Natasha Culzac

Natasha Culzac writes for http://independent.co.uk

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A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, on 17 October 2014

Devastating pictures show São Paulo's worst drought in 80 years

The state of São Paulo has experienced drastically low rainfall for the last nine months, with one official stating if it doesn't rain soon the city will "collapse like we’ve never seen before"

Limited edition cars such as the LaFerrari can only be bought with an invite

The Ferraris so exclusive you have to be invited to buy one

One-off vehicles like the Pininfarina Sergio or the limited edition LaFerrari (pictured) are only offered to the most loyal of Ferrari customers

Schoolteacher Jamshed Javeed has plead guilty to two Syria-related terror charges

Chemistry teacher pleads guilty to two Syria and Isis-related terror charges

Jamshed Javeed, from Levenshulme, admitted that he had planned to join Isis in Syria to help rebels fight against Bashar al-Assad, but that he no longer supported the militant group

A man who had just suffered a heart attack (not pictured) was telephoned by A4e and told he should continue his Work Programme

Heart attack patient on hospital bed told to attend work placement scheme

The wife of Colin Rogers (not pictured) told the Job Centre that her husband had to undergo a quadruple heart bypass, but this information was not relayed to A4e

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Ottawa was 'ideologically and politically driven', police have said

Ottawa shooting: Suspect Zehaf-Bibeau's attack was 'ideologically and politically motivated'

The gunman behind Wednesday's shoot-out recorded a video statement prior to launching his attack, police have said

Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason has said that One Direction

One Direction 'have some good songs', says Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

Mr Mason added that the "standard of musicians is higher now than it was in my day"

A Tesco in Cambridge may be given a new-look Asbo for not clearing litter

Tesco store in Cambridge 'on verge of receiving 'asbo' from City Council'

Councillors are deliberating over whether to impose a community protection notice on the supermarket after it failed to clear litter when repeatedly asked

Twitter reacts to comments by Michael Fallon that some UK towns are 'swamped' with immigrants

Michael Fallon: Twitter reacts to Tory's claim UK towns are 'under siege' by migrants

Britain's Defence Secretary ratcheted up the Tories' anti-immigration language today, claiming that migrants are "swamping" some towns

The British government is drawing up plans requiring visitors to porn sites verify that they're an adult

Porn and weapons websites may need to verify age of those using services

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is trying to establish increased internet safety for families

An internet entrepreneur has sold Ebola.com for $200,000 after buying it in 2008 for $13,500

Ebola outbreak: Domain investor sells Ebola.com for $200,000

Businessman Jon Schultz buys and sells domain names for a profit, including Ebola.com for which he received $50,000 in cash and 19,000 shares in Cannabis Sativa Inc

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Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent