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The hydroxychloroquine tablet was used to to suppress Kelly Moseley’s immune system

Pledge to double aid for poor is renewed

G8 leaders have bowed to pressure to renew their pledge to double aid to the world's poorest countries to $50bn (£25bn) a year by 2010. A draft communiqué for their meeting in Japan angered aid campaigners by omitting the keynote promise made at Gleneagles three years ago.

Mann 'only a junior member' of coup plot

Simon Mann has insisted at his trial that he was "only a junior member" of a team plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea and would have ended up as just a glorified security manager after regime change. He claimed that the "real leader", the London-based businessman Eli Calil, thought of himself as becoming the new president's right-hand man after engineering a takeover by an exiled opposition leader.

Jeremy Laurance: Bringing effective help to those who most need it

For Western travellers to malarial parts of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and south America, the parasite holds few terrors. Dose yourself with the right prophylactic drug – Malarone is the current gold standard for areas where there is drug resistance – douse yourself with insect repellent and you are unlikely to fall victim to the lethal disease.

Malaria: a miracle in the making offers hope to millions worldwide

The lives of more than a million children who die each year from malaria could be saved by a new technique for making a drug based on an ancient Chinese herbal remedy first used more than 2,000 years ago.

Seun Kuti: 'I'm crazy. My father was, too'

Seun Kuti, son of the great Fela, is bringing his own fiery brand of big-band passion to Britain. He talks to Tim Cumming

Families: 'Do our children need to take malaria tablets?'

Q Our children love animals and are now old enough,at three and five, to enjoy a safari. We'd like to visit a game park but I have heard how there are problems giving malaria pills to children. Would it be safest to give them a homeopathic preparation? P Sims, Manchester

Aid workers teach Sierra Leone's poor to shun witch doctors' malaria remedies

They don't look like witches, whatever witches are supposed to look like. They are often old, shrivelled, hardy farm workers who toil with the rest of the villagers, bent over in the searing heat of the sun. Sometimes they are young and bounding, in trainers and bright, funky shirts, displaying their wares with the eager eyes of an entrepreneur. And, in any case, many of these witch doctors have a point.

Picture Post: Dubya does Tanzania, 18.02.08

Faced with the task of reading a favourite book to a room full of schoolchildren, the second President Bush often seems rather at a loss. Of course, when he gave his ill-fated, leaden recitation of "The Pet Goat" at a Florida elementary school on 11 September 2001, it was because he had rather more important things to think about. But now, as he nears the end of his final term in office, he can sit back and enjoy a few state visits while the rest of Washington focuses on the contest to replace him.

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Juan Diego Florez is a rare breed. A tenor, yes, but a very particular kind of tenor. There are various terms for his voice type. The Italians might call him a tenore lirico-leggero(light tenor) or, more fittingly, a tenore di grazia (graceful tenor). But none of this gives you much indication of what makes him so special. It has partly to do with a technique so effortless it is barely apparent, but more significant is an evenness of tone that enables him to access the stratospheric upper register without any apparent break. Top Cs and Ds are almost casually negotiated; scales and arpeggios glide off the vocal chords.

Disease, not conflict, ended the reign of Alexander the Great

Was the mightiest warlord in history killed by nothing more than the common mosquito? Jonathan Thompson investigates

Anti-malaria efforts 'need to be trebled'

For many Mozambicans such as Fernando Martias, a Japanese donation last week of 25,000 durable Olyset mosquito nets to fight malaria is too little too late.

Brown backs GSK's new malaria vaccine

The billion dollar hotel

La Posta Vecchia, the US oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty's former Italian home, is an oasis of decadence on the Roman coast. Stephen Bayley checks in
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We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

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The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

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