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Tropical storm Erika could impact Florida this weekend

August 26, 2015
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Tropical storm Erika could impact Florida this weekend

Residents of South Florida are closely eyeing Tropical Storm Erika, which could begin impacting Florida as early as Sunday or Monday. “I think we’ll have a better idea of where Erika is going and what she is capable of, within the next 24 to 48 hours,because today, Erika has struggled mightily to get its act...
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Tropical Storm Erika Spins Toward Caribbean, Path Unclear

August 25, 2015
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Tropical Storm Erika Spins Toward Caribbean, Path Unclear

by Erin McClam Tropical Storm Erika is drifting west toward the Caribbean, and forecasters say it could become a hurricane and brush close to Florida early next week. Tropical storm watches were posted Tuesday for some islands in the east Caribbean. At 11 a.m. ET, Erika packed winds of 45 mph and was about...
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Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

August 22, 2015
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Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A weakening Hurricane Danny approached Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, but was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken northern Caribbean. The Category 1 hurricane was located 600 miles (1,060 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands late Saturday morning, with maximum...
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Chelsea Clinton Meets Moringa Farmers in Haiti

August 6, 2015
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Chelsea Clinton Meets Moringa Farmers in Haiti

Chelsea Clinton in Haiti last week with two women farmers, Mercillie Romeus (left) and Marie Dorcelus (right), who are leaders in introducing moringa trees (such as the sapling they are holding) as a new export crop there. Photo credit: Sebastian Petion / Smallholder Farmers Alliance. Who would have thought the leaves of one very...
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OAS calls for talks between Haiti, Dominican Republic

August 5, 2015
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OAS calls for talks between Haiti, Dominican Republic

A deported Haitian man holds up his document that confirms he turned in paperwork to apply for legal residency in the Dominican Republic during a march to the prime minister’s office to protest the DR’s deportation of Haitians in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The DR’s deadline for people to apply for legal...
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Self-Sufficiency—The Key to Haiti’s Future

July 27, 2015
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Self-Sufficiency—The Key to Haiti’s Future

Haiti can become more self-sufficient by attracting foreign investment. by Michelet Nestor If the cavern-like walls of the Sodeth Clinique Hospitaliere on Rue Tamarin, situated in Croix-des-Bouquets in the outskirts of Port au Prince could talk, they would surely scream. With over 250,000 consultations per year since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook our nation...
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The ketchup sachet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV

July 26, 2015
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The ketchup sachet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV

By Daniel Pardo BBC Mundo Pregnant women who are HIV positive risk passing on the virus to their babies during pregnancy, labour, delivery or breast-feeding Inside a foil sachet, which looks more at home in a fast-food restaurant, an exact dose of antiretroviral medicine is helping to protect newborn babies against the threat of...
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Sssh! Hurricane season forecast to stay quiet

July 26, 2015
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Sssh! Hurricane season forecast to stay quiet

Bo Petersen Reporting-FOLLY BEACH — They’re eyeing the tropics out here and they don’t like what they see. Surfers, that is. The hurricane season has been so quiet they’re hoping for just a bit of a Southeast swell from a storm moving off the coast early in the week. Over the next few weeks,...
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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators

July 24, 2015
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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given the green light from European drugs regulators who recommend it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease. The shot — called RTS,S or Mosquirix — would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease and could...
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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers

July 21, 2015
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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers

Peter Mellgard Associate Editor, The WorldPost JEAN DENIS, Haiti — At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in...
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