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UN appeals to Haitian politicians Haitians' bodies found near Bahamas 11 dead after overloaded ferry sinks  Most of the 100 people aboard the crowded ferry were able to swim to safety. The boat sank after taking on water 150 yards from shore Gustav takes aim at Haiti, Domin. Republic  Tropical storm continued on its path toward Haiti and the central Caribbean and threatened to reach hurricane strength before landfall Gustav blamed for 22 deaths  Tropical storm left 22 dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The storm is expected to pass between Cuba and Jamaica Gustav hits Jamaica; Haiti says 51 dead  Tropical Storm struck Jamaica with pounding rain and winds just short of hurricane strength Haitians 'screaming for help' after storms   Families scrambled onto rooftops and screamed for help in a city flooded by Tropical Storm Hanna Haiti facing storm 'catastrophe'  President Rene Preval: Haiti faces a 'catastrophe' after being hit by 3 storms in recent weeks Rescuers can't get aid to flooded town   The convoy rumbled out of the U.N. base toward a starving and seething city, carrying some of the first food aid Flooded Haitians 'in dire need'  UN: Several hundred thousand people are suffering severe flooding after being hit by a series of tropical storms 'Hundreds' killed by storm Map of Gonaives Haiti
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President: Cut in food taxes to stop riots  Rene Preval tried to halt a week of rioting by calling for tax cuts on imported food, but the capital descended deeper into chaos Prime minister ousted over food prices
Angry Haitians protest food prices Rioters storm presidential palace

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  Hungry Haitians demand the resignation of President Preval over soaring food prices. U.N. peacekeepers battled rioters.    The protesters used metal bins to ...
  Parliament has voted to dismiss Jacques Edouard Alexis after deadly protests over rising food prices. 16 of 27 senators voted for the dismissal.    Rising cost of living in the country that sparked deadly clashes between protesters and U.N. peacekeepers earlier. Presi...

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  Almost 500 bodies have been found in the port city of Gonaives after floodwaters caused by recent storms receded
  Aid ship reaches Haitians hit by hurricane   A ship carrying U.N. relief supplies, including food and water, arrived in the hurricane-ravaged Haitian city of Gonaives Sep.6   Haiti struggles as another storm looms  U.N. peacekeepers and aid groups are struggling to feed thousands left hungry by Tropical Storm Hanna Sep.9   In battered Haiti, desperation grows  4 major storms have raked the desperately poor country in the past month, leaving at least 341 people dead

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Oct.4   Death toll from storms nearly 800
  Haitian Red Cross suspected the numbers may climb further because many people were still missing

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Nov.7   At least 84 dead in school collapse
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  100 people have been injured. Rescuers planned to continue working into the night to dig out students and teachers buried in the rubble
 150 people had been injured, but many more remained missing. Fortin Augustin, who owns College La Promesse Evangelique in Petionville, surrendered to authorities As many as 700 children were on the school grounds, celebrating the school's birthday when the building collapsed about 10 a.m.
    Frantic hunt for survivors
  A desperate rescue effort is continuing at the site of a school building that collapsed with several hundred children inside Nov.8   Dozens dead in school collapse  Rescue workers pulled two uninjured children from the rubble of a school that collapsed the day before     School collapse toll rises  The number of people who died in the collapse of a school has risen to 82, with at least another 107 injured   Police detain owner of collapsed school  Authorities have detained Fortin Augustin, who owns College La Promesse Evangelique Nov.10   Not more survivors in school collapse
  Rescue officials don't expect to find any more survivors at a school that collapsed last week, indicating efforts will now be focused on recovering bodies
Nov.12   Kids' dancing causes school collapse   Children dancing and jumping in a musical at a school in the capital caused the building to partially collapse on its foundation

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