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Florida woman dies as hurricane blocks rescue

Florida woman dies as hurricane blocks rescue

The United States marked its first known fatality from Hurricane Matthew as the Category 3 storm lashing the Florida coast claimed the life of a resident there, fire officials said on Friday.

Millions flee as southeast US braces for Hurricane Matthew

Millions flee as southeast US braces for Hurricane Matthew

The fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade slammed into the Bahamas, intensifying as it barrelled towards the southeast US coast where a mass exodus was under way with millions heeding warnings to flee inland.

Hurricane Matthew batters Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew batters Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, powered towards the Bahamas and the US coast early on Wednesday after battering Haiti and Cuba with torrential rain.

Haitians flee homes as Hurricane Matthew hits

Haitians flee homes as Hurricane Matthew hits

Haitians living in vulnerable coastal shacks sought shelter as Hurricane Matthew closed in on the southwestern peninsula, sending storm surges, wind and rain into seaside towns.

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims

Hurricane Matthew claimed its first victims, officials said Monday, leaving one dead and one person missing in Haiti as it churns through the Caribbean as the most menacing storm in nearly a decade.

Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew

Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew meandered through the Caribbean on Sunday, moving more slowly but still packing a powerful punch, its sights set on Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica.

Stunning win helps West Indies smile again

Stunning win helps West Indies smile again

West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he hopes to help Caribbean fans smile again by completing a unique hat-trick at the World Twenty20 after stunning India to reach the final.

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Thirteen Costa Ricans died Saturday when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Central America and the United States sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.