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The US Coast Guard was searching for a Canadian passenger who jumped off a Royal Caribbean Cruises ship as it motored off a remote Puerto Rican island toward the US territory's mainland.

Deadlines set for women hoping to sue manufacturer of silicone breast implants

Deadlines have been set for women hoping to sue what was once the largest manufacturer of silicone breast implants. British women who believe their health suffered as a result of implants made by the American firm Dow Corning have until 14 February next year to initiate their claim. Around 10,000 British women are understood to have commenced claims against manufacturers following allegations of skin disorders, muscle pain, tremors and incontinence from implants which allegedly leaked.

Hamed's chance to dispel doubts

"Prince" Naseem Hamed is smarting from the sting of critical assault and tonight at The Point in Dublin, Mexico's Manuel Medina is likely to be made to pay for the damage done to one of mankind's larger egos.

Coaches must face questions

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Coaches must answer serious questions

JUDO

Sluggish start for Dream Team

BASKETBALL

Six storms that shook America last year

Hurricane Erin slammed into the so-called panhandle area of northern Florida in early August with 85mph winds, killing 11 people.

LENNOX LEWIS TO FIGHT RAY MERCER

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Hurricane Luis moves on after wrecking isles

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Some of my best friends are over 80 In praise of age

Ageist? Not me. Octogenarians are more entertaining and stimulating than anyone half their age

Marines prepare to spearhead invasion

THE US-LED Haiti invasion force continues to mass in Puerto Rico and on the sea between Haiti, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Twenty-four US ships are in the area or heading towards it. Most significantly, the amphibious command ship Mount Whitney should now be in position off Haiti.

US adds the final touch to plans for Haiti invasion

WASHINGTON - The US edged closer to the invasion of Haiti yesterday as Warren Christopher, the Secretary of State, said 1,500 troops from 17 countries, including Britain, would reinforce a peace-keeping force in the aftermath of a US landing, writes Patrick Cockburn.

Cuba visit for British minister

A British minister is to visit Cuba - the first to do so for 19 years. Ian Taylor, Under-Secretary for Trade, leaves on Wednesday at the head of a trade delegation to Puerto Rico and Cuba, writes Stephen Goodwin. The last British minister to visit Cuba was Peter Shore, Labour's Trade Secretary, in 1975.
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