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The 'Great House' on Necker Island was badly damaged in a fire last August, but the other residences are still available for exclusive private hire. There are also special 'Celebration Weeks' when double rooms cost US$26,850 (£17,900) for a seven-night, all-inclusive stay. The next takes place from 22-29 September. neckerisland.virgin.com

Travel By Numbers: Desert islands

As BBC Radio 4 marks 70 years of 'Desert Island Discs', Laura Holt counts some castaway destinations.

<b>CHILE ATTACK</b><br/><br/>
<b>Sanchez: 7</b> Very dangerous, always looking to score. Faded in influence once Chile were down to ten men, but was still alert for chances. <br/>
<b>Beausejour: 7</b><i> (pictured)</i> Very fast, crafty wing-play resulted in an avalanche of good crosses. He broke fast and often, but looked increasingly isolated as the game wore on.

Wigan snaps up Beausejour

Wigan have completed the signing of Chile midfielder Jean Beausejour from Birmingham.

Roberto Bolaño: 'The Spanish language is my homeland'

The Third Reich, By Roberto Bolaño (trs Natasha Wimmer)

A newly translated novel, written in the 1980s, reveals the preoccupations of a Chilean master as well has his trademark sarcasm and dark humour

Fire crews fight the blazes in Chile's Torres del Paine national park which have been raging since Tuesday

Wildfires devastate Chilean wilderness

Wildfires sweeping through one of South America's most famous national parks are devastating thousands of acres of pristine habitat. So far, more than 21,000 acres of Torres del Paine have been destroyed by blazes that have yet to be brought under control.

President Salvador Allende waves to supporters

Chile: Salvador Allende's death ruled as suicide

A judge in Chile has closed the case on the death of President Salvador Allende after an authoritative autopsy confirmed it was suicide.

Fr Jorge Hourton: Priest who fought for human rights in Chile

Jorge Hourton, one of the few survivors of a generation of leading Latin American Catholics unequivocally committed to social justice and the fight against the region's scandalous inequalities, died in the southern Chilean city of Temuco where, until his retirement in 2001, he had been Auxiliary Bishop.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (right) has been recalled from his loan spell at Doncaster and is back in the West Bromwich Albion squad

Hodgson sticks by recalled Jara despite arrest

Roy Hodgson, the West Bromwich Albion manager, has included recalled defender Gonzalo Jara in the squad for tonight's Premier League encounter at Newcastle, despite his weekend arrest for alleged driving offences. Jara has been recalled from a loan spell at Brighton, along with midfielder George Thorne and striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné from Portsmouth and Doncaster respectively.

Anthony Rose: 'Pinot noir is high maintenance'

Pinot noir is on my mind, I'm pleased to say. In the past few weeks, I've tasted German pinot noir against the rest of the world, fine red Burgundy at a pre-sale tasting by the American auction house, Acker Merrall & Condit, Australian pinot noir against New Zealand, and, most recently, an 'emerging classics' tasting of Chilean pinot noir. That's quite a lot of pinot noir even if you love the thrill of great red Burgundy and its vinous acolytes, which fortunately I do.

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Turning leaves: The best gardening books of the year

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Ash cloud sparks volcano alert in Chile

Chile's Hudson Volcano released three huge columns of steam and ash in a cloud more than three miles high today, threatening a much larger eruption that had authorities in Chile and Argentina on red alert.

Video: Chile volcano explodes

21 killed in Chile air crash

All 21 people aboard a military plane that crashed in the Pacific Ocean near Chile's remote Juan Fernandez islands are dead, the government said.

Chile air force plane crashes in sea

A Chilean air force plane disappeared near the Juan Fernandez islands off Chile's Pacific coast on Friday with 21 people aboard, local media reported.

Pictures of the day: Chile's new pecking order

More than 100 students have held a kiss-in in the Chilean capital Santiago as part of a peaceful protest demanding education reforms.

Rescued Chilean miners to retire early

Nearly half of the 33 miners who survived more than two months trapped underground last year have had their requests for early retirement approved. The 14 men, who cited either physical or psychological reasons for needing to stop working, will receive £330 a month from the government.

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