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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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn