Why Haiti is prone to devastating earthquakes | EXPLAINER

Earthquakes have been wreaking havoc in Haiti since at least the 18th century, when the city of Port-au-Prince was destroyed twice in 19 years. Haiti sits near the intersection of two tectonic plates that make up the Earth's crust. Earthquakes can occur when those plates move against each other and create friction.

Brooklyn's Haitian community reacts to latest tragedy

The images coming in from Haiti are heartbreaking: homes, businesses, and other structures reduced to rubble, possibly with survivors buried underneath. In Brooklyn, which is home to a large Haitian American population, Radio Soleil is a beacon for the latest information and a place to come together.

Severe floods strike Europe; dozens dead and missing

Dozens of people are dead and missing as heavy flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging debris-filled torrents that swept away cars and toppled houses. German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the scope of the flooding and the number of deaths.