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Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Port-au-prince - Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.

Storm Stella wrecks havoc as blizzards hit north-east US

New York - Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations.

Storm destroys Malta's famous rock window

Valletta - Gale force winds and huge waves on Wednesday destroyed the iconic Azure Window, a coastal rock formation on the Maltese island of Gozo.

Haitians' ire over carnival spending amid hurricane's ruins

Les Cayes - Starjuin Regent is still waiting for Haitian government aid to help him rebuild his fishing business, which was destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew.

Hard landing as plane skids on Dutch runway in raging winds

Den Haag - A passenger plane skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy airport Thursday as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds, but no passengers were injured, officials told AFP.

Deadly Hurricane Otto descends on Nicaragua, Costa Rica

- An intensifying hurricane poised to strike Nicaragua and Costa Rica on Thursday with powerful winds and heavy rains that are likely to trigger dangerous floods and mudslides.

'Life-threatening' storm bears down on Costa Rica, Nicaragua

- A Caribbean storm verging on a hurricane spun towards the coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and red alerts ahead of "life-threatening" flash flooding.

Hurricane Otto heads towards Central America, kills 3

Panama - Hurricane Otto was forecast to strengthen in the Caribbean as it churned toward Central America, causing three deaths in Panama and prompting coastal evacuations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Haiti struggles to organize vote in hurricane's aftermath

Les Cayes - Tensions are high at a school in the Haitian city of Les Cayes where victims of Hurricane Matthew have been housed for six weeks but worry they will be thrown out to make way for voting Sunday.

Haiti aid hard to come by one month after hurricane

Les Cayes - In southern Haiti, trunks of uprooted trees still litter fields and beaches as if Hurricane Matthew blew through and left its trail of death and destruction only yesterday.

Haiti aid hard to come by one month after hurricane

Les Cayes - Uprooted trees still litter fields and beaches in southern Haiti, as if Hurricane Matthew left its trail of death and destruction only yesterday.

Hurricane Matthew damage tally in Haiti nearly $2 bn

Port-au-prince - Hurricane Matthew's devastating passage over southern Haiti on October 4 caused nearly $2 billion in damage, Haitian authorities announced.

'Inhumane' conditions at Haiti hurricane shelters: UN expert

Port-au-prince - Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew are living in "inhumane" conditions in government-run shelters, a United Nations expert said Tuesday.

Drones help identify post-Hurricane Matthew needs in Haiti

Jeremie - On a football field in the Haitian town of Jeremie, children gather to gape at a drone preparing to take off and document damage to the area caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Haiti hurricane victims, in makeshift camps, bemoan aid chaos

Jeremie - Rickety structures made of sheet metal and scrap wood are clustered along the road to the Haitian city of Jeremie, which still hasn't seen any aid nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew.

After the hurricane, cholera hits Haiti's suffering survivors

Jeremie - The rains inundating their ruined homes are no longer the biggest concern of the long-suffering people of Randelle: cholera is tearing through the isolated Haitian mountain village at devastating speed.

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

Geneva - Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease.

Haiti hurricane victims lose hope of receiving aid

Les Cayes - It's been two weeks since Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti, but large parts of the impoverished country's third-largest city of Les Cayes remain a wasteland and many residents have stopped expecting to receive any help.

Haitians rebuild as aid effort gains traction

- New tin roofs gleaming in the Caribbean sun and the sudden appearance of UN and US charity teams driving along now-cleared roads showed that southern Haiti was on Tuesday finally getting some of the aid it desperately needs.

Hurricane-hit Haiti receives two water purification stations

Port-au-prince - Two water purification stations arrived in Haiti Tuesday, after Hurricane Matthew plowed through the Caribbean nation last week, leaving hundreds dead and raising fears of a spike in cholera.

Cholera stalks hurricane-ravaged Haiti

Les Cayes - Nearly a week after being devastated by a hurricane, Haiti is confronted with a growing cholera outbreak threatening to turn its disaster even more deadly.

Newton makes landfall again in Mexico after killing 2

Hermosillo - Tropical storm Newton roared into northwestern Mexico early Wednesday, making landfall a second time after leaving two people dead in Baja California, US forecasters said.

Hurricane Newton roars across Mexico resort

La Paz - Hurricane Newton charged across Mexico's northwestern resort of Los Cabos on Tuesday, blowing away trees and tin roofs but apparently sparing the region of major damage as thousands of tourists hunkered down.

Hurricane Newton barrels toward Mexico resort

La Paz - Hurricane Newton swirled toward Mexico's popular northwestern resorts of Los Cabos, prompting authorities to close schools and airports two years after a powerful storm pummeled the region.

Tropical Storm Newton barrels toward Mexico resort

Mexico - Tropical Storm Newton gained strength on Monday as it threatened to pummel Mexico's popular resort of Los Cabos with hurricane force after wreaking havoc on the southwest coast.

Hermine fells trees, blows out power, leaves one dead in US

Miami - Hermine uprooted trees, flooded streets and blew out power Friday as the hurricane swept across Florida's Gulf coast, grinding down to tropical strength as it moved north into Georgia.

Madeline weakens to tropical storm as it passes Hawaii

Washington - Tropical Storm Madeline weakened from hurricane status as it passed south of Hawaii's Big Island overnight on Wednesday, but still threatens flash floods and mudslides, US weather officials said.

Hurricane Gaston weakens to tropical storm

Washington - Hurricane Gaston weakened to a tropical storm Thursday, just hours after becoming the third hurricane of the Atlantic season, the US-based National Hurricane Center said.

Diminished threat to Mexico coast from Tropical Storm Kay: US forecasters

Miami - Tropical Storm Kay strengthened slightly off Mexico's Pacific coast, but new projections on Sunday predict it will peter out without causing major damage, US forecasters said.

Mexico on alert for Tropical Storm Kay

Mexico - Mexican officials warned northwestern communities to be on alert Saturday as Tropical Storm Kay churns off the Pacific coast.
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