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A tour of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

Regus chief is worth pounds 250m

The entrepreneur who runs Regus, the company that provides temporary office space to travelling executives, was worth more than pounds 250m yesterday after the company received a $100m (pounds 60m) cash injection.

BA's rivals match cut-price flights

THE low-price airline war intensified yesterday with rivals to British Airways' newly launched discount flight company, Go, cutting their fares.

City Breaks: Call me stingy

Call me stingy (as I'm sure the family will, when we exchange presents), but this column's modest end-of-term prizegiving ceremony is about to begin.

All Souls: Dancing on a string in Guatemala City

Today, in the little town of Santiago Sacatepequez in Guatemala, the skies will be filled with vibrantly coloured kites. Marianna Minns watches the celebrations there for All Saints' Day.

Sky's the limit for easyJet fly

EasyJet Airline's founder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has revealed that he plans to take his no-frills carrier public in late 1998 or 1999. Mr Haji-Ioannou, a Greek shipping heir who started easyJet with pounds 5m of family capital in late 1995, said the UK airline turned its first annual profit in the financial year ending September.

Wine: Finns are the toast of the skies

The Finnish are at the start when it comes to wining passengers on planes. Their national airline, Finnair has been voted best airline for wine in a survey carried out by Business Traveller magazine.

700 escape mid-air crash over California

Two airliners each carrying approximately 350 people flew within 300ft of one another over Los Angeles, California, yesterday after a pilot apparently failed to follow instructions from the control tower at the city's LAX airport.

Huge delays after Heathrow crash-landing

Hundreds of flights to and from Heathrow airport were delayed yesterday after a plane carrying 45 people crash-landed.

Airliners' near miss inquiry

The Department of Transport's Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has opened an inquiry into a serious near miss incident over Essex last week, in which a passenger jet dropped to within 100 feet of the track of another airliner circling below it. Both were waiting to land at London's Heathrow Airport.

Planes `seconds from crash'

Two airliners came close to a potential mid-air collision as they were on approach to Heathrow Airport, London, a union said last night.

Letter: Right bank

Right bank

The Two Bobs and a concord in the sky

A flight from competition? asks Ian Griffiths. Not a bit of it, say the kings-elect of the aviation world

TRAVEL: IN SCARLETT'S FOOTSTEPS

The spirit of the Deep South before the American Civil War lives on, in mansions converted to exclusive b&bs. Juliet Clough visits Natchez, Mississippi, the queen of the crinoline cities

SEVEN EXOTIC HOLIDAYS TO BE WON

WITH THE INDEPENDENT : WIN A TRIP TO TORONTO

It's not what you do, it's the place that you do it

You can run but you can't hide from the advertising 'terrorists'. Jim Davies reports
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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor