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2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas: official

Nassau - About 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

2,500 unaccounted for in hurricane-hit Bahamas: official

Nassau - Some 2,500 people are unaccounted for in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, the archipelago's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Wednesday.

Haitians in hurricane-devastated Bahamas face uncertain future

Nassau - Even before Hurricane Dorian destroyed their shantytown on Abaco Island, life was not easy for the Haitian immigrant community in the Bahamas.Now the loss of everything they own is compounded by fear about the future.

Bahamas Dorian toll climbs to 50, as thousands evacuated

Nassau - Bahamas authorities have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 50 with the number expected to climb, local media reported, as thousands are evacuated from the archipelago's hardest-hit islands.

After horror of Dorian, Bahamas struggling to shelter survivors

Nassau - The Baptiste family steps off the ferry that brought them from Marsh Harbour, the port in the Bahamas that was flattened by hurricane Dorian."Plenty people dead," says Marie Claude Baptiste, the 46-year-old mother, in broken English.

Bahamas hurricane toll up to 45, many more missing

Nassau - Authorities in the Bahamas have updated the death toll from Hurricane Dorian to 45, with police calling for the public to register details of the many people still missing.

For Bahamas island's new homeless, a grim wait for evacuation

Marsh Harbour - "Here, we're all going to die."Miralda Smith spoke in a nervous near-whisper as she lined up Saturday with hundreds of other weary, shell-shocked residents of devastated Marsh Harbour to leave the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

One week after Dorian, Bahamians struggle amid the ruins

Nassau - One week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, residents struggled amid the ruins Sunday, with many forced to seek refuge far from their shattered homes as the death toll from the top-intensity storm hit 43 in the islands.

'It's hell everywhere': collecting Dorian's dead in ravaged Bahamas

Marsh Harbour - In the desolation left after Hurricane Dorian carved a murderous path across the northern Bahamas, six men dressed in immaculate white overalls zip a corpse into a body bag.

Confusion and delays at Nassau airport hamper hurricane response

Nassau - After arriving at Nassau Airport, volunteers from NGO Samaritan's Purse hoped to quickly reach areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, but instead waited hours under the blazing sun for permission to take off.

For Bahamas residents, an agonizing wait for news of family

Nassau - In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, seeing is believing when it comes to knowing loved ones are safe."The only way we have to know that people are OK is seeing them walk out," said Martysta Turnquest.

The Bahamas: hurricane-prone tourist paradise

Nassau - The Bahamas, devastated by Hurricane Dorian, is an English-speaking archipelago located between Florida, Cuba and Haiti, which lives mainly from tourism and enjoys close relations with the United States.

Hurricane Dorian death toll climbs to 43, expected to rise 'significantly'

Marsh Harbour - The death toll from Hurricane Dorian's devastating rampage across the Bahamas rose to 43 and was likely to climb "significantly," officials said, with hundreds missing even as rescuers plucked desperate survivors from the debris.

Bahamas narrowly escapes the worst of Hurricane Irma

Nassau - The Bahamas had a close call but ultimately escaped the worst of Hurricane Irma's destructive wrath, with no casualties or major infrastructure damages yet reported Friday.

Riding out the storm as Irma surges towards Bahamas

Nassau - Theodore Major heard the call to evacuate loud and clear as Hurricane Irma tore towards the Bahamas but he's staying put on his island, even if it means putting his life at risk.

Bahamas elects a new prime minister, Hubert Minnis

Nassau - The Bahamas voted in a new leader Wednesday, with Hubert Minnis, who campaigned on a platform of change, beating scandal-tainted incumbent Perry Christie in general elections on the island archipelago.

New boa constrictor species found on remote island in Bahamas

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on an uninhabited island in the Bahamas. One of the manners in which the species introduced itself was to slither out of a tree right up upon the head of a researcher.

Winter storm slams East Coast with snow, rain and cold

New York - More than 1,000 flights from East Coast cities in the U.S. had to be cancelled Monday as a major winter storm moved into the region with snow, ice and high winds.

Lizard found in organic salad winds up as class mascot

Princeton - Buy an organic salad, get a free lizard. That's what happened when Sally Mabon unwrapped a bundle of tatsoi greens — she and her kindergartener, Faye, wound up with a three-inch-long green anole lizard tucked inside.

The man who fights the war against children Special

Approximately nine children in 1,000 has been either abused or neglected in the United States. In 2013, the number of victims was estimated at 679,000 children.
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