The Independent

The tail end of tropical storm Noel triggered mudslides and floods in the Dominican Republic and Haiti as the death toll rose to 60.

Singapore Airlines, the first operator of the new Airbus A380, has banned couples from making love on board the world’s biggest jumbo jet.

The Times

The A380 may have the world’s first airborne double bed, but it won’t be put to the obvious use if Singapore Airlines has its way: “If couples used our double beds to engage in inappropriate activity, we would politely ask them to desist,” said the company’s Stephen Forshaw.

Saga, the travel-to-insurance company that specialises in serving those over the first flush of youth, launched its Saga Zone website.