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18 dead as immigrant boat capsizes while being ‘towed into dock’ near British territory

Eighteen suspected illegal migrants died Wednesday when their boat capsized off the Turks and Caicos islands in the Atlantic, the government of the British overseas territory said. The incident occurred in the early hours of Christmas Day as the boat, which had been intercepted by police, was “being towed into…

Mob attacks gay couple’s engagement ceremony in Haiti

A British man and his Haitian partner were attacked by dozens of locals who threw molotov cocktails and rocks at the couple’s private engagement ceremony, police said. Several people were injured, two cars were set ablaze and windows were smashed at the residence where the ceremony took place in Port-au-Prince…

U.S. post-earthquake aid ‘disappointingly’ delayed and ‘drastically’ scaled back in Haiti

USAid criticised in ‘alarming’ report that finds delays, poor leadership and mismanagement after Haiti earthquake Some of the key US-funded projects to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake have been disappointingly delayed and drastically scaled down, a US government watchdog has found. US development agency USAid is spending millions…

Haiti’s PM quits just after four months

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille offered his surprise resignation after just four months in office, amid tension between the premier and government ministers over issues of dual nationality. The resignation opens a new chapter in Haiti’s political turmoil as it struggles to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. Conille resigned…

Haiti should brace for more devastating quakes: study

WASHINGTON — The 2010 earthquake that devastated southern Haiti may have opened a new era of seismic activity and residents should brace for more massive temblors, said a US study on Thursday. The 7.0 quake that killed 250,000 people and leveled much of the capital Port-au-Prince, was of a magnitude…

Haiti quake victims stuck in a time warp

PORT-AU-PRINCE — In the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petionville, some 2,500 people subsist in a crowded public park near open ditches flowing with human waste, a grim scene frozen in time two years after Haiti’s earthquake disaster. Valerie Loiseau, 28, recalled the fateful day — January 12, 2010 — when she…

Pat Robertson: Haiti ‘asked for it’ by making a pact with the Devil

How can a “man of God” be so evil. There’s no other word for it. We can laugh at his multiple blathering of batsh*ttery, but when he steps into the role of God’s Executioner, I cannot think of anything more Satanic than Pat Robertson. (via Political Carnival): Of course you…

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