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Sunday 12 October 2008
A mother who is campaigning for justice after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter in India is being summoned to answer allegations of neglect, her lawyer has said.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
A suspect in the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling was released on bail after investigators failed to submit charges against him, her lawyer said today.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Konkans are Indian Catholics who live around Goa, with English Christian names and a very different way of life from the majority Hindu population. In this novel the narrator's father, Lawrence, the first-born son of a Konkan family, marries Denise, a white woman visiting India with the Peace Corps. They relocate to Chicago and Lawrence's brothers arrive, looking for work. He feels obliged to look after them but hates the way they bring with them a culture he wants to abandon. Meanwhile Denise's love for him, which was really only ever a love for India, flounders, and his deluded belief that he can be accepted in a white, middle-class world, grows.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Sunday 13 April 2008
Tuesday 08 April 2008
A British man and woman have drowned off the coast of Goa, the Foreign Office said today.
Saturday 29 March 2008
The mother of north Devon teenager Scarlett Keeling who was raped and murdered on a beach in Goa said she wanted further forensic tests on her daughter's body when it is flown back to Britain next week.
Tuesday 25 March 2008
The pathologist who first reported that the British teenager Scarlett Keeling died in a swimming accident has been suspended by the authorities in Goa.
Monday 24 March 2008
The mother of the murdered British teenager Scarlett Keeling said last night that she had gone into hiding amid fears for her safety. Fiona MacKeown, 43, said she had moved to "an undisclosed location" on the advice of her lawyer and after warnings from local people.
Sunday 23 March 2008
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Sunday 16 March 2008
Each human tragedy has its socio-economic dimension. The terrifying abduction of Shannon Matthews is coolly discussed as a portrait of a debased white working class, with its multiplicity of fathers and attendant social workers. When Madeleine McCann went missing we rapidly absorbed the context. The parents were doctors, ambitious, gym conscious, dressed in high street chic. The holiday destination, Mark Warner in Portugal, was family minded and middle class. The McCanns felt safe to leave their children in the room, because they were among their own people.
Sunday 16 March 2008
The mother of murdered teenager Scarlett Keeling has accused Goa's police chief and a senior minister of being involved in a "nexus" with the drugs mafia that has led to a cover-up over her daughter's death.
Saturday 15 March 2008
The mother of Scarlett Keeling, the British teenager raped and murdered in Goa, was due to appear before an Indian court today to answer a charge that she failed to provide for her daughter's safety by leaving her in the care of her local boyfriend while the rest of the family went travelling.
Friday 14 March 2008
Five years ago, I ended a love affair with a nasty itch. The itch, it turned out, when I went to the doctor complaining that entire armies of creepy-crawlies were apparently trying to burrow through my skin (which now resembled a bloody battlefield) was scabies. Armies of creepy-crawlies were indeed, said the doctor, trying to burrow through my skin. But where had they come from? Had I, asked the doctor, been in close proximity to anyone, er, new? No, I had been living like a nun. But I had just been on holiday in Goa.
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