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

Ex-partner of Scarlett's mother found dead

The former partner of Fiona MacKeown, mother of Scarlett Keeling, the teenager murdered in Goa, has been discovered dead at his home.

Scarlett Keeling trial: moment body was found

Trial of two local men accused of killing British teenager in Goa begins

Two face Goa court over Scarlett Keeling murder

Two men went on trial in Goa today charged with the killing of British teenager Scarlett Keeling.

Two charged over death of British teenager in Goa

Two men have been charged with killing a British teenager who was found dead on a beach in India.

Goa 'becoming sex and drugs haven'

India's tourism mecca Goa is fast becoming a centre for the sex trade and drugs, a leading business group has said.

Travel By Numbers: Carnival

The world's greatest party season has arrived. Will Jones adds up all the ways to join in the fun

Your guitars are ready, Mr Mumford

In a whirlwind year that saw London folk rock band Mumford & Sons score a Top 7 debut album, they toured the UK, Europe, America and India.

Goa MP says rape after midnight 'not a crime'

An Indian politician has sparked outrage after he suggested that cases when a woman was raped after staying out past midnight should be treated differently to other sexual attacks.

Two charged over girl's death in Goa

Two men suspected of involvement in the death of the British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa last year have been charged.

British woman tells of humiliation by Indian court

A British woman who came to India to work for a charity developing women’s rights has told how she was humiliated in court and broke down after accusing a plumber of trying to rape her.

Travel challenge: A winter break in Goa

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a two-week holiday in Goa, departing in the first week of December. Prices are for two people travelling together and include 14 nights' accommodation and transfers.

Ugly break-up for India's first supermodel

Lawyer claims Ujjwala Raut used 'powerful connections' to get her Scottish film-producer husband kicked out of country

The Complete Guide To: Goa

This diminutive Indian state packs in miles of relaxed beaches, a rich Portuguese heritage and coconut-laced cuisine.

Tips and deals: 22/02/2009

The kit

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England's big two rule world

England's Big Two became the most valuable players in world cricket yesterday. Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen each fetched $1.55m (£1.1m) at the Indian Premier League players' auction, breaking the record price set last year by the India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. From England's viewpoint the equal prices were every bit as important as the record. It means that neither man will be able to claim bragging rights in the England dressing room during the tough tour of the West Indies which has just started and the equilibrium of the team will be unaffected – at least by the IPL.

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