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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.

Florida battens down for Hurricane Floyd

FLORIDA WAS bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Floyd last night as the storm gathered pace with winds exceeding 150mph. Residents were evacuated from the state's barrier islands as meteorologists watched the season's biggest hurricane so far head for the mainland.

Roads clogged by sun seekers

A PROMISE of glorious weather inspired bank holiday travellers to make an early start as traditional traffic jams built up across the country.

Steering through dangers on the world's busiest waterway

Channel accident: International investigation to discover how cruise liner and cargo ship collided off Margate

The Ashcroft Affair: Leaked FO memos cast doubt on reputation

MICHAEL ASHCROFT, the billionaire treasurer of the Conservative Party, has one major problem - the British Establishment does not trust him.

Travel: Land of the five-dollar pineapple

Eleuthera offers superb beaches, great weather (give or take the odd hurricane) and prices to make you weep. By Andrew Thorman

Obituary: Alfredo Dias Gomes

"GOD IS a great dramatist," the Brazilian writer Alfredo Dias Gomes once joked, "but his plots always end in death. If I were God, I'd think up a different ending." Unfortunately, he did not get the chance to invent another ending for himself, and died in a car accident in Sao Paulo.

Oh yesh, he's the Great Pretender

Today the Scots go to the polls. But what will become of their most famous son once his SNP job is done?

Bridal-stunt pair split

TWO STRANGERS who wed in blaze of publicity after winning a "blind- date" competition organised by a local radio station officially announced last night that their marriage was over.

`Union Jack', the patriot who spent a fortune to make dreams come true

JACK HAYWARD's obsession with Wolverhampton Wanderers was kindled when, as a boy of seven, he would sneak for free into the ground just 600 yards from his family home.

On the good ship 'Disney Magic'

David Usborne admits that it wasn't only his children who enjoyed a cruise in cartoon world

Book Review: The boys drinking the black stuff

Passion in exile - 100 years of London Irish By PETER BILLS

Bahamas sets up own stock market

THE BAHAMAS are to set up their own stock market targeting smaller companies from Latin America, China and Eastern Europe next year, said Ian Fair, the chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board yesterday.

Fishing Lines: Saga of a little light music

YOU KNOW you're getting old when you start to talk about the music you would like played at your funeral. These morbid thoughts have been festering for months, I guess, but they were brought to the fore by three events. Just last week, I trotted along to a funeral (where the deceased was clearly a Bach fan), and a few days later attended the 25th wedding anniversary of my sister Valerie.
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