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Cholera-hit Haiti braces for looming storm

Haiti reeled from a spike in cholera deaths as authorities planned mass evacuations from squalid tent cities ahead of a major storm set to lash the Americas’ poorest nation beginning Thursday. Tropical Storm Tomas was barreling toward Haiti, threatening a direct hit early Friday as a hurricane bringing “life-threatening flash…

Hurricane Alex further disrupts Gulf oil clean-up

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Choppy seas and high winds from Hurricane Alex were to disrupt Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up operations again Thursday, with large waves sweeping the slick into fragile marshes. Hurricane Alex, the first of the Atlantic season, hit northeast Mexico with torrential rain and violent…

‘Not enough money’ for all BP oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – The Obama appointee managing BP’s oil spill disaster fund said there’s “not enough money in the world” to pay all claims and suggested home owners with plunging property values could lose out. The warning from prominent US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg came as Hurricane Alex disrupted…

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