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  • KINGSTON/ PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 2- The United States prepared to airlift hundreds of people from its Guantanamo Bay naval base as the most powerful cyclone to form over the Atlantic since Hurricane Felix in 2007 ground slowly towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. Simultaneously, the storm is forecast to lash southern Haiti, possibly dumping up to 40 inches of rain there...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's strongest storm in nine years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. The strongest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since Felix in 2007 was forecast to make landfall as a major storm...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's strongest storm in nine years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center designated it...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 160 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surged in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 150 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew surge in power on Friday to become the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 150 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. Matthew was about 440 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center...

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept 30- Hurricane Matthew strengthened on Friday into the Caribbean's first major hurricane in four years as it moved towards Jamaica and Cuba with winds of up to 140 miles per hour powerful enough to wreck houses, forecasters said. It is forecast to make landfall as a major storm on Monday on Jamaica's palm-fringed southern coast, home to...

  • Children race into the drop zone to gather any food or seeds that were spilled during the air drop in Leer, South Sudan.

    A staggering 52 developing countries suffer from "serious" or "alarming" levels of hunger, according to the new Global Hunger Index.

  • Hundreds attended the funeral of Haiti's former dictator, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a man widely reviled for repression and corruption.

  • Irish billionaire develops business & recover in Haiti

    Digicel founder Denis O'Brien is worth $5.7 billion, due to his mobile phone network provider in Central America and the Caribbean. In an interview at the Milken Global Conference, the former Bank of Ireland deputy governor describes improved conditions in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, thanks to millions of dollars in multinational corporate investment, more than 3 percent economic growth and a 20 percent boost in tourism.

  • Super model Nemcova trades runway for Davos

    The "Squawk Box" news crew talks with Petra Nemcova about her charitable work in Haiti.

  • New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston in its path. *New York, New Jersey, Amtrak transit systems to shut. The massive storm, which has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean, was headed toward a densely populated region that includes Washington, New York and Boston and its effects could be felt for hundreds of miles, officials warned.

  • *New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston in its path. Sandy, expected to come ashore late on Monday, could deliver a harsh blow to major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and Boston. Its center was forecast to strike the New York- New Jersey area and then move inland toward Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania.

  • *New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston in its path. Sandy, expected to come ashore late on Monday, could deliver a harsh blow to major cities in its target zone including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and Boston. Its center was forecast to strike New York- New Jersey area and then move inland toward Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania.

  • *New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston in its path. Sandy, expected to come ashore late on Monday, could deliver a harsh blow to major cities in its target zone including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore and Boston. Its center was forecast to strike New York- New Jersey area and then move inland toward Philadelphia and the rest of Pennsylvania.

  • *New York City subway system to shut down. HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 28- Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday.

  • HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 28- Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to hit the United States mainland when it comes ashore on Monday night, bringing strong winds and dangerous flooding to the East Coast from the mid-Atlantic states to New England, forecasters said on Sunday.

  • HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 28- Weather forecasters warned on Sunday that Hurricane Sandy will affect a large area of the U.S. East Coast but said it was too early to pinpoint where the storm, which has the potential to be the biggest to hit the mainland, would make landfall.

  • *New York and New Jersey area could be hit first. *Sandy may halt, flood New York City subway system. HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before the presidential election.

  • *New York and New Jersey area could be hit first. HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct 27- Hurricane Sandy closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a week before the presidential election.