News The cruise liner Lyubov Orlova, shown here among ice in Antarctica, has been drifting without a crew in the north Atlantic for the past year

UPDATE: Experts say the cruise liner, adrift in the north Atlantic, may have succumbed to stormy weather conditions

Travel challenge: A Dominican Republic beach holiday

Each week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a Dominican Republic beach holiday in early November. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together, and for 10 nights' all-inclusive board.

TUI blames ash and Budget for bookings slump

Europe's largest holiday firm TUI Travel yesterday warned that its profits would be at the lower end of expectations as it blamed disruption from the volcanic ash cloud and uncertainty over the Government's emergency Budget for a "marked slowdown" in its UK market.

Briton found dead in Dominican Republic

The Foreign Office said today it was investigating reports that a British strip club owner was murdered on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

Sex, death and slaves: Welcome to Haiti's horror carnival

Blood and black magic flow through Haiti's history – as photographer Leah Gordon discovered when she went to Mardi Gras in the port town of Jacmel...

Coastguards halt search for man who jumped from ship

A search for a missing man facing deportation who jumped from a ship was stood down, coastguards said.

Benayoun set for £5.5m Chelsea move as Mutu row rumbles on

Chelsea were last night close to agreeing a £5.5m deal with Liverpool to sign midfielder Yossi Benayoun as replacement for Joe Cole. The Double-winners, who last week announced they would let Cole and Michael Ballack leave on free transfers, hope to confirm the signing of Benayoun by the end of the week.

Missionary returns to US after Haiti kidnap probe

One of two Baptist missionaries still held on kidnapping charges in Haiti was released and flew to Miami, but the US group's leader remained in custody.

Judge backs release of missionaries in Haiti

A Haitian judge said yesterday he had ruled in favour of the release of 10 US missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to take them out of the earthquake-stricken country.

Missionaries turn on their leader over 'kidnapping' of Haiti children

Charity head from Idaho had debt problems and faced legal action

US missionaries to stand trial for kidnap

Ten members of a US missionary group who said they were trying to rescue 33 child victims of Haiti's earthquake were charged with child kidnapping and criminal association yesterday.

US Baptists 'knew taking children out of Haiti was wrong'

Idaho church group accused of kidnap could be sent home for trial

Haiti detains Americans for alleged 'child smuggling'

Ten Americans were detained by Haitian police as they tried to bus 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republic, allegedly without proper documents.

Haiti's troubled children face the future

Traumatised orphans are now under threat from traffickers

Black Hawks bring relief from above for desperate Haitians

Helicopters airlift food, water and medicines in to palace grounds as US troop numbers rise to 11,000
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