Regular readers will recall my articles about overseas pensioners and the anger felt by around half a million of them who have had their state pensions frozen.

Joe Egan: The last surviving member of rugby league’s ‘Indomitables’

The death of Joe Egan at the age of 93 has severed the last surviving link with the most famous of all rugby league tours. In 1946, with the world still in the early stages of recovering from the War, the game's authorities on both sides of the globe were eager for a British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand to take place as part of a return to normality.

Editorial: Aid to India still has its place

This week, charities working with the poor in three of the most deprived states of India, mainly on elementary education and health projects, will be discussing how best to close down their operations in record time. This follows Justine Greening's decision, announced last Friday, to cut off all financial aid to India by an earlier-than-expected deadline of 2015.

With standing water across the country cholera cases are rising

Haiti fears cholera and food shortages will raise storm's death toll

The government of Haiti has warned that Hurricane Sandy represents a "disaster of major proportions," which could bring food shortages as well as an imminent spike in the number of life-threatening cholera cases.

What does being a moderate mean? Answer: David Brooks

For over a decade, David Brooks of the New York Times has been probably the most influential columnist in America. Influence is impossible to measure, of course, but one reason he has thrived is that politicians of all sides take his calls, thinking he will judge them according to their merit, and not because of ideological predisposition. That is a central tenet of what it is to be a moderate, and he devotes his column today to a lengthy exploration of that word.

Recession caused depression spike – and NHS 'was not prepared'

Recession is being followed by depression, according to researchers who say the number of patients seeking treatment for the illness has leapt by up to half in the past three years.

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Cameron aims to end lurch right and show off compassionate side

David Cameron will insist today that he has not abandoned "compassionate Conservatism" as he argues that spending cuts and welfare reform will be good in the long run for the poor, weak and vulnerable.

Berlusconi says he will not stand in spring election

Silvio Berlusconi, the former premier, said yesterday that he may not stand in elections next spring, and suggested that Mario Monti, the technocrat Prime Minister, could stay on as head of a centre-right government.

Ed Miliband reiterates 'One Nation' vision

Ed Miliband has set out his vision of “One Nation Labour” as a way to create a country “where everyone can play their part”.

DVD: Truth or Dare (15)

"Be nice," Gemma informs the rather loathsome Eleanor before a deeply unpleasant game of teenage truth or dare, which ends with sensitive Felix being walloped in the face by a bully (Jack Gordon, convincing).

Darling accuses Osborne of giving up on restoring UK growth

Alistair Darling has accused his successor George Osborne of giving up on restoring growth to the economy.

Power back after blackout in India

Factories and workshops were running again yesterday after electrical grid collapses caused the world's two worst power blackouts.

London 2012: Get ready for the greatest show on Earth, says David Cameron

Britain is ready to welcome “the greatest show on earth”, David Cameron said today.

Minister hints at earlier exit from Afghanistan

The withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan, due by the end of 2014, could be accelerated if the US judged it was safe, the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, said.

Robert Mugabe 'ready to stand down' as Zimbabwe president

The Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has said that the long-time President, Robert Mugabe, is ready to give up power if he loses the next election.

Leading article: The key to happiness is blindingly obvious – get a job outdoors

When David Cameron first announced a National Well-Being Survey, critics said its premise was "woolly and impractical".

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