UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says ‘fighting has set Syria back decades’
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Sunday 29 December 2013
The Orange Prize winner Suzanne Berne is on familiar ground with her fifth novel examining life in an affluent American village. Littlefield, Massachusetts, is named one of the 10 best places to live in America. Curiously, it also houses an unusually high number of psychotherapists. Clarice Watkins, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, decides to study Littlefield to find out exactly what makes it such a good place to live. She arrives to find a town at war, split between those who want their dogs to be off the leash in the local park and those who object. Opinions become more polarised when someone starts poisoning dogs and an undercurrent of fear pulses through the community.
Owen Paterson has met Rupert Murdoch, Alan Titchmarsh and E.On – but no food charities since becoming Environment Secretary
Saturday 21 December 2013
Labour says failure to meet charities was alarming at a time when half a million people have received emergency food aid since April this year
Monday 16 December 2013
A Gawker essay has ignited a culture war on the value of niceness
Sunday 15 December 2013
It wants troops or logistical aid to head off a possible genocidal civil war
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Five hundred have died in clashes between Muslims and Christians over the last week
Tuesday 10 December 2013
A rescue centre in Norfolk is full to capacity with 100 adorable seal pups following the recent record flood surge that hit Britain.
Sunday 08 December 2013
Fighting between rival militias and random attacks on civilians has killed at least 400 people in three days
An image that shows desperation of Syria's hungry? Or just a misunderstood picture on social media? Shot of people skinning lion goes viral
Friday 29 November 2013
Picture appears to showing starving rebels with a slaughtered lion
Typhoon Haiyan: As aid agencies mount mission to help victims of monster storm, how can you help in the relief effort?
Sunday 10 November 2013
Agencies across the world are taking donations to support the estimated two million people impacted
Special report: Elite social-worker course attracts 1,000 graduates, but Frontline will take only the best 100
Sunday 06 October 2013
Rigorous government-backed tests modelled on MI5 recruitment to create robust child-protection teams
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Mother with history of alcohol and drug abuse let her son starve to death, court told
Paperback review: The Making of the English Gardener - Plants, Books and Inspiration 1560-1660, By Margaret Willes
Saturday 03 August 2013
Digging over our blooming past
Wednesday 12 June 2013
David Cameron made an unfortunate slip of the tongue at Prime Minister’s Questions when he referred to “the Russian regime” – at a time when he is striving to improve relations with Vladimir Putin, whom he will meet in Belfast at the weekend, in the honourable hope that he can be persuaded to stop arming the Syrian regime. When he met Putin in Sochi last month, he did not so much as mention Alexander Litvinenko, who was murdered on British soil.
Thursday 02 May 2013
The United Nations has admitted that a delay in declaring a famine in Somalia in 2011 cost additional lives, after a new report revealed that more than a quarter of a million people died, half of them young children.
Monday 22 April 2013
Sittwe, the capital of Arakan state, is little more than a sleepy, dusty, overgrown village. Time appears to have stopped not long after the British left in 1948. Opposite the town’s golden zeydi, its Buddhist stupa, are the green-painted ruins of a mosque, but today there are few other obvious signs of last year’s violence. The great bulk of the town’s Muslim population has been banished to the outskirts: fishermen’s shacks and a sprawling camp where 7,000 men, women and children live under canvas.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
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- 2 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 3 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2