David Prosser: Where should bank tax money go?

Outlook Good luck to Oxfam as it attempts to give the flagging campaign for a "Robin Hood tax" on bank's profits a shot in the arm. I say flagging because, while the arguments for additional taxes on the banking sector have had some success in recent times – with a range of levies now planned around the world – those such as Oxfam who hoped the proceeds would be channelled towards the developing world have been disappointed.

Clampdown on corruption

Developing countries will be held to account for the aid they receive, a minister said yesterday.

Climate change threatens poverty fight, report warns

Climate change threatens to undo years of work to tackle poverty in developing countries, a report warned today.

Rich nations accused of failing to keep their African aid promise

Leaders of the richest nations were accused yesterday of abandoning their historic pledge to double aid to Africa and the world's other poorest countries, made at the Gleneagles summit five years ago.

Uzbeks run for cover as rioting youths seize army equipment

Kyrgyz troops accused of participating in attacks as violence spreads to rural areas

Hit the open road with a new breed of exotic fly-drives

Argentina overland? Mark Rowe selects the best brave new destinations for adventurous motorists

Going green: Dear Ed, can you make a difference?

Green issues haven't been prominent in the election – yet this area of policy will affect us all. In an email exchange, Michael McCarthy puts the burning questions to Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

GSK orders European staff not to fly

Drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline has ordered staff in Europe not to fly for at least a week following the disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud.

Leading article: A revolution of desperation

Those who come to power by revolution can be removed by it. Five years ago Kurmanbek Bakiyev overthrew the government in Kyrgyzstan in the so-called Tulip Revolution, a popular uprising widely applauded by the outside world. Now, a popular uprising has unseated Bakiyev in the capital, accusing him of many of the same crimes that he damned his predecessor with – corruption, authoritarianism and the promotion of a family dynasty to positions of power.

UK pushes for twin-track deal on climate change

Britain prepared to extend Kyoto if developing nations agree to a new, global treaty

Cataracts: 'He could have lost his sight for ever'

Cataracts don't only affect the elderly – they almost made three-month-old Charlie Brennan blind. Tim Walker reports

Johann Hari: There's real hope from Haiti and it's not what you expect

When people live so close to the edge, even small price increases can break them

Kate Simon: Developing nations bank on tourism at their peril

Today's travel section was due to lead with a feature about Haiti and its emergence as an adventurous destination for the next decade.

Gordon Brown: We cannot fail the challenge of tackling world poverty

The events in Haiti remind us of the desperate plight of the world's poor
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