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At least 17 migrants from Haiti died on Wednesday when their overloaded sailboat capsized as it was being towed to shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials in the British territory said.

Derek Pain: Don't underestimate individual investors

No Pain, No Gain

John Storm Roberts: Writer and recordist who helped popularise new areas of world music

The writer John Storm Roberts opened up new vistas of music, notably with his books Black Music of Two Worlds (1972) and The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States (1979). In their way they were as ground-breaking and revelatory as A.H. Fox-Strangways' The Music of Hindostan must have been in 1914 for India's music traditions.

Dramatic rescue as race hit by wild weather

A distress signal from the 60-foot yacht BT in the Transat Jacques Vabre sent a French navy frigate, with a helicopter onboard, racing to the rescue of Sebastien Josse and Jean-Francois Cuzon today as the Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Falmouth also swung into action. The pair was lifted off by a Portuguese Air Force helicopter about eight hours later and was being flown to the Lajes Field air force base of Terceira in the Azores.

Travolta 'blackmail' jury shown video

A jury watched a hidden-camera videotape of negotiations between a lawyer for John Travolta and a former Bahamas senator accused of trying to blackmail the movie star.

Liz Hoggard: Chris and Greg... match abandoned

There's something reassuring about a Power Couple unraveling

Pinochet's lost millions: the UK connection

British authorities and the financial sector are linked for the first time to the late Chilean dictator's £1bn fortune. Hugh O'Shaughnessy reports

Groove is in his heart: Chic's Nile Rodgers on the unlikely inspiration for 'Le Freak'

Nile Rodgers, the funkmaster general, talks candidly to Nick Coleman about the death of his musical partner Bernard Edwards, why he started touring again – and how Chic's biggest hit began as an ode to doormen

Honours: Commonwealth

Zoë Heller : 'I loathe myself by the end of each week'

Despite a tan from the Bahamas, movie success and recent critical acclaim, Zoë Heller admits that her transition from columnist to novelist has left scars

My Life In Travel: June Sarpong, TV presenter

'We didn't find any good food in Cuba'

British man shot in the head in Bahamas

Police in the Bahamas are investigating the execution-style shooting of a 55-year-old financial adviser who previously oversaw two banking institutions.

Returning to El Salvador

Charles Nevin adopted his son, Cristian, in war-torn El Salvador in 1991. Eighteen years on, the family returned to discover a very different country

Travel challenge: The best price for an island holiday?

Every week, we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular journey. Today: an all- inclusive family holiday over the Easter holidays on an Atlantic or Caribbean island, departing from Gatwick on 4 April.

Man charged with extortion over Travolta case

Bahamian paramedic pleaded not guilty and was held without bail yesterday on charges he conspired to extort $25m (£18m) from John Travolta after the actor's son died in the Bahamas this month.

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Liverpool close in on Milner signing

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