HAITI EARTHQUAKE

  • Report questions official Haiti quake death toll May 31, 2011

    PortAuPrince: Far fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's devastating earthquake than claimed by Haitian leaders, a report commissioned by the US government has concluded challenging a central premise behind a multibilliondollar aid and reconstruction effort. The report estimates that the death toll was between 46,000 and...
  • Haiti miracle kid: Survived without food, water January 12, 2011

    Baby Jenny was found four days after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. ...
  • 41 dead after earthquake hits eastern Turkey March 8, 2010

    Ankara: A strong earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit eastern Turkey on Monday, killing at least 41 people and knocking down houses in at least six small villages, the government said. The quake affected villages near the town of Kovancilar, toppling stone or mudbrick homes and minarets of mosques,...
  • Bill Clinton to coordinate Haiti aid efforts February 4, 2010

    United Nations: The United Nations assigned former US President Bill Clinton, now UN special envoy to Haiti, to coordinate international relief efforts in the earthquakedevastated country. Clinton will seek to organise a mass of aid initiatives and offers that have poured in since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake killed up to 200,000...
  • Woman aged 109 escapes out of rubble in Haiti January 24, 2010

    The search for survivors in Haiti may be over. But a 109yearold woman got a second lease of life when rescue teams pulled her out of the rubble. ...
  • Cola, cookies, 'God' kept Haiti man alive for 11 days January 24, 2010

    PortauPrince, Haiti: An international team of rescuers unearthed a shop clerk in good condition from deep beneath the concrete and wooden wreckage of a hotel grocery store Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake crumbled Haiti's capital. Dozens of onlookers wearing masks against the stench of the city's decaying bodies cheered when...
  • Haiti miracle: man survives in rubble drinking urine January 23, 2010

    PortauPrince, Haiti: An Israeli search team pulled a severely dehydrated 21yearold man from the rubble of his bedroom a staggering 10 days after an earthquake leveled much of the Haitian capital. Emmannuel Buso was so ghostly pale that rescuers said his mother thought he was a corpse. However, doctors found him...
  • Haiti in ruins, gang of robbers prey on survivors January 16, 2010

    PortauPrince: As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and threequarters of the capital, PortauPrince, will need to be rebuilt, authorities in the Caribbean country said on Friday. "We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies. We anticipate there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 dead in...