There is a certain pleasure (however smug) in being ahead of the curve when spotting a particularly gifted writer, and a certain regret when the masses catch up with your discovery. The latter, of course, is the state desired by author and publisher, and Peter May has now made the transition from connoisseurs’ taste to popular bestseller.
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Friday 14 June 2013
Curing poverty, hunger, disease: Charity luminaries set out their stalls for Lough Erne summit
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Hands up those of you who have been hungry for three days, asked Sylvia Mwichuli, director of communications at AGRA, which aims to help smallholder farmers in Africa combat hunger.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Malnutrition now costs the world $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trn) – or $500 for every person– in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations has warned.
Court hears that four-year-old boy was 'deliberately starved' by mother and stepfather in case of 'incomprehensible cruelty'
Monday 03 June 2013
An emaciated four-year-old boy died of a head injury after being subjected to a campaign of “incomprehensible” cruelty by his mother and stepfather, a court has heard.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Access to sport and recreation is not only every child’s right, but it has an incredible ripple effect which can impact other vital sectors like health and education
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Children’s authors are launching a campaign today to persuade governments to step up aid to combat malnutrition which blights the life chances of millions of children.
Friday 17 May 2013
Maintenance workers, call-centre staff and housing officers are being sent on courses after growing problems among victims of austerity reforms
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.
North Korea to build replicas of Big Ben and Eiffel Tower for big-budget Pyongyang theme park, despite a food crisis that has left 2% of children suffering 'chronic malnutrition'
Monday 29 April 2013
Country-wide building projects believed to represent an end to decades of austerity in North Korea, with the government using the slogan 'no more belt-tightening'
Monday 15 April 2013
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction
Friday 15 March 2013
When he was found Mr McGeever had lost around five stone in weight, had a long beard, hair and nails and had to be treated for malnutrition
Saturday 09 February 2013
The body of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed for an autopsy seeking clues to what killed him.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
The brother of a businessman found wandering dishevelled in rural Ireland after an eight-month absence has said a gun was held to his head and his life threatened several times while he was held captive.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Britain is leading the fight against global hunger. Millions of families in the world's poorest countries are getting the food and nutrition they need, thanks to the hard work of our charities, the generosity of our people, and the UK development budget.
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 5 Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help