Over 40 million Americans depend on food stamps, living on a diet worth $3-4 per day
Staff at Tameside Hospital in Greater Manchester noticed that more and more patients were showing signs of the condition
Cases of Victorian-era diseases including scurvy, scarlet fever, cholera and whooping cough have increased since 2010
In April of this year, Marina Chapman, a sixtysomething grandmother from Bradford, published an autobiography in which she made an astonishing claim. She said she had been kidnapped from her family home in Colombia at the age of five and abandoned in the jungle, where she was taken in and raised by a group of capuchin monkeys. Instead of just smiling and nodding politely, like many of the Breakfast TV interviewers did, National Geographic made Woman Raised By Monkeys, a documentary in which their cameras accompanied Marina on a trip to Colombia and attempted to investigate the veracity of her claims.
Amanda Hutton sentenced for manslaughter, child neglect and preventing the burial of her dead son's body
Serious case review concludes that professionals involved in care of Keanu Williams failed to meet even basic standards of good practice
The potentially devastating effects of climate change on future generations are revealed today by two British aid groups, before a crucial UN report due out this week.
Mother with history of alcohol and drug abuse let her son starve to death, court told
Angry parents take to the streets after deadly outbreak of sickness at school in northern India
In 1929, Harold Bell Lasseter transfixed Australia with a tale of a quartz outcrop in the heart of the continent containing gold nuggets "as thick as plums in a pudding". He had stumbled across the reef, buried beneath sand hills in Western Australia's remote Gibson Desert, he claimed, while prospecting for rubies three decades earlier.
Curing poverty, hunger, disease: Charity luminaries set out their stalls for Lough Erne summit
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.
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.
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'
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.
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction