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Strong quake rocks Haiti

Haitians confront new threat: deadly spring rains

Survivors of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake have had one saving grace: There's been no significant rain since the disaster. But that won't last. Full story


Weeklong quakes rock Pacific rim, Haiti

Since Saturday last week, a series of earthquakes have kept rocking the Pacific rim and then crossed over the land strip separating the Pacific from the Atlantic.


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Haiti leader vows to step down with 'calm heart'

2010-05-19 02:21:19 GMT Surrounded by waving banners of blue and red, Haitian President Rene Preval pledged Tuesday to step down as scheduled next year, rebuking critics who say he is using the post-earthquake emergency to hold onto power.

Marchers decry Haiti leader for quake response

2010-05-18 02:40:55 GMT Haitian protesters marched to the collapsed national palace for a second straight Monday to criticize President Rene Preval, saying he failed the nation in the aftermath of its catastrophic earthquake.

Beijing pledges more aid to Haiti

2010-04-02 01:15:47 GMT China Daily NEW YORK - China pledged an additional 10 million yuan ($1.47 million) in aid for Haiti at the International Donors Conference towards a New Future for Haiti here on Wednesday.

US development bank forgives US$479 million Haiti debt

2010-03-23 00:49:05 GMT The Inter-American Development Bank said Monday it has agreed to forgive $479 million in debts owed by quake-ravaged Haiti.

Bush, Clinton visit devastated Haiti

2010-03-23 00:31:58 GMT Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton clasped hands with residents of one of Haiti's massive tent cities Monday on a tour of its quake-devastated capital — a visit intended to remind donors of the immense needs facing the recovery effort.

Penn spends serious time helping post-quake Haiti

2010-03-15 02:43:33 GMT Look closely at the foreigners buzzing around a hospital tent above one of Haiti's biggest earthquake-refugee camps and a face stands out: There, carrying the box of supplies, that's Sean Penn.

'We Are the World' debuts, worldwide airing set

2010-02-14 06:12:24 GMT The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening of the full, seven-minute version of the music video is planned for Saturday.

Chinese medical team in Haiti back home

2010-02-10 05:36:35 GMT Xinhua English The Chinese medical team arrived in Beijing on Wednesday morning after winding up a two-week emergency aid and epidemic control mission in the quake-stricken Haiti.

Chinese medical team to be back home Wednesday from Haiti

2010-02-09 23:41:02 GMT Xinhua English The Chinese medical team is to arrive in Beijing Wednesday from Haiti after winding up its two-week mission in the quake-hit Caribbean country, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said here Tuesday.

Chinese medical team leaves Haiti for home

2010-02-08 23:31:47 GMT Xinhua English PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese medical team Monday left the Haitian capital for home after winding up a two-week emergency aid and epidemic control mission in the quake-stricken Caribbean country.

UN rushes to provide shelters for quake victims in Haiti

2010-03-12 02:04:03 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations is scaling up efforts to provide Haitians affected by the January earthquake with at least some forms of shelter before the rainy season comes, the top UN relief official said on Thursday.

U.S. reassures its commitment to Haiti reconstruction

2010-03-11 01:11:15 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, March 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday reassured his Haitian counterpart that the United States will continue to provide Haiti with assistance in terms of both short-term disaster relief and long-term recovery and reconstruction.

UN holds memorial for staff killed in Haiti earthquake

2010-03-10 00:47:48 GMT Xinhua English UNITED NATIONS, March 9 (Xinhua) -- United Nations staff and family members of the 101 personnel who perished in the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday for a ceremony to honor the victims and to commemorate the single greatest loss the world body has suffered in its 60-year history.

UN peacekeeping official says Chinese police squad in Haiti excellent

2010-03-05 11:05:57 GMT Xinhua English PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 4 (Xinhua) -- A senior UN peacekeeping official visited the base camp of the Chinese peacekeepers here on Thursday, lauding them as an excellent contingent of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti.

Spokesman: Chinese gov't to provide 20 mln yuan of tents to Haiti

2010-02-25 09:58:07 GMT Xinhua English Yao Jian, spokesman of Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, speaks at a press conference in Beijing, China, Feb. 25, 2010. Yao announced on Thursday that the Chinese government decided to provide 20 million yuan RMB donation of tents to the quake-hit Haiti.