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Haiti: 50 killed, dozens injured after truck carrying gasoline explodes in Cap-Haitien
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Haiti: 50 killed, dozens injured after truck carrying gasoline explodes in Cap-Haitien

Three days of national mourning will be decreed throughout the territory, in memory of the victims of this tragedy that the entire Haitian nation is grieving, Prime Minister Ariel Henry tweeted

17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, says US religious group
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17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, says US religious group

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage,

From conflict in Kashmir to starvation deaths in Tigray: Local problems take centre stage at 76th UNGA
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From conflict in Kashmir to starvation deaths in Tigray: Local problems take centre stage at 76th UNGA

The meet gave world leaders the opportunity to discuss and deliberate on some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts, which could have global repercussions

US special envoy to Haiti resigns in protest over 'inhumane and counterproductive' migrant expulsions
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US special envoy to Haiti resigns in protest over 'inhumane and counterproductive' migrant expulsions

Daniel Foote wrote Secretary of State Antony Blinken that he was stepping down immediately “with deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes.”

Uproar mounts over reports of border agents abusing Haitian migrants in Texas
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Uproar mounts over reports of border agents abusing Haitian migrants in Texas

Pictures by AFP photographer Paul Ratje and video footage appeared to show riders swinging their long reins to threaten migrants and push them back toward the river

US stems flow of migrants into Texas, begins flying Haitians home
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US stems flow of migrants into Texas, begins flying Haitians home

About a dozen Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles lined up near the bridge and river where Haitians have been crossing from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, for almost three weeks.

Why US is launching mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
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Why US is launching mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

The rapid expulsions were made possible by a pandemic-related authority adopted by former president Donald Trump in March 2020 that allows for migrants to be immediately removed from the country without an opportunity to seek asylum

Haiti quake: Death toll rises to 1,419, 6,000 injured as country starts to run out of medicines
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Haiti quake: Death toll rises to 1,419, 6,000 injured as country starts to run out of medicines

The disaster has coincided with political instability, rising gang violence, alarmingly high rates of malnutrition among children, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Haiti earthquake aid remains a priority for emotional Naomi Osaka
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Haiti earthquake aid remains a priority for emotional Naomi Osaka

The natural disaster which has claimed nearly 1,300 victims, prompted an immediate response from the world number two.

Why the Caribbean country of Haiti is prone to devastating earthquakes
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Why the Caribbean country of Haiti is prone to devastating earthquakes

The preliminary toll of the 7.2 magnitude quake that struck southwestern Haiti rose Monday to 1,419 dead and more than 6,900 injured, according to the country's civil protection agency

Toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297; hospitals struggle to treat thousands injured
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Toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297; hospitals struggle to treat thousands injured

The earthquake also struck just over a month after president Jovenel Moïse was shot to death in his home sending the country into political chaos

Haiti earthquake: Toll rises to 724, at least 2,800 injured after 7.2-magnitude tremor strikes nation
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Haiti earthquake: Toll rises to 724, at least 2,800 injured after 7.2-magnitude tremor strikes nation

The toll jumped to over 700 on Sunday as crews desperately dug through collapsed buildings for survivors in the Caribbean nation still reeling from its president's assassination

Naomi Osaka plans to help out Haiti earthquake relief efforts
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Naomi Osaka plans to help out Haiti earthquake relief efforts

The highest paid female tennis star has a personal connection to the disaster-plagued Caribbean country: Her father is from there.

Haiti: 7.2 magnitude earthquake kills at least 304, injures over 1,800; local hospitals overwhelemed
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Haiti: 7.2 magnitude earthquake kills at least 304, injures over 1,800; local hospitals overwhelemed

The epicenter of the quake was about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the US Geological Survey said, and widespread damage was reported in the hemisphere's poorest nations as a tropical storm also bore down

Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes Haiti, revives memories of 2010 horror
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Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes Haiti, revives memories of 2010 horror

In January 2010, a magnitude-7.0 quake transformed much of Port-au-Prince and nearby cities into dusty ruins, killing more than 200,000 and injuring some 300,000 others.

Arrest of Floridian Christian Emmanuel Sanon in Haiti president's killing deepens mystery over assassination
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Arrest of Floridian Christian Emmanuel Sanon in Haiti president's killing deepens mystery over assassination

The 62-year-old pastor, unknown in Haitian political circles, suggest he was duped by those responsible for the death of Jovenel Moïse

Two Haitian Americans among 17 arrested in killing of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse
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Two Haitian Americans among 17 arrested in killing of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse

Léon Charles, chief of Haiti's National Police, said that three other suspects were killed by police and eight others are on the run

Haiti's president Jovenel Moïse assassinated in 'well-planned' nighttime raid; fragile nation shaken
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Haiti's president Jovenel Moïse assassinated in 'well-planned' nighttime raid; fragile nation shaken

Armed gangs have taken greater control of the streets, terrorising poor neighbourhoods and sending thousands fleeing

As Haiti struggles with COVID-19 pandemic, severe acute malnutrition spikes among children
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As Haiti struggles with COVID-19 pandemic, severe acute malnutrition spikes among children

Overall, UNICEF said, about 4.4 million of Haiti’s more than 11 million inhabitants lack sufficient food, including 1.9 million children.

A year since COVID-19 outbreak, Haitians await vaccines amid surging violence, political instability
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A year since COVID-19 outbreak, Haitians await vaccines amid surging violence, political instability

Haiti’s lack of vaccines comes as it reports more than 12,700 cases and 250 deaths, numbers that experts believe are underreported. Perceptions also remain a big challenge. While face masks remain mandatory at Haiti businesses, airport closures and curfews have long since been lifted, and other precautions are rare.