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Rescuers have recovered 23 survivors, pulling the last from the wreckage on Sunday but at least 17 workers have died

Goa building collapse kills seven and leaves dozens trapped

Rescue workers are continuing to sift through the debris in search of survivors

The Sea of Innocence

Review: The Sea of Innocence, By Kishwar Desai

Trouble in paradise for Simran Singh

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Npower avoids tax for three years

Did Goa's hippy image hinder justice for murdered Scarlett?

The case against the two men accused of killing Scarlett Keeling has ground to a virtual halt, with the handling of the case awash with claims of political interference.

Fiona MacKeown

'I was naive, but never negligent': Five years after her daughter was murdered in Goa, Fiona MacKeown is still fighting for justice

As Scarlett Keeling’s murder on a Goa beach moves further into the past, her mother Fiona MacKeown tells Charlotte Philby she is still no closer to seeing justice

Movie review: The Pool, starring Venkatesh Chaven

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Protesters gathered outside Vedanta's AGM in London yesterday

Mining giant's AGM under siege over rights abuses

Institutional investors in Vedanta echoed concerns of environmental activists outside

One Minute With: Amitav Ghosh, novelist

Where are you now and what can you see?

A new website is offering transfer services in destinations from Gstaad to Goa, and the Canaries to Costa Rica. Go to HolidayTransfers.com

Tips and deals of the week: HolidayTransfers.com, Vivanta by Taj and AB-MXR fitness product

The latest news and views from the world of travel

Vedanta merges Indian units

Vedanta Resources, the FTSE-100 miner, has merged its Indian businesses in a move designed to save the group $200m a year in overheads and running costs.

Market Report: Vedanta tops the Footsie after talk of unit merger

The simple way in life can often be the best. That was certainly what Vedanta Resources found yesterday, with the miner ending up at the Footsie's summit after a promise to tackle its complicated structure amid chatter that two of its units could be about to merge.

Trending: The many lives of Lord Lucan

A new theory has emerged about Lord Lucan – that he was living in Africa years after he disappeared following the 1974 murder of his children's nanny. Some of those other theories:

The Park Hotels in India have launched a stylish property in Goa

Tips and deals of the week: The Park Hotels, Kuoni and European Traveller

The Hotel

The Park Hotels in India have launched a stylish property in Goa. The 30-bedroom retreat is on Candolim Beach and has a spa.

Go to Theparkhotels.com

Goa-a magnet for hedonists as well as election observers, who are accused of spending the last election partying

Goa: The gig all male poll officials want, but can't have

The relaxed charms and sunny weather of the Indian state of Goa lure people from around the world. Little wonder then, perhaps, that the country's male election officials are keen to put themselves forward for a little duty in the sun.

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