Rescue teams have searched an area of south east Miami after a pilot reported a passenger falling out of the aircraft and into the sea

Duran makes the running




Police shoot bus hijacker dead

Miami Beach, Florida (AP) - A hijacker angry with tax collectors commandeered a school bus yesterday with 11 disabled children and two adults on board, taking them on a harrowing ride before police shot him dead.

Miami, scene of the crimes

The heart of the American nightmare can be located somewhere between Miami and the Florida Keys. Robert Hanks investigates; CRIME

Hurricane threatens Florida


Miami Beach aims to be new Mecca for gays

Move over, San Francisco. Miami Beach has its sights set on the title of Gay Capital of the US, if not the world. The City of Miami Beach, a Greater Miami municipality, is wining, dining and nightclubbing writers from gay publications in Britain and the rest of Europe in the hope of wooing their readers to the new gay Mecca.

Show People: Florida's prophet, Britain's loss

MIAMI IS, as people there will tell you, a city in waiting - principally for Fidel Castro to die. The idea is that Cuba will revert to capitalism, money will pour in from the Hispanic world and Miami will off-load its reputation as a place of vulgarity and vice to emerge as one of the great cities of the Americas. Of course, for that to happen it will need some culture, currently in limited supply. And so we come to the English conductor James Judd, who runs the Florida Philharmonic and has just consolidated his hold on Miami musical life by taking control of the Greater Miami Opera.

Fraley dies

Fort Lauderdale - Oscar Fraley, a former sports reporter who wrote the book The Untouchables with Elliott Ness, died on Thursday night of heart failure at the age of 79. Reuter

Obituary: Richard Jordan

MUCH mention was made in David Shipman's obituary of Richard Jordan (6 September) of Jordan's capable performances in films that were not particulary memorable (or were memorable, such as Raise the Titanic, for the wrong reasons) or of fine performances which were merely cameos, but what was probably his finest performance for the big screen was omitted, writes Steven Gibbons.

Travel: Have a nice stay

THE SPATE of attacks earlier this year on European tourists arriving in Miami led to ferocious criticism of the Florida authorities for failing to do enough to warn holidaymakers of the dangers. It is pleasing, therefore, to report that the criticism has been taken to heart. Passengers arriving in Miami are now presented with a sheaf of leaflets that offer rather too dramatic a warning. 'They frightened the life out of me; I just wanted to get straight back on the plane to London,' reports a recent traveller.

Atlantic record

TOM McNally, 50, of Liverpool, is set to enter the record books in a boat the size of a bathtub if he completes his Atlantic crossing at Miami as scheduled tomorrow.

Unrest in Miami

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Travel: Departures: Miami advice

THE Streetwise Map Company (0483 861278) has produced a map of Miami highlighting areas where visitors should exercise extra caution and picks out those parts of the city that should be avoided completely.

Travel: Murder in Miami and how to avoid it

HOW MANY tourist deaths will it take to convince the Miami authorities that something must be done to protect visitors leaving the city's airport? Last weekend's brutal murder of a 39-year-old German woman who lost her way just after leaving the airport is the latest in a series of attacks. Jet-lagged tourists fresh off the plane with traveller's cheques and credit cards are obviously seen as easy prey.

Two arrested for Miami killing

Miami police arrested two young men yesterday and charged them with murdering a German tourist who got lost while driving away from the Miami airport, AP reports from Miami. The murder of Barbara Meller-Jensen caused an international outcry and resulted in traveler's advisories being issued in Germany and Britain. Seven foreign tourists have been killed in Florida in recent months.
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Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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