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A Briton, his Filipino partner and their three-year-old daughter are feared to have been killed when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the city of Tacloban.

Miners turn to king of compensation lawyers in fight for $1m payoffs

A financial lawyer renowned for taking on the authorities has announced plans to fight for compensation for the majority of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last week.

'El Presidente' urges the City to buy into Brand Chile

With their pinstriped suits and steely business acumen, the movers and shakers of the City are not an easy bunch to impress – especially if you are a politician.

United for 69 days under the ground, divided after six days on the surface

Despite vowing that they would share any proceeds from their story, the Chilean miners are now breaking ranks

Miners gather for emotional return

Some of the rescued miners returned to the mine for a religious service at the place where they spent 69 days trapped underground yesterday.

Supporting cast leaves the stage at end of the greatest show on earth

All week, millions watched the rescue of 'Los 33'. Now the site of the miracle is just another hole in the ground. Guy Adams bids farewell to the San Jose mine

Confetti and vuvuzelas as first miners finally go home

Cheers, confetti and a plate of fish sandwiches greeted the first survivors of the San Jose mine rescue to return home early yesterday, as three of the fittest members of "Los 33" were given the all-clear to be discharged from hospital in Copiapo.

Leading article: Dangers under the ground

The global fascination in the tale of the trapped Chilean miners is no mystery. The story has had all the ingredients of dramas found in every culture: the moments of despair, the kindling of hope, the emotional final rescue. Its details – from the thought of being locked deep underground, to the joy of being reunited with a family that had presumed you lost forever – spoke to something inside all of us. And thanks to modern telecommunications, the world has been able to follow this tale in real time.

They may be out, but what next for 'Los 33'?

The party will start in earnest today on the second and third floors of the Regional Hospital in Copiapo, where the survivors of the San Jose Mine are being taken to meet their extended families, under the watchful eye of doctors. But when the euphoria subsides, one pressing issue will remain: on paper, at least, "Los 33" are out of a job.

Outpouring of patriotic pride over 'Los 33' has boosted the President

Whatever the official line, there is little doubt that rescue workers are doing everything in their power to ensure that the rescue of "Los 33", as the trapped miners are known in Chile, dovetails neatly with the PR requirements of Sebastiá* Piñera, the country's President.

Experts debate lining as rescue shaft nears miners

The tunnel that rescue workers hope will transport 33 trapped Chilean miners to safety is due to be completed some time before dawn tomorrow, meaning the men could begin returning to the surface as early as Monday morning, the country’s mining minister has announced.

Bore hole reaches trapped miners

Rescuers have made a breakthrough in their efforts to rescue 33 miners by drilling a bore hole into the cavern where the men are trapped 2,300ft beneath the surface.

Chilean miners' ordeal 'caused by greed and graft'

Bosses may face charges as unions reveal pit had been closed after deaths but reopened, despite failure to meet safety requirements

Apple manager 'leaked corporate secrets'

A manager at Apple has been charged in California with taking kickbacks he received after leaking corporate secrets to Asian companies that supplied iPhone and iPod accessories, court documents showed.

Facebook's $991m win over 'Spam King'

Facebook says a California court has awarded the social networking website $711 million (£433m) in damages in an anti-spam case against internet marketer Sanford Wallace.

Darren Huckerby retires from football

Former Norwich forward Darren Huckerby has retired from the game after suffering a hip injury while playing in America.

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