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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

published about 23 hours ago
As it struggles with insufficient resources to stem a cholera epidemic, the United Nations remains silent on whether it was responsible for the crisis.

Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings

published 2 days ago
Powerful Earthquake Rattles Mexico, Shakes Buildings
A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage.

World Briefing | The Americas: Haiti: Housing Effort Said to Lag

published Wed, Apr 16 2014 21:46 GMT
A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti financed by the United States Agency for International Development has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of houses.

World Briefing: Venezuela: Opposition Talks Resume

published Tue, Apr 15 2014 21:51 GMT
Venezuela’s opposition resumed negotiations with the government on Tuesday, despite rising doubts that the talks will produce a political opening.

World Briefing: Canada: 5 Students Killed in Alberta

published Tue, Apr 15 2014 21:50 GMT
A guest at an end-of-semester party in Calgary, Alberta, stabbed and killed five other university students early Tuesday morning, the police said.