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Haiti quake death toll rises to 1,419, injured now at 6,000

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities have raised the death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti over the weekend to 1,419. The country's Civil Protection Agency also said Monday that the number of injured people has grown to 6,000. The earthquake destroyed thousands of homes, offices, churches and other structures. And the devastation could worsen with the arrival of Tropical Depression Grace over the quake zone […]

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Search for survivors continues after Haiti earthquake

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are searching for survivors and the dead in collapsed buildings following a powerful earthquake over the weekend as hospitals overflow with patients. Thousands more in the quake zone are sleeping outside, clutching small transistor radios tuned to the news. Officials have raised the death toll from Saturday's earthquake to at least 1,297. And the devastation could soon worsen. Tropical Depression Grace is predicted to […]

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Haitian leader’s killing draws condemnation, calls for calm

BERLIN (AP) — The assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse has drawn shock and condemnation from leaders in Latin America, Europe and elsewhere, along with calls for calm and unity in Haiti. Moïse was killed in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday, according to Haiti's interim prime minister. First Lady Martine Moïse was shot in the overnight attack and hospitalized. It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the […]

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