In a YouTube video with nearly five million views, Scarlett Johansson leans seductively into the camera and purrs: "My real job is saving the world."
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Thursday 05 August 2010
Aboriginal disadvantage has not rated a mention during the Australian election campaign – there are few votes in it. But as the party leaders criss-crossed the country this week, shocking evidence emerged at a government inquiry: children in remote indigenous communities are starving.
Thursday 24 June 2010
Tuesday 22 June 2010
It wasn't just fans of Roger Federer who breathed a sigh of relief when the Swiss reigning champion recovered to win in five sets yesterday: Oxfam was happy too. If Federer had been buried by his Colombian opponent then a bet from beyond the grave that could make the charity more than £100,000 would have been six feet under as well.
Friday 16 April 2010
Oxfam had its biggest windfall at an auction after a 19th-century book that was donated to one of the charity's shops sold for £37,200.
Friday 02 April 2010
A leading charity today described reports that VAT waived from the Haiti earthquake charity single was to be clawed back by the Treasury as "extremely disappointing".
Monday 29 March 2010
Saturday 06 March 2010
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Oxfam shops have outfitted some of Britain's greatest rock stars, from Morrissey to Jarvis Cocker. But don't expect China's pop icons to be shopping there any time soon.
Sunday 07 February 2010
I sometimes wonder if this column's title is entirely right; perhaps it should be called 'Invisible Ink' because, while neither Nevil Shute nor Eric Ambler is truly forgotten, their words have faded to a faintness only discerned by loyal fans. Reprints are available and second-hand copies lie in Oxfam shops, but both authors have been caught out by the passage of time.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
Alongside the reporting of the terrible effects of the Haitian earthquake, a second narrative has emerged in some parts of the media. According to a small but influential band of critics, the relief effort has been too slow, hampered by a lack of co-ordination between agencies. The BBC went as far as reporting accusations of a "vanity parade" in Haiti.
Wednesday 13 January 2010
A team of specially trained firefighters from West Sussex were among those preparing to fly out to help rescue victims of the Haiti earthquake today.
Tuesday 12 January 2010
Oxfam suffered a 15 per cent fall in the amount of goods donated to its shops last year. It said that despite figures showing a rise in retail sales, donations of clothes, books, toys and crockery continued to be down during January.
Sunday 06 December 2009
Friday 20 November 2009
In last Sunday's article, 'Vast Majority of Britons back IoS call for UK forces to leave', we referred to Oxfam's report, The Cost of War in Afghanistan. We would like to make it clear that this report reflected the cost of the war over the last thirty years and not merely the last eight years.'
Monday 02 November 2009
The proposed Copenhagen climate treaty has plenty of jargon – "mitigation" and "adaptation" are two examples already given. But the key word may yet turn out to be "additionality".
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