiti. At least 14 people were taken to nearby hospitals in […]

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Terrifying moment 9 metre waves hit cruise ship on way to Florida

11:25 am
Terrifying moment 9 metre waves hit cruise ship on way to Florida

Footage inside the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean last year has emerged. The terrifying video shows a passenger looking out the window as 9m waves submerged the ship during the hurricane force storm. The ship, carrying more than 4500 […]

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Cruise ship at Port Everglades alarms homeowners as it comes for a visit

March 9, 2017 9:04 am
Cruise ship at Port Everglades alarms homeowners as it comes for a visit

On deck, cruise ships seem like the perfect way to unwind. From below, they’re a little more unnerving – especially when they’re heading toward your house. That’s what Florida couple Bill and Yasmine Todhunter discovered on Friday after the cruise ship Equinox appeared to be on a collision course for […]

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Starving 800,000 Haitians urgently need food after Hurricane Matthew

November 4, 2016 6:00 am
Starving 800,000 Haitians urgently need food after Hurricane Matthew

Residents of Dumoi were desperate to get some supplies as many had not eaten in days. Photo / Washington Post / Sarah L. Voisin There is no food, so along the road through the mountains there are children begging for something to eat. Most of the trucks rumble past with […]

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Extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

October 4, 2016 11:00 am
Extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

An extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew moved slowly over the Caribbean on Sunday night, following a track that authorities warned could trigger devastating floods in parts of Haiti. The powerful Category 4 hurricane had winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday. Its center was expected to pass to the east of […]

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How dust from the Sahara fuels poisonous bacteria blooms in the Caribbean

May 12, 2016 9:30 pm
How dust from the Sahara fuels poisonous bacteria blooms in the Caribbean

A Nasa satellite picture from February 2015 showing dust making the transatlantic journey from the Sahara Desert. Leave your car parked outside in Miami, the US, for too many days in August, and you’re likely to see a fine film of orange powder coating the windshield. It’s dust – African […]

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Women rise While Men stagnate as Caribbean’s different gender gap

February 17, 2015 8:17 am
Women rise While Men stagnate as Caribbean’s different gender gap

When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, some acquaintances suggested she would have difficulty succeeding in a niche trade dominated by men. Now, about a year-and-a-half after its launch at a hotel complex in Jamaica’s capital, Ravn Rae’s […]

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