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At least 17 migrants from Haiti died on Wednesday when their overloaded sailboat capsized as it was being towed to shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials in the British territory said.

Silver: Return to Treasure Island, By Andrew Motion

Treasure Island: The Next Generation

As an ambassador for Haiti, Penn has weighed into the dispute over the Falkland Islands

Sean Penn: Rebel with a cause

He's the Hollywood star turned activist who's riled people throughout his career. And now the British are in his sights

Drinkers in the Nebraska town at the heart of the lawsuit

How Whiteclay (population: 11) sells 5m cans of beer a year

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A girl walks past an abandoned helicopter at a camp in Port-au-Prince, which was set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake. More than half a million Haitians are still homeless

IoS Appeal: Hope in ruins - Haiti two years after the quake

More than 500,000 people are still living in tents, despite massive aid operation

Pierre with family members in Santo Domingo in 2006

Sonia Pierre: Human rights activist

Sonia Pierre, a human rights activist who had fought discrimination against Dominicans of Haitian descent since she was a child, died on 4 December following a heart attack at the age of 48. For decades her activism had made her the target of threats in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, but it earned her recognition from overseas as a defender of human rights, including an award from Amnesty International in 2003.

French Polynesia: 'Cannibal' turns himself in

Henri Haiti, the suspected killer of a German man feared to have been eaten by cannibals on the island of Nuku Hiva, has given himself up after a 50-day manhunt.

Clinton aide mooted as Haitian PM

A one-time aide to the former US president Bill Clinton is being nominated to be the Haitian Prime Minister.

Oxfam official quits Haiti post

Oxfam GB's country director in Haiti has resigned amid an inquiry into allegations of staff misconduct, the charity has said.

Haitian president's choice for PM is vetoed

Members of Haiti's parliament have rejected President Michel Martelly's choice for the next prime minister, plunging the country into political uncertainty as a new government struggles to get its footing.

The rift over the real cost of Haiti's earthquake

A US report says death toll from last year's disaster was exaggerated

Haiti: a new chapter

On Saturday the people of Haiti will mark a new chapter in their country’s history as Michael Martelly becomes the island nation’s 56th President.

Guy Adams: A battle that was lost on the streets

In the frantic aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, you heard a similar refrain across Port-au-Prince: where on earth, most Haitians were asking, is the UN when you actually need it?

'Sweet Micky' promises change for Haiti

The president-elect wore a conservative grey suit for his first news conference since his election victory as Haitians wondered how this charismatic musician with a bad-boy past would govern the country in crisis.

'Sweet Micky' becomes new president of Haiti

The popular carnival musician enjoys a landslide victory but now must convince elite to help him repair a broken country

Haitian police on alert as vote is counted

Police patrolled the streets and businesses boarded up windows yesterday as Haitians awaited the delayed preliminary results from last month's presidential election.

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