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Nearly 500 dead in flooded Haitian town

Port-Au-Prince - Haitian police found 495 corpses when muddy floodwaters began to recede on Friday from the port city of Gonaives following days of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Hanna, the town's police commissioner said on Friday.

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An aerial view of floods caused by Tropical Storm Hanna is seen in Gonaives in this September 3, 2008 file photo. Haitian police found 495 corpses when muddy floodwaters began to recede on Friday from the port city of Gonaives.

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Rock slide in Cairo shantytown kills 24

Massive boulders crashed down on a shantytown on the outskirts of Cairo Saturday, killing at least 24 people and burying many more under tons of rubble, Egyptian authorities said.

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Growing Ike nears Turks and Caicos, south Bahamas

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos - A strengthening Hurricane Ike loomed over this low-lying island chain Saturday as a dangerous Category 4 storm, prompting thousands of people to evacuate while those staying behind hunkered down and hoped for the best.

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Hanna rakes Carolinas with rain, wind, some floods

RALEIGH, N.C. - Tropical Storm Hanna blew hard and dumped rain in eastern North Carolina and Virginia Saturday, but caused little damage beyond isolated flooding and power outages as it quickly headed north toward New England.

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Minor earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay area

A light earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay area.

The U.S. Geological Survey's preliminary report put the quake at a 4.0 magnitude.

The temblor hit just after 9 p.m. and could be felt throughout the region.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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Mysterious dolphin die-off worries scientists

Since mid-May, 46 bottlenose dolphins have stranded themselves and died on beaches throughout the Indian River Lagoon, alarming scientists who say that's six more dolphins than they usually find in an entire year.

Three of the dead dolphins have been found in Mosquito Lagoon, on the southern end of Volusia County.

Bizarro Earth

4.6 earthquake shakes Baja area

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake has struck the Baja area at the California/Mexico line, according to preliminary information from the United States Geological Survey.

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Earthquake hits NW Pakistan, tremors in Kashmir

An earthquake of medium intensity measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted North West Afghanistan on Friday. The tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), where people went into a tizzy and rushed outside their houses.

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Speedy Tropical Storm Hanna charges for Carolinas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Tropical Storm Hanna picked up speed Friday as it cruised toward the Carolinas, promising to deliver gusty winds and heavy rain during a dash up the Eastern Seaboard that could wash out the weekend for millions of people.

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Haitian leader warns of 'extraordinary catastrophe'

PORT-AU-PRINCE - Hurricane Ike strengthened rapidly into a major Category 3 hurricane in the open Atlantic yesterday and Tropical Storm Hanna intensified as it swirled over the Bahamas toward the southeast U.S. Coast.