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Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty after being charged with killing pregnant woman
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Boxer Felix Verdejo could face death penalty after being charged with killing pregnant woman

May 4th 2021, 12:25 PM 7,891 Views 0 Comments

The 27-2(17KOs) lightweight is alleged to have kidnapped and killed his lover, Keishla Rodriguez, after she informed him she was pregnant.

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
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Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 53,928 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

Iconic Puerto Rico telescope collapses just weeks after being declared unsafe
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Iconic Puerto Rico telescope collapses just weeks after being declared unsafe

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:35 AM 41,616 Views 15 Comments

The telescope’s receiver platform fell 140 metres onto the radio dish below it yesterday.

'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico
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'Iconic' Punta Ventana stone arch collapses as earthquake hits Puerto Rico

Jan 7th 2020, 7:51 AM 30,244 Views 16 Comments

Damage was caused across the island by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

Hurricane Dorian appears to spare Puerto Rico, heads for eastern coast of Florida
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Hurricane Dorian appears to spare Puerto Rico, heads for eastern coast of Florida

Aug 29th 2019, 8:45 AM 13,305 Views 6 Comments

“The threat has already passed,” Puerto Rico’s new governor, Wanda Vazquez, told a news conference.

Puerto Ricans braced for Hurricane Dorian just two years after last lethal catastrophe
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Puerto Ricans braced for Hurricane Dorian just two years after last lethal catastrophe

Aug 28th 2019, 8:35 PM 9,145 Views 8 Comments

The latest path also puts Dorian on a trajectory to strike the Atlantic coast of Florida or Georgia by the weekend.

Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?
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Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:25 PM 8,569 Views 8 Comments

Messages from a leaked Telegram group revealed alleged homophobic and sexist messages from Governor Ricardo Rossello.

Search for missing 20 year-old believed to have fallen overboard cruise ship in Caribbean suspended
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Search for missing 20 year-old believed to have fallen overboard cruise ship in Caribbean suspended

Dec 28th 2018, 2:09 PM 40,939 Views 17 Comments

Arron Hough was reported missing after failing to report for work on Christmas Day.

Donald Trump's latest claim is that Democrats plotted to inflate the Puerto Rico hurricane death count
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Donald Trump's latest claim is that Democrats plotted to inflate the Puerto Rico hurricane death count

Sep 13th 2018, 2:31 PM 18,402 Views 50 Comments

A new investigation has put the death count at nearly 3,000 people.

Trump criticised for hailing US response to Hurricane Maria last year as 'tremendous'
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Trump criticised for hailing US response to Hurricane Maria last year as 'tremendous'

Sep 12th 2018, 2:46 PM 11,037 Views 49 Comments

Hurricane Maria wreaked widespread devastation and killed almost 3,000 people last September.

Puerto Rico government said 64 people died during Hurricane Maria. The actual number was 2,975
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Puerto Rico government said 64 people died during Hurricane Maria. The actual number was 2,975

Aug 29th 2018, 7:07 AM 12,711 Views 7 Comments

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017.

Puerto Rico says Hurricane Maria killed 1,400 people, but death toll remains at 64
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Puerto Rico says Hurricane Maria killed 1,400 people, but death toll remains at 64

Aug 9th 2018, 9:39 PM 13,979 Views 7 Comments

Widespread flooding left many sick and elderly people unable to get medical treatment.

Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed dead bodies after a storm nine months ago
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Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed dead bodies after a storm nine months ago

Jun 11th 2018, 10:42 PM 39,766 Views 10 Comments

Hurricane Maria struck the island 20 September.

Death toll from Hurricane Maria likely to be 70 times official estimates
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Death toll from Hurricane Maria likely to be 70 times official estimates

May 29th 2018, 10:20 PM 17,882 Views 4 Comments

The government death toll was just 64, but researchers said today it could be 4,600.

Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico
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Donald Trump labelled 'hater-in-chief' as he goes on the attack about Puerto Rico

Oct 12th 2017, 9:08 PM 25,674 Views 56 Comments

The US President says they have a financial crisis ‘of their own making’.

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message
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Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message

Oct 11th 2017, 9:50 PM 14,658 Views 14 Comments

Yesterday, Zuckerberg used Facebook’s app Spaces to roam through a VR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico.

Trump tells Puerto Rican hurricane survivors to be 'proud' and tosses paper towels at them
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Trump tells Puerto Rican hurricane survivors to be 'proud' and tosses paper towels at them

Oct 4th 2017, 8:02 AM 24,326 Views 79 Comments

The president’s basketball style method of doling out supplies has attracted a lot of attention on social media.

After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico
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After berating San Juan's mayor, Trump is visiting Puerto Rico

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:45 AM 8,655 Views 27 Comments

Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort.

Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims
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Donald Trump has dedicated a golf tournament victory to hurricane victims

Oct 2nd 2017, 10:04 AM 30,409 Views 67 Comments

The Presidents Cup was won by the USA.

Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'
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Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'

Sep 30th 2017, 5:47 PM 56,840 Views 122 Comments

The island has been left without electricity and running water due to two hurricanes hurtling across the island.

Loads of celebs are posting cringey pics of themselves as teens to raise money for Puerto Rico
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# Puberme

Loads of celebs are posting cringey pics of themselves as teens to raise money for Puerto Rico

Sep 29th 2017, 6:11 PM 10,519 Views 4 Comments

Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll are donating $1000 each for every photo. Good eggs!

Rihanna urges Donald Trump not to ignore the people dying in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria
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# Puerto Rico

Rihanna urges Donald Trump not to ignore the people dying in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Sep 29th 2017, 9:55 AM 2,524 Views 3 Comments

Many celebrities are attempting to help in the wake of this immense disaster.

Trump defends response to Puerto Rico disaster as he plans visit to island
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Trump defends response to Puerto Rico disaster as he plans visit to island

Sep 27th 2017, 6:41 PM 12,560 Views 36 Comments

Trump has come under fire for tweeting repeatedly over the weekend about American football players kneeling during the national anthem while failing to mention Puerto Rico.

70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico
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70,000 people ordered to evacuate homes after dam fails in Puerto Rico

Sep 23rd 2017, 7:54 AM 9,458 Views 4 Comments

Puerto Rico has been ravaged by the storm.

Video captures dramatic rescue of woman and children from capsized boat following Hurricane Maria
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Video captures dramatic rescue of woman and children from capsized boat following Hurricane Maria

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:59 PM 17,135 Views 10 Comments

The rescue took place amid 20-foot waves and 100-knot winds.

'We have reports of complete devastation' - Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 33
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'We have reports of complete devastation' - Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 33

Sep 22nd 2017, 6:48 PM 13,411 Views 7 Comments

Maria has been blamed for at least 33 deaths, including 15 in Dominica, three in Haiti and two in Guadeloupe.

Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island
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Whole of Puerto Rico without power as Hurricane Maria hammers through the island

Sep 20th 2017, 10:33 PM 20,602 Views 19 Comments

People calling local radio stations reported that doors were flying off hinges and a water tank flew away in the island’s southern region.

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state
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Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

Jun 12th 2017, 10:36 AM 33,010 Views 49 Comments

However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.

US territory of Puerto Rico wants to go bankrupt over $70 billion debt
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US territory of Puerto Rico wants to go bankrupt over $70 billion debt

May 3rd 2017, 9:03 PM 15,428 Views 17 Comments

The island’s poverty rate is over 45%.

Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years
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Puerto Rican man who bit off the head of girlfriend's chihuahua gets jailed for seven years

Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 AM 15,021 Views 30 Comments

No motive was given for the attack.

Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool
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Four-year-old Irish boy drowns in Caribbean pool

Aug 31st 2016, 9:05 PM 41,192 Views 11 Comments

Police on the island have confirmed they are treating the incident as a tragic accident.

Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea
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Cruise ship catches fire while out on the Caribbean Sea

Aug 17th 2016, 7:33 PM 33,970 Views 18 Comments

Passengers were rescued and no major injuries have been reported.

Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship
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Irishman missing overboard from Caribbean cruise ship

Apr 16th 2015, 6:50 AM 52,232 Views 0 Comments

The search is concentrated near the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

This man won a free holiday but couldn't bring his wife, so he took the saddest pictures
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This man won a free holiday but couldn't bring his wife, so he took the saddest pictures

Apr 2nd 2015, 8:54 PM 10,644 Views 2 Comments

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Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks
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Tourists swim for their lives for 14 hours after boat sinks

May 8th 2013, 10:46 AM 19,569 Views 22 Comments

The brother and sister thought they were going to drown or be eaten by a shark when the found themselves stranded at sea.

Well, this newsreader didn’t realise his mic was on…
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# Blagalagalaga

Well, this newsreader didn’t realise his mic was on…

Apr 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,355 Views 0 Comments

But at least his vocal cords are nice and loose now.

Puerto Ricans say goodbye to 'Macho' Camacho
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Puerto Ricans say goodbye to 'Macho' Camacho

Nov 28th 2012, 12:12 PM 2,951 Views 0 Comments

Camacho died after doctors disconnected him from a respirator which had been keeping him alive since he was shot in the face last Tuesday .

Former world champion Hector Camacho dead at 50
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Former world champion Hector Camacho dead at 50

Nov 25th 2012, 10:07 AM 10,499 Views 10 Comments

The boxer had won world titles at junior-lightweight and junior-welterweight over the course of his career.

Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state
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Puerto Rico votes in favour of becoming a full US state

Nov 7th 2012, 6:27 PM 13,166 Views 29 Comments

The island is officially an ‘unincorporated territory’ of the US – but wants to be treated as a full state of the Union.

Lemon in the armpit? Pickled sheep eye? 7 strange hangover cures
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# Hair Of The Dog

Lemon in the armpit? Pickled sheep eye? 7 strange hangover cures

May 12th 2012, 9:15 AM 6,060 Views 23 Comments

Fancy some rabbit dropping tea after a night out? Some fried canary? Thought not…

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