Evacuations underway as Hurricane Matthew nears Caribbean

Evacuations underway as Hurricane Matthew nears Caribbean

  Haiti and Jamaica urged residents in vulnerable coastal areas to evacuate and Cuba suspended flights on Sunday as bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to menace Caribbean nations since 2007, drenched the Jamaican capital. Matthew’s slow-moving center was expected to come near southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday as a major […]

Olympic Games get underway in Rio amid tight security

Olympic Games get underway in Rio amid tight security

Police in Brazil have increased security across the country ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, FRANCE 24 reports. With many of the Games’ 11,000 athletes and dozens of heads of state in attendance, the much-hyped grand opening ceremony will be the first major test of Rio’s preparedness. More […]