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Harvey no threat to South Florida but another wave will need watching

August 18, 2017
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Harvey no threat to South Florida but another wave will need watching

By Elizabeth Koh ekoh@miamiherald.com August 18, 2017 9:09 AM Tropical Storm Harvey will avoid South Florida as it churns through the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, but forecasters are eyeing another tropical disturbance that may develop early next week. The National Hurricane Center said early Friday that a wave currently tracking toward the Bahamas...
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Haitian folk dance troupe holds debut show in Beijing

August 18, 2017
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Haitian folk dance troupe holds debut show in Beijing

A dance troupe from Haiti held its debut show in Beijing on Wednesday, greeting people in the Chinese capital with exotic dancing steps from the Caribbean Sea and strong beats of Haitian music. Dancers from Ballet Bacouloud’ Haiti, a famed folk dance group in the Caribbean country, enthralled audience members with a show named...
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Canada sees ‘unprecedented’ surge in asylum seekers

August 18, 2017
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Canada sees ‘unprecedented’ surge in asylum seekers

(CNN)Canada is facing an “unprecedented” number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said. “We’ve never seen those numbers,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. “Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we’ve never seen such numbers coming in.”...
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Caribbean as two other systems brew in Atlantic

August 18, 2017
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Caribbean as two other systems brew in Atlantic

Two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days. Three batches of thunderstorms are moving westward across the tropical Atlantic. From west to east, the systems have been dubbed Tropical Storm Harvey and 92L. The third system is likely to...
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Haitian Amputees Bring Inspiring Stories, Soccer Skills to Highland Lakes

August 18, 2017
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Haitian Amputees Bring Inspiring Stories, Soccer Skills to Highland Lakes

BURNET — Francillon Chery lost an arm and a leg during the 2010 earthquake that devastated his country of Haiti. He tried to find refuge in a church when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake ripped through the Caribbean island nation on Jan. 12 of that year. Everything points to a man who should be depressed and...
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