Tropical storm Erika drenches parched Cuba

Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica
Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit says 20 dead following 'Erika'

Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida, the US National Hurricane Centre said.

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

Legislative elections to be repeated across much of Haiti

 Legislative elections will be repeated across a large chunk of Haiti, where recent polling turned deadly and voter turnout reached only 18 percent, electoral authorities said Thursday.

Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti`s humanitarian crisis: UN

Climate change, cholera and the return of thousands of emigrants from the neighboring Dominican Republican are fueling a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the UN warned Tuesday.

Disorder, delays mar Haiti`s long-awaited election

Sporadic violence, including the ransacking of polling stations in the capital, forced dozens of voting centers to close Sunday during Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections.

Polls open in long-delayed Haiti elections

Polling stations in Haiti`s long-delayed legislative elections opened at 6:00 am local time (1000 GMT) Sunday, marking the first vote since President Michel Martelly came to power in May 2011.

Haiti heads toward election day, despite indifference

After a nearly four years of delays, legislative elections will take place Sunday in Haiti, but voters hardly seem to care.

 

Returning Haitians stuck in dire camps near Dominican border

Tens of thousands of Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans have fled the Dominican Republic in response to its strict new immigration policy with many settling in squalid camps in Haiti.

 

Clint Dempsey strikes as US advance to Gold Cup quarters
Clint Dempsey strikes as US advance to Gold Cup quarters

Clint Dempsey bagged his third goal of the tournament as the United States booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup here Friday with a 1-0 win over Haiti.

Dominican Republic says 17,000 Haitians return voluntarily

More than 17,000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation, officials said Friday.

Haiti cuts 2 more names from presidential candidate list

 Haiti's electoral council has eliminated two more people from the list of presidential candidates, but voters will still have lots of choices: 56 people tentatively remain on the ballot.

UN seeks to eliminate peacekeeping sex scandals

 The first major review of UN peace operations in 15 years recommends that countries which flout children`s rights should be barred from sending troops to blue helmet missions.

US official, Venezuelan National Assembly leader meet in Haiti

A top US diplomat met with the president of Venezuela`s National Assembly in Haiti this weekend to discuss diplomatic relations amid high tension between the two countries, the assembly said.

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods: UN report

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report.

Son of former Honduran president arrested in Haiti and sent to US

Haitian and US authorities have arrested the son of the former president of Honduras and sent him to New York where he faces drug trafficking charges, the government of Honduras said.

Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake
Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake

Pop star Beyonce visited Haiti, which was hit by 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010, to see progress made since the natural disaster struck the country.

Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban
Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban

Six countries could find themselves banned from the Olympics and other major sporting competitions, an impatient World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) warned on Wednesday after declaring the nations non-compliant.