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

Mozambique: Adapting to climate change with goats

People in the floodplains of Mozambique’s Zambezi Valley have always relied on the rains October and November so they could sow their seeds for a good harvest in the New Year.

Astonishment as businessman wins €10m over nude sleepwalk

Ireland may be desperately short of cash these days, but one Irish businessman has just been awarded €10m (£8.5m) in a spectacular libel victory in the Dublin courts.

A History of the World in 100 Objects, Radio 4, Monday-Friday

Two million years of human ingenuity measured out in flukes and treasures

Tips and deals of the week: 17/10/2010

Save £440 on a week in the Alps

Alpine Elements is offering a seven-night break at the Hotel Genepi in Les Deux-Alpes, France, from £567.50 per person, including return flights to Geneva, transfers, half-board, and free lift pass.

Go to alpineelements.co.uk

Mozambique: Park life returns to Gorongosa

Despite the destruction caused by the country's long civil war, there is new hope for this stunning natural haven in central Mozambique

Travel By Numbers: Mozambique

All you need is love, as holiday firms set their sights on Mozambique

John, Paul, George, Ringo and ... Lourenço Marques? Perhaps the greatest coup in the history of second features was the placement of a travel documentary on Mozambique as the supporting movie for A Hard Day's Night. Before that black-and-white classic, cinemagoers in 1964 were treated to a film full of colour, excitement and reasons why you should visit that corner of Africa – starting in its capital, then named Lourenço Marques after a Portuguese explorer.

Deals of the Week: 26/09/2010

Get active in Morocco

Fleewinter has introduced activity breaks at Rebali, its new riad complex just outside Essaouira, including camel picnics, quad biking and watersports. Price £595 per person, including flights, transfers, B&B and activities.

Go to fleewinter.com

Daniel, By Henning Mankell, trans. Steven T Murray

I was 13 years old when I joined my first political demonstration. The year was 1961. We took to the streets to demand an end to the imports of oranges from racist South Africa". Yes, it is Henning Mankell. Almost 50 years later, his radical-left convictions endure and provide scaffolding for his novels. The Man from Beijing, a complex package of colonialist misbehaviour on four continents, is a recent case in point. The police procedurals are usually less "political", but his new Wallander novel (due in English translation early in 2011) is built around Sweden's ambivalent foreign policy during the 1980s.

Bread price rise reversed after riots in Mozambique

A bread price increase will be reversed after food riots in which 13 people were killed last week, Mozambique's Planning Minister said yesterday.

Now meat price surge raises fear of food inflation

Hike in demand from emerging nations pushes cost of lamb to 37-year high

Seven killed as rising food prices spark riots in Mozambique

Young men rampaged through Maputo, Mozambique's capital, yesterday, throwing stones, looting shops and drawing police fire that killed at least seven people. The violence was triggered by the rising cost of food, fuel and water.

Stay the night: Coral Lodge 15.41, Mozambique

A new shorefront lodge is a worthy addition to Mozambique's stylish stopovers, says Sue Watt

Investment Column: SAB's share price is looking a little frothy

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Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?
Nightclubbing with Richard Young: The story behind his latest book of celebrity photographs

24-Hour party person

Photographer Richard Young has been snapping celebrities at play for 40 years. As his latest book is released, he reveals that it wasn’t all fun and games
Michelle Obama's school dinners: America’s children have a message for the First Lady

A taste for rebellion

US children have started an online protest against Michelle Obama’s drive for healthy school meals by posting photos of their lunches
Colouring books for adults: How the French are going crazy for Crayolas

Colouring books for adults

How the French are going crazy for Crayolas
Jack Thorne's play 'Hope': What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

What would you do as a local politician faced with an impossible choice of cuts?

Playwright Jack Thorne's latest work 'Hope' poses the question to audiences
Ed Harcourt on Romeo Beckham and life as a court composer at Burberry

Call me Ed Mozart

Paloma Faith, Lana del Ray... Romeo Beckham. Ed Harcourt has proved that he can write for them all. But it took a personal crisis to turn him from indie star to writer-for-hire
10 best stocking fillers for foodies

Festive treats: 10 best stocking fillers for foodies

From boozy milk to wasabi, give the food-lover in your life some extra-special, unusual treats to wake up to on Christmas morning
Phil Hughes head injury: He had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Phil Hughes had one weakness – it has come back to haunt him

Prolific opener had world at his feet until Harmison and Flintoff bounced him
'I have an age of attraction that starts as low as four': How do you deal with a paedophile who has never committed a crime?

'I am a paedophile'

Is our approach to sex offenders helping to create more victims?
How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

How bad do you have to be to lose a Home Office contract?

Serco given Yarl’s Wood immigration contract despite ‘vast failings’
Green Party on the march in Bristol: From a lost deposit to victory

From a lost deposit to victory

Green Party on the march in Bristol
Putting the grot right into Santa's grotto

Winter blunderlands

Putting the grot into grotto
'It just came to us, why not do it naked?' London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital

'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital