Life and Style Oxfam broke ties with Scarlett Johansson over her SodaStream ad

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."

Agencies plead for Congo cash

Britain's aid agencies are appealing for funds to ease the desperate plight of people affected by the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes.

Behind the veil

Photographer Leslie Knott travelled to Afghanistan with Oxfam and handed out cameras to women who had never taken pictures before. Here, the results offer an unique insight into their lives

New media charities: The digital battle to save Sierra Leone's children

Whether it's an online soap opera or cutting-edge film, Sophie Morris reports on how web-savvy charities are using the net to raise funds

Oxfam: Soaring food prices threaten millions

Millions of people in East Africa are being pushed into starvation and destitution due to rocketing food prices, a UK charity warned today.

The Jive Talker, by Samson Kambalu

Portrait of the artist as a young African

Festivals for free

There are still ways of getting to see your favourite bands at this summer’s festivals if you are willing to work for it.

Preview: Burma Cyclone Disaster Fundraiser, The Scala, London

Reaching out to the victims of a disaster

Sweatshop chic is so last year as fashion goes ethical

Launch of Oxfam's first designer shop leads trend for sustainable clothing

Beale's Best In Show: Oxfam (Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R)

I'm not entirely sure that I like this week's Best in Show. But I suspect that's actually the point.

Miliband urged to ban cluster bombs

Human rights and aid agencies have accused ministers of undermining the international plan to ban the use of cluster bombs.

DJ Shadow: The Kenya I saw

Soon after the hip-hop star DJ Shadow visited Kenya, the country errupted in violence. And the crisis is far from over

Booty for Oxfam after copycat row

Ripping off designer looks is a short cut to riches for some high street chains. But the latest case of copycat fashion has handed an unexpected windfall to Oxfam.

Expert View: Falling British bond yields: a tale of the unexpected

Given the inflationary pressures, the decline is truly remarkable

Leading article: Theories of relativity

It's been tough since at least 1859 for those who insist on the exclusive and invincibly superior nature of our species, and it's not getting any easier. Now we learn that we may have been rubbing along with chimpanzees in the closest possible way for four million years or so. This might make uncomfortable reading for some; others will wonder how the chimpanzees feel about it.

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

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General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

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Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

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