Stockpiles must be destroyed to prevent sales of ivory
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Sunday 01 January 2012
Wherever you go this year, make sure you get the best from your holiday. Chris Leadbeater has dozens of ideas
Monday 31 October 2011
Tuesday 09 August 2011
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
Thursday 02 June 2011
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.
Saturday 23 April 2011
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.
Saturday 02 April 2011
From a safari and beach in one chic package in Tanzania to some eco-friendly cottages in Kenya...
Tuesday 15 March 2011
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.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Sunday 06 March 2011
Friday 04 March 2011
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.
Friday 14 January 2011
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.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Friday 24 December 2010
King Coal himself?
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Sunday 28 November 2010
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.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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