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Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries: Report 

  • Haitian Justice minister Liszt Quitel said the gang was demanding $1 million per person
Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, bus passengers and others as they grow more powerful(AP)
Gangs have been accused of kidnapping schoolchildren, doctors, police officers, bus passengers and others as they grow more powerful(AP)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 08:10 PM IST
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US missionaries kidnapped by armed gang in Haiti: Report

Jennifer Viau, a spokeswoman for the US state department in Washington, said by email that “we’re looking into this.” The US embassy in Haiti did not respond to a request for comment outside business hours.
Haiti: In this Nov. 21, 2018 file photo, an armed civilian carries a weapon on during a shootout between rival gangs(File Photo / AP)
Haiti: In this Nov. 21, 2018 file photo, an armed civilian carries a weapon on during a shootout between rival gangs(File Photo / AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 09:30 AM IST
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Photos: Haitian migrants' struggle amid America’s deportation calls

A Haitian migrant carries a child while wading across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, on Sept. 19. Of the roughly 1.8 million Haitians living outside their homeland, the United States is home to the largest Haitian immigrant population in the world, numbering 705,000 people from the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, AP reported.(Felix Marquez / AP) 8
A Haitian migrant carries a child while wading across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, on Sept. 19. Of the roughly 1.8 million Haitians living outside their homeland, the United States is home to the largest Haitian immigrant population in the world, numbering 705,000 people from the Western Hemisphere's poorest country, AP reported.(Felix Marquez / AP)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 05:11 PM IST
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Tropical depression Grace causes torrential rains in Haiti days after earthquake

  • Rescue operations following the earthquake that hit southwestern Haiti on Saturday have taken a major hit even as local authorities said the death toll is likely to increase.
The earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday has so far claimed the lives of at least 1,419 people.
The earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday has so far claimed the lives of at least 1,419 people.
Published on Aug 17, 2021 08:04 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Explained: What makes Haiti prone to earthquakes

Officials said the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti left more than 7,000 homes destroyed and nearly 5,000 damaged. The quake was centred 125km west of the capital Port-au-Prince.
Beds are seen in a collapsed house after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les Cayes, Haiti.(Reuters Photo)
Beds are seen in a collapsed house after Saturday's 7.2 magnitude quake, in Les Cayes, Haiti.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 10:19 AM IST
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Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti: USGS

  • The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has reported a quake of magnitude 7.6 in the region.
Some damage has been reported after a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck Haiti Saturday.(Representational Image)
Some damage has been reported after a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck Haiti Saturday.(Representational Image)
Published on Aug 14, 2021 06:46 PM IST
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Former Supreme Court judge suspect in Haiti president killing, say police

Wendelle Coq-Thelot was ousted in February along with two other judges after Haiti President Jovenel Moise, who was assassinated earlier this month, alleged a coup was being planned against him.
A person holds a photo of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was shot dead earlier this month, during his funeral at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.(Reuters)
A person holds a photo of late Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was shot dead earlier this month, during his funeral at his family home in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 31, 2021 06:19 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US sent personnel to protect Haiti embassy after Jovenel Moise's killing: Report

Haitian authorities have said that a hit squad of 28 men, including 26 Colombians and two US citizens, killed Jovenel Moise in his home last week.
The US said on Monday it was helping investigate Jovenel Moise's assassination and did not rule out sending troops at Haiti's request. (Reuters Photo)
The US said on Monday it was helping investigate Jovenel Moise's assassination and did not rule out sending troops at Haiti's request. (Reuters Photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Haiti requests US to deploy troops after the President's assassination

Hundreds of Haitians gathered in front of the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, demanding to leave the country. But the Biden administration has so far given no indication it will provide military assistance.
Haitians gather outside the U.S. Embassy after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 9, 2021. (REUTERS)
Haitians gather outside the U.S. Embassy after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 9, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Port-au-prince

Mystery swirls around Haiti president Jovenel Moise's murder

  • Authorities have caught the perpetrators of the attack, Haiti's police chief Leon Charles said, but are now looking for the masterminds.
Journalists stand next to a yellow police cordon near the residence of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise.(Reuters)
Journalists stand next to a yellow police cordon near the residence of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 10:55 PM IST
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11 armed suspects try to break into Taiwan embassy in Haiti; arrested

  • According to Taiwan’s foreign ministry, some doors and windows were broken but there was no other damage to the embassy.
Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items along with suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.(Reuters)
Weaponry, mobile phones, passports and other items along with suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise assassination: Police arrest 6 in last 36 hours

Four other suspected assailants were killed and two are still missing, Mathias Pierre, Haiti's minister of elections, said.
FILE PHOTO: Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during the investiture ceremony of the independent advisory committee for the drafting of the new constitution at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during the investiture ceremony of the independent advisory committee for the drafting of the new constitution at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 01:44 AM IST
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UN Security Council likely to address situation in Haiti today

  • Meanwhile, four suspected killers of Moise were fatally shot by police and two others were arrested, AP reported citing Haiti Police Chief Léon Charles.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the assassination of Moise, while the UNSC expressed deep shock, sorrow and sympathy over Moise's death.(AP)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the assassination of Moise, while the UNSC expressed deep shock, sorrow and sympathy over Moise's death.(AP)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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Assassins of President Moise were 'professional' mercenaries, says Haiti envoy

  • Haiti's ambassador to the United States said that attack on President Jovenel Moise was "well orchestrated" and professional mercenaries were involved.
Soldiers patrol in Petion Ville, the neighbourhood where the late Haitian President Jovenel Moise lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.(AP)
Soldiers patrol in Petion Ville, the neighbourhood where the late Haitian President Jovenel Moise lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.(AP)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 11:04 PM IST
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Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassination: What do we know so far

  • Haiti, a Caribbean nation of more than 11 million people, had grown unstable under Jovenel Moise amid a constitutional crisis.
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, centre left, holds hands with his wife Martine, as he walks with then-prime minister Joseph Jouthe, right.(AP)
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, centre left, holds hands with his wife Martine, as he walks with then-prime minister Joseph Jouthe, right.(AP)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Tropical storm Marco approaches Louisiana for expected landfall

Marco had grown into a hurricane early Sunday, but the National Hurricane Center said its sustained winds decreased to 70 mph (110 kph) after nightfall.
The Gulf Coast braced for a history-making onslaught from tropical storms Marco and Laura, with many evacuees recalling the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.(AFP/ RAMMB/NOAA)
The Gulf Coast braced for a history-making onslaught from tropical storms Marco and Laura, with many evacuees recalling the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.(AFP/ RAMMB/NOAA)
Published on Aug 24, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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Port Au Prince, Haiti | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

FIFA suspends 2 more Haiti officials in sexual abuse inquiry

FIFA said ethics investigators now “expanded the scope of the aforementioned investigations by opening formal proceedings” against a woman and a man.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 04:09 PM IST
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ZURICH | By Associated Press

UN warns Covid-19 has threatened child vaccination programs

That survey found more than 30 measles campaigns around the world have been, or are at risk of being halted, a move likely to worsen outbreaks of the highly contagious disease.
A child and his grandmother wear face masks as they hold their arms after receiving a vaccine as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a preventive measure due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Santiago, Chile.(REUTERS)
A child and his grandmother wear face masks as they hold their arms after receiving a vaccine as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as a preventive measure due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Santiago, Chile.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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DAKAR, Senegal | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

‘Nithyananda wanted for crimes’: India alerts other countries

External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar outlined the government’s position after reports emerged, citing a website purportedly linked to the self-styled godman accused of rape, that he had established the “Hindu nation” of Kailaasa in South America.
The embassy of Ecuador in New Delhi also denied reports that Nithyananda had been granted asylum by the country and that the Ecuadorian government had helped him in purchasing an island in South America.(FILE PHOTO.)
The embassy of Ecuador in New Delhi also denied reports that Nithyananda had been granted asylum by the country and that the Ecuadorian government had helped him in purchasing an island in South America.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 07:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Losses caused to India doubled due to change in climate

The decadal data shows that about 16 extreme climate events took place on average every year between 1998 and 2017 compared to 10 events annually between 1978 and 1997.
The report, titled ‘Assessing India’s Mounting Climate Losses to Financial Institutions’,(AP File Photo)
The report, titled ‘Assessing India’s Mounting Climate Losses to Financial Institutions’,(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 07:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi

11 dead as 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti

In 2010, a massive earthquake had left at least 200,000 people dead and 300,000 more wounded.
Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis told AFP that 11 people were so far reported dead, adding that a disaster response task force had been set up.(AP/ Representative image)
Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis told AFP that 11 people were so far reported dead, adding that a disaster response task force had been set up.(AP/ Representative image)
Updated on Oct 07, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Port-au-Prince | By Agence France-Presse

Increase in Indians crossing into US from Mexico and seeking asylum: Report

Indian citizens are among thousands of migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia who are trekking across Latin America through travel routes forged by Latino immigrants, The Los Angeles Times reported.
(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 02:28 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India

Argentina rout Haiti as Lionel Messi scores hat-trick ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018

Lionel Messi scored three goals and assisted the fourth as Argentina eased past Haiti 4-0 in a warm-up game ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
Argentina's Manuel Lanzini (L) Giovanni Lo Celso (2R), and Angel Di Maria (R) congratulate teammate Lionel Messi after his hat trick during a match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 29, 2018.(AP)
Argentina's Manuel Lanzini (L) Giovanni Lo Celso (2R), and Angel Di Maria (R) congratulate teammate Lionel Messi after his hat trick during a match between Argentina and Haiti at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 29, 2018.(AP)
Updated on May 30, 2018 07:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India hunger levels ranked as “Serious” in 2016: Global Hunger Index

The country scores 97th out of 118— behind Iran, Iraq, Nigeria and Bangladesh.
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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