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Haiti earthquake death toll at 70,000 and rising

The latest Haiti Earthquake news has the official death toll at over 70,000 and rising. One week after the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake hit ten miles away from and six miles below the capital city of Port-Au-Prince, Haitians and people from

Haiti earthquake: police admit gangs have taken over Port-au-Prince

Haitian authorities conceded they had lost their battle to maintain order in Port-au-Prince after the leaders of the city’s crime gangs reclaimed their old turf since being freed when the national prison collapsed last week. The gangsters have stepped into

German solar industry faces subsidy cut

Germany, the world’s biggest market for solar cells, is poised to slash its subsidies for solar power by as much as 17 percent, Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said on Tuesday. “I envisage an order of magnitude of 16 to 17

Troops arrive to help Haiti

US Black Hawk helicopters swooped down on Haiti’s wrecked presidential palace to deploy troops and supplies, as a huge relief operation to help earthquake survivors gained momentum. The airborne troops in combat gear moved to secure Port-au-Prince’s nearby General Hospital,

Argentina rattled by two earthquakes

Western Argentina has been rattled by two moderate earthquakes that emphasised the region’s seismic volatility but left no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The first quake, of 4.6 magnitude, struck in the early hours just south-west of the town

5.8 quake strikes Cayman Islands

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled buildings and homes in the Cayman Islands, but there are no reports of injury or damage. “It shook my whole apartment for about 10 seconds,” said photographer Alan Markoff in the capital George Town.

For doctors in Haiti, worst is yet to come as Disease Epidemics begin to bite.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An earthquake killing more than 200,000 people would have been bad enough anywhere, but in Haiti, where AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are rampant, children are malnourished and hygiene is already a challenge, it may create one of

UN to probe doomsday glacier forecast

The United Nations’ panel of climate scientists says it will probe claims its doomsday prediction for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers was wrong, as an expert said he had warned of the mistake. The Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Moderate quake rocks Guatemala, Salvador

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has hit Guatemala’s Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage. The agency said the quake was centred 97 kilometres south-east

Australia: Perth wilts as mercury soars

There’s been a record drain on electricity as people in Perth tried to escape the heat today. The temperature in the city hit 42.7C about 12:40pm (AWST). Western Power says air conditioners and big-screen TVs are to blame for the