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

Health: Souvenirs that really bug you

Modern travel means nowhere in the world is out of bounds. But what dangers might be lurking out there?

Football: New strike duo to fire Hammers

HARRY REDKNAPP, the West Ham manager, is likely to unleash an exciting attacking partnership on the Dutch team Heerenveen as the Hammer's Intertoto Cup campaign brings a Uefa Cup place ever nearer.

Right of Reply: Dennis Taylor

The president of the George Formby Society responds to a critical article by Robert Chalmers

End Lines: The map - Field hospital

Plants have always been a prime source for our most powerful medicines. But where, asks Michael Day, do these little miracle cures come from?

Q & A: The depressing side-effects of anti-malarials

A while ago I read about the risk of depression as a side-effect of malaria treatments. I would like to know more about this as I am planning a round- the-world trip, but have suffered previously from a severe depressive illness and will do anything to avoid a recurrence. What alternatives are there?

Serendipity The troops' tropical friend

NEXT WEEK I shall be heading off to India, which means that today I had to start taking my malaria tablets.

Books: A swampy tale deep in the heart of Essex

James Urquhart can't find the focus of a bold voyage from colonial forests to the ruins of Stansted Airport; Horse Latitudes by Jay Merrick Fourth Estate, pounds 10.99, 276pp

Quiz Of The Week

PICTURE QUESTION: Who reckoned warm beer had gone flat?

A few health tips for an old soldier abroad

My father is going to Malaysia for an Army reunion. He has not been abroad since he served there in 1947-1948 - when he caught malaria. Could you please advise on vaccinations and general health issues. My father also has chest problems from too much smoking.

Information Desk: Your Questions Answered By Our Panel Of Travel Experts

Get back to basics on a holiday in Malta

Health: A killer of a holiday

The advice for tourists at risk of malaria is simple: keep taking the tablets.

'There are thousands of bodies down there. An underwater town'

Rotting corpses, debris and muddy water fill the Honduran capital after Hurricane Mitch. Phil Davison reports from Tegucigalpa

The long road to freedom

The Karenni people are famous for the ringed necks of the women - what is less well known about them is their ongoing fight for survival against the brutal Burmese military. Photographer Dean Chapman spent eight years living with them and chronicling their plight. Words by Mary Braid

Television Reviews: Hooked and Horizon

I GAVE UP eating sweets in 1976 (ugly threats from a sadistic dentist), so Hooked (C4), focusing on the addictive qualities of chocolate, was a bit outside my experience. Beautiful elderly ladies confessed to a lifelong habit while the kindly tones of the ubiquitous Zoe Wannamaker gave us the history of British chocolate. This involved a lot of monochrome Playschool-style footage of enrobing machines churning out chocolate bars and shots of old Cadbury's wrappers. The cheap commodities of the Empire provided puddings for all: sago, tapioca and chocolate, which, until then, had been an exotic luxury. Manufacturers evolved an ingeniously complex message that sold it as a guilty but wholesome pleasure. Women, easy prey to a strategy that played on chocolate's dual role as a reward and a compensation, were particularly susceptible. Men soon got wise to this and the box of chocs became a commonplace payment for little sexual favours ("the boxes that single ladies get and that married ones dream of!").

Literature Notes: The English Caliph who never made it

William Beckford (1709-1770) could have become the first great English Romantic. Instead he wrecked his literary career by an involvement with a Westminster schoolboy. Here we examine the writer's one and only novel.
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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

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Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

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