Tropical storm batters Caribbean

At least two people die in Dominican Republic as Cuba and Florida brace for Fay.

    Fay is the sixth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season [AFP]

    The storm is expected to then move slowly north to Florida by Monday afternoon.

    Charlie Crist, the governor of Florida state, declared a state of emergency, and US media reported that tourists had been advised to leave. Power is expected to be cut and businesses are likely to shut down.

    "Florida is very, very practiced at these things," Crist said. "The watch word for Floridians is be calm, but be alert."

    Hundreds of homes have already been brought down in the Dominican Republic and four people remain missing.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

    Lebanon has a racism problem

    Lebanon has a racism problem

    The problem of racism in Lebanon goes beyond xenophobic attitudes towards Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.