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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.

Leading article: Haiti was forgotten too soon

It was only 10 months ago that the international spotlight was focused on the misery of Haiti after an earthquake killed at least 200,000 people. But 10 months is a long time in the aid world.

Cholera claims almost 200 lives as Haiti suffers epidemic

Fears that disease could spread to rice fields relied on by hundreds of thousands

Wyclef Jean is 'stressed' after Haiti ordeal

Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean has been admitted to hospital because of stress and fatigue following his unsuccessful attempt to stand for president in Haiti.

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.

Johann Hari: Suffocating the poor: a modern parable

They democratically elected a president to stand up to the rich and multinational corporations - so our governments have him kidnapped

Singer fights on in presidency bid

The hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean plans to appeal against a decision rejecting his presidential candidacy.

Singer's presidential hopes dashed

Singer Wyclef Jean's bid for Haiti's presidency ended on Friday when election officials disqualified him.

Wyclef Jean ruled out of Haiti race

Haiti's electoral council has ruled that hip hop artist Wyclef Jean cannot run for president.

Haiti candidacy a 'wild card' says hip hop star Wyclef Jean

Hip hop star Wyclef Jean said today he was confident that Haiti election officials would accept his candidacy to run for president despite doubts over whether he meets the residency requirement.

Haiti hip-hop star Wyclef Jean turns presidential contender

Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean registered as a presidential contender yesterday, in a move into politics that generated an outburst of popular enthusiasm in his poor, earthquake-ravaged homeland.

Wyclef Jean set to confirm run for Haitian presidency

He may be Haiti's best-known celebrity, but is he ready to be its head of state? That's the question Wyclef Jean must answer tonight, when he's expected to throw his back-to-front baseball cap into the ring by formally announcing his intention to stand in the country's forthcoming presidential elections.

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.

Joy for mother and baby 'lost' in Haiti quake

Clutching her baby for the first time since the Haiti earthquake, Marie Miracle Seignon's smile and middle name say it all.

Wyclef Jean mulling a run for Haiti presidency

Singer Wyclef Jean is considering running for president of Haiti but has not decided whether to seek a five-year term as leader of the earthquake-ravaged nation.

The Haiti earthquake six months on

Six months after enduring one of the deadliest natural disasters of the past century, the small republic of Haiti is finally showing signs of recovery.

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