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.

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Two million displaced in a tropical replay of Bosnia

IT COULD be the Garden of Eden. Our horses' hooves ring on the stones of the bridleway and splash through the fords as we ride under the canopy of bamboo and trees and admire the distant mountain views. The air is warm, the children are playing in the little river and the birds are singing.

The Zen way through the rain-forest

Carrie Allen went to the Monteverde forest reserve in Costa Rica - and found it little short of a psychedelic experience

Mr Moonbeam takes a shine to Dullsville

OAKLAND, a city of 400,000 on the eastern side of the San Francisco bay, is deeply sensitive to the fact of being overlooked.

On top of creation

Normally, only parrots and toucans get an overview of the rainforest of Central America. Simon Calder joined them

Travel: Costa Rica: on top of creation

Pacific Specifics

Tennis: Tearful Graf back with a win

STEFFI GRAF, the former world No 1, made a winning return to competitive tennis in Hannover yesterday after an absence of 10 months.

Silicon Valley loses out to Scotland as hi-tech firms flee jams and steep prices

Cadence Design Systems is not a household name, but in computing it is known as one of the highest of hi-tech companies. An explosively growing supplier of chip design software to giants such as Motorola, Toshiba and Philips, it has annual revenue of $750m (pounds 460m), writes Tim Cornwell in Los Angeles.

Football: Far from home

Ten things that Derby County's Costa Rican Paulo Wanchope might be missing today

I had two marriage proposals in one night


Now it's e-mail gridlock

Having beaten traffic gridlock to get to their offices, American workers now face the stress of an information gridlock caused by dealing with an average of 178 e-mail messages a day, according to a new report.

Rusedski enters unchartered territory

By way of a change from Henmania, a few Gregorian chants. Yesterday, three years after Greg Rusedski marked his debut as a Briton by losing to Mark Petchey of Essex in the first round of the Stella Artois Championships here, the Canadian-born left-hander became the first player to carry the Union Jack into the semi-finals.

Fotball: England take long-term view

Pete Davies says the national women's team are planning well ahead

Clinton visit to Mexico raises wave of protest

President meets criticism of bias towards ruling party, writes Phil Davison

Snakey's the man to keep cold winds at bay

"So what you are saying," she said, "is that you went out for a night on the town with a draught-excluder."
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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
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Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
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The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
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Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

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Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
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Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

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Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
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BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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