Leading article: Faint hope for a benighted land

It is unfortunately not unusual for an election to be held in adverse circumstances; recent votes in Iraq and Afghanistan come to mind.

From war to faith: Don McCullin fights for a new cause

With more than 40 years' experience of covering brutal conflicts, one might have expected Don McCullin to have had enough of religion. "I've seen religion fail in all sorts of ways," the renowned photographer said.

Peacekeepers 'brought cholera to Haiti'

United Nations reluctantly agrees to investigate convincing claims Nepalese troops imported disease

Haiti: Third man killed in anti-UN clashes

Anti-UN rioting fuelled by cholera fears scaled down in northern Haiti on Wednesday, but a third demonstrator was killed in clashes.

Haitian protester killed by UN in cholera riot

Nepalese peacekeepers deny they are to blame for the epidemic, which threatens to afflict up to 200,000 people

Haiti: Where is the UN? Where is the help?

Thousands may be dead as scale of cholera epidemic is underestimated

Cholera epidemic puts 200,000 at risk in Haiti

Up to 200,000 Haitians could contract cholera as the epidemic which has already killed 800 spreads across the battered Caribbean nation of nearly 10 million, the United Nations warned yesterday.

Hopes fade of avoiding epidemic as cholera hits Port-au-Prince

Hopes of stopping Haiti's cholera outbreak from turning into an epidemic were fading yesterday, as the disease has begun to infect residents of the densely populated tent cities of Port-au-Prince, where more than a million homeless people are still living as a result of January's earthquake.

Haitians 'escape lightly' as hurricane passes

With little to protect them beyond plastic sheets and flimsy tents, Haitians displaced by this year's earthquake cowered again yesterday as Hurricane Tomas roared past, lashing their struggling land with rains and fierce winds.

Hurricane floods quake-devasted Haiti

Hurricane Tomas flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town today, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another.

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Quake-ravaged Haiti braced for hurricane Tomas

Aid workers rushed to prepare for a hurricane that forecasters said could hit Haiti this week.

Hurricane warning for Haitian quake refugees

Authorities have urged hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in crowded tent camps to seek new shelter as Hurricane Tomas roars across the Caribbean with Haiti on its potential path.

Epidemic fears remain despite Haiti's progress in cholera fight

The death rate appeared to be slowing, but fears of a cholera epidemic still gripped Haiti yesterday as health officials stressed that it was far too early to establish whether the recent outbreak of the disease had been properly contained.

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