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Hurricane Matthew kills four in Dominican Republic

Hurricane Matthew killed four people, including three children, when it slammed into the Dominican Republic, officials said Tuesday, bringing the total death toll from the storm to at least seven.

Dominican presidential vote marred by difficulties

No fewer than 3,000 such assistants presented their resignations, said the head of the electoral commission, Roberto Rosario, without giving details.

Frenchman extradited to D Republic in `Air Cocaine` case

Frenchman Christophe Naudin arrived early Friday in the Dominican Republic after being extradited by Egypt over his alleged involvement in the escape of two pilots jailed in a drugs case dubbed "Air Cocaine."

Russia confirms first case of Zika virus

The woman, whose name has not been revealed, was admitted to hospital after she spiked a fever and displayed a rash.

DNA: Today's Historical Relevance - 25th November

On 25th November in 1960 India received autonomous STD calling services. What else happened today? Check out full video to know.

Puerto Rico police seize $5.4 million drug shipment

Police said they arrested Teofilo Tineo Gonzalez, a 36-year-old Dominican man, after seizing about 518 pounds (235 kilograms) of cocaine and heroin and a 22-foot (6.7-meter) boat on the coast west of San Juan, but three other suspects got away.

Bizarre! Girls turn into boys at the age of 12 in this village

 Apparently, because of a rare genetic disorder, children who live in a village in the southwestern Dominican Republic are born female and become male at puberty i.e these boys grow a penis only when they hit puberty.

1 million-years-old monkey fossil discovered in underwater cave

A team of scientists has recently discovered a species of monkey fossil that has dated to be more than one million years old.

Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt urges aid for Dominica

Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt urges aid for Dominica

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has urged international aid for the recovery of the Dominican Republic, affected by tropical storm Erika.

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.

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.

Tropical Storm Erika powers toward Puerto Rico after killing 3

At least three were reported dead in the island country of Dominica Thursday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Dominicans, Haitians stage US rallies over immigration

Controversy surrounding the Dominican Republic`s deportation of Haitians trickled into the United States on Wednesday as two groups staged parallel protests in Miami over the situation.

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.


Former Vatican ambassador goes on trial in child abuse case

Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will go on trial on Saturday accused of child sex offences in a case seen as a test of Pope Francis`s drive to clean up the church.

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.

Vatican orders former archbishop to stand trial for sex abuse

Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will stand trial on criminal charges of paying for sex with minors and possessing child pornography, the Vatican said on Monday.

Six tourists, pilot killed in Dominican Republic plane crash

 Six tourists from Britain and Spain and their local pilot were killed Monday when their small plane crashed into a golf course after takeoff from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Ten Venezuelans arrested after cocaine found on plane

Ten Venezuelans have been arrested over a shipment of cocaine found in a plane that travelled from Caracas to the Dominican Republic, prosecutors said Thursday.