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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.

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Missionaries turn on their leader over 'kidnapping' of Haiti children

Charity head from Idaho had debt problems and faced legal action

US missionaries to stand trial for kidnap

Ten members of a US missionary group who said they were trying to rescue 33 child victims of Haiti's earthquake were charged with child kidnapping and criminal association yesterday.

Super Bowl star plans Haiti trip

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma plans to visit his parents' homeland of Haiti after this Sunday's Super Bowl is over and make a hands-on contribution to relief efforts in the earthquake struck country.

US Baptists 'knew taking children out of Haiti was wrong'

Idaho church group accused of kidnap could be sent home for trial

Child rescue bid raises tough questions in Haiti

The arrest of 10 Americans for trying to take children out of Haiti has raised an uncomfortable question in this brutally poor and earthquake-devastated country: could some children be better off abroad under the grim circumstances?

Voodoo: The old religion rises from the rubble in Haiti

In the aftermath of one of the world's worst earthquakes, priests and missionaries are competing for the souls of a traumatised population. Kim Sengupta reports from Port-au-Prince

Haiti detains Americans for alleged 'child smuggling'

Ten Americans were detained by Haitian police as they tried to bus 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republic, allegedly without proper documents.

Ian Birrell: Throw open our doors to Haitians

'Disaster asylum' would do far more than pouring in vast amounts of aid

Haiti's troubled children face the future

Traumatised orphans are now under threat from traffickers

Man rescued from rubble 14 days after Haiti quake

U.S. troops pulled a man alive from under a collapsed building in Haiti's capital on Tuesday as U.N. troops sprayed tear gas at survivors desperate for food two weeks after a catastrophic earthquake.

Scientology plants its flag in Haiti

John Travolta flies medical supplies – and volunteer ministers – into the earthquake-hit Port-au-Prince

Marie Staunton: Rush to adopt Haiti's orphans could compound their misery

The shocking images of bloodied children walking the streets of quake-hit Haiti will have touched even the hardest of hearts. Here in the west we find it difficult to comprehend how anyone could endure the suffering felt by the people of Haiti – especially the children.

Haiti's homeless plead for tents after earthquake

The dusty football pitch lined with spacious tents is an oasis for earthquake survivors among Haiti's homeless sheltering in acres of squalid camps.

Don't cut off aid, warns Haiti PM

Dispute over relief effort follows Italian criticism of 'pathetic' US coordination
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