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History-making Senator Benjamin Randolph honored 150 years after his death

Along with Randolph, other noted African-Americans were laid to rest here, like South Carolinas' first African-American post master, the state's first …
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Death toll in Haiti earthquake rises to 15; 333 injured

The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to at least 15 people with 333 injured, according to updated figures released Monday by authorities, as rescue crews worked to help victims spooked by strong aftershocks.

Haiti’s civil protection agency said in a statement that it will soon deploy 70 soldiers to the Nord-Ouest and Artibonite provinces that were hardest hit, noting it already sent 14 soldiers along with nurses and doctors to the area over the weekend.

Thousands of people along Haiti’s north coast have dragged mattresses and chairs outside, fearing new aftershocks. Many wondered how they were going to rebuild from Saturday night’s quake and a strong 5.2 magnitude aftershock on Sunday that had residents in the coastal city of…

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Death toll rises to 12 in Haiti earthquake; 188 injured

Emergency teams brought relief and survivors sifted through the rubble of their toppled cinderblock homes in Haiti on Sunday after an earthquake killed at least 12 people and left 188 injured.

Haiti’s civil protection agency said at least seven people died in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix and three people died in the nearby community of Gros-Morne in Artibonite province. Among the dead from Saturday night’s magnitude 5.9 quake were a 5-year-old boy crushed by his collapsing house and a man killed in a falling auditorium.

A total of at least 12 people were killed in the quake, Interior Minister Fednel Monchery told radio station MAGK9. Authorities said 188 people had been injured.

“I feel like my life is not safe here,” said nun Maryse Alsaint, director of the San…

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Death toll rises after magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked northwestern Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people, injuring more than 100 and damaging dozens of homes and businesses.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 8:11 p.m. Saturday local time and was centered 12 miles northwest of Port-de-Paix on Haiti’s north coast, 7.3 miles below the surface.

The search and rescue effort was hindered by heavy rains that flooded streets in the region. The quake and its aftershocks set off panic in some neighborhoods, but President Jovenel Moïse  and other leaders called for calm.

“I am in constant contact with the PM Jean-Henry Ceant, who is coordinating the relief operations,” Moïse said on Twitter. “I asked him to mobilize all the resources of the republic to help the…

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S/African soldier falls to his death from helicopter

Published on
02.10.2018 at 18h21
APA News

A South African soldier has fallen to his death from a helicopter during a military display, the National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Tuesday.The fatal accident happened over the weekend during the Special Forces Celebrations in Phalaborwa, a town in the north of the country.

Sgt. Goodwill Kabelo Moagi, aged 35, accidentally fell from a South Africa Air Force Oryx helicopter during a hot extraction demonstration. 

“A formal investigation has been launched to determine the sequence of events that led to the fatal incident,” a statement from the SANDF said.

The statement said the chief of the SANDF, Gen. Solly Shoke, was “saddened by the tragic passing away…

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Caribbean News – Georgia Sheriff Wants Death Penalty For Jamaican Who Murdered Wife

Accused murderer, Jamaican Jermaine Jones .


By NAN Contributor

News Americas, ATLANTA, GA, Mon. Oct. 1, 2018: Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff, Victor Hill, says he will ask the judiciary system to consider the death penalty against Jamaican immigrant Jermaine Jones, who murdered and almost decapitated his wife last Thursday night, Sept. 27th.

Jones, 30, is accused of brutally stabbing his 47-year-old wife, Opal Fern Christian-Jones, multiple times cutting her neck so severely that her head was nearly severed.

Clayton County Police and Sheriff’s Deputies say the domestic incident occurred at Springview Drive in Forest Park, Clayton, Georgia.

A person who tried to stop Jones ended up fleeing for his life. Jones later called 911 from Holiday Blvd and allegedly said something…

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