Voices Ke$ha was accused of smuggling a snuff box carved from illegal ivory into the USA this week.

Stockpiles must be destroyed to prevent sales of ivory

The Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort (littledixbay.com), in the British Virgin Islands, has 'Revitalise, Refresh, Renew' programmes

12 Travel Resolutions For 2012 - 1-6

Wherever you go this year, make sure you get the best from your holiday. Chris Leadbeater has dozens of ideas

Small Talk: Wentworth's East Africa connection

Recent oil activity in Uganda has spurred interest from investors

Mitsubishi and Rio bid for all of Coal & Allied

Rio Tinto and Mitsubishi have offered to buy out the smaller shareholders in Australia's Coal & Allied Industries for A$1.5bn (£948m) in the latest sign of consolidation in the international mining sector.

Susan Willett: Defence expert who argued that an ethical arms policy is essential for international security

Sue Willett was an expert in the economics of defence and international defence policy. She became one of the foremost authorities on the vicious cycle of debt, underdevelopment and conflict in the developing world and called for radical action by the international community to break the cycle. Her conviction that the developed world can only bring about security if it pursues an ethical arms policy has been vindicated time and time again.

24-hour room service: Coral Lodge 15.41, Mozambique

As Mozambique's tourist season gets under way, the industry will be hoping for an improvement in the country's fortune. Visitor numbers fell by 28 per cent last year, after hopes of a boost from the Fifa World Cup in South Africa failed to materialise, the global economic slump dragged on and food riots broke out in the southern African nation.

The Big Six: Indian Ocean green retreats

From a safari and beach in one chic package in Tanzania to some eco-friendly cottages in Kenya...

Navy seizes mother ship with 61 pirates

The Indian navy has captured 61 pirates who jumped into the Arabian Sea to escape a gunfight and fire aboard a hijacked ship. The two naval vessels rescued 13 crew members from the seized fishing boat, 695 miles off Kochi in southern India.

Women of courage: Three faces of heroism

To mark International Women's Day, Gordon Brown pays tribute to a trio of inspiring figures who have overcome poverty, oppression and tragedy to do good in the world

Good news! The nations where women are on the march

To mark International Women's Day, an <i>IoS</i> survey shows progress is being made

Captain Vitor Alves: Soldier who played a crucial role in Portugal's 'Carnation Revolution'

Captain Vítor Alves was one of the key figures of the April 1974 Carnation Revolution in Portugal, which brought an end to the longest-standing authoritarian regime of 20th-century Western Europe, and which – after several turbulent years – saw a fully fledged democracy emerge.

Brian Viner: The real drama in Ambridge is online

All human life is there. Love, hate, bigotry, tolerance, spite, kindness, pedantry, brevity and above all, the conviction that Ambridge is the centre of the known universe. I refer not to The Archers but to The Archers website. I have never listened to more than two consecutive minutes of The Archers, but for entertainment value, not to mention shock, hilarity and a vivid insight into the human condition, I can't believe that it holds a candle in a hayloft (if not a past storyline, then surely a future one) to the extraordinary online rants of its devotees.

The Hedonist: Maputo

What to see and where to be seen

The Business On... Tom Albanese, Chief executive, Rio Tinto

King Coal himself?

Around the world, miners scramble for coal

Deal activity in the coal sector is being driven by growing demand from China and India. Nikhil Kumar reports

Mozambique Mysteries, By Lisa St Aubin de Teran

Having lived a peripatetic lifestyle that largely revolved around writing and repeatedly marrying, Lisa St Aubin de Teran woke up in Italy with an attack of conscience, asking herself, at the age of 50: "If not now, when? What exactly was I waiting for?" It might sound like the voicing of a predictable midlife crisis, but Teran actually did something about it. In 2002, she moved to Mozambique with her partner and daughter, where she made a hands-on job of establishing a community college in the north-eastern Mossuril district.

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James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

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How to dress with authority

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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
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Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

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