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Sandy Uncovers Bomb At Guantanamo Bay
The US military has had to close down a ferry landing at Guantanamo Bay after Hurricane Sandy uncovered an old bomb.
The 500lb (227kg) object was discovered several days after the hurricane - later downgraded to a superstorm - hit the Cuban island.
Officals at the US naval base evacuated the area around the bomb and flew in a disposal crew.
It was later discovered that the device was "inert" and not a threat.
The island was once used as the US Navy's Atlantic fleet training centre.
Workers are still cleaning up the damage from last week's hurricane, which blew the roof off the base.
It is unclear if the state-of-the-art courtroom that beams proceedings to special viewing sites on US soil was damaged.
The site holds 167 detainees who the US believes are linked to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The death toll in the Caribbean stands at 69, with thousands of people left homeless.
Sandy took the lives of 52 people in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic, one in Jamaica and one in Puerto Rico.
Haiti is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake that killed 316,000 people.
The UN said the latest disaster has pushed back the country's progress.
"Haiti is trying to get its house in order, but each time disaster strikes, the progress is interrupted," said Johan Peleman from the UN.
"This country is exposed to devastating consequences by each storm. With every burst of rain, entire mountains are washed away."
The regions most affected were the south and west, where many communities remain cut off due to the destruction of roads and bridges, authorities said.