A statement from Buckingham Palace said today: "The Queen was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela last night. He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today.
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Monday 15 April 2013
A shock slowdown for the world’s second-biggest economy sent tremors through global markets yesterday as fears of an end to China’s breakneck growth mounted.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Chancellor George Osborne’s accent in Tuesday’s speech about welfare was roundly derided for its mockney burr.
George Obsorne 'wasted Whitehall time and created real economic costs' in last-minute budget manipulation, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
Thursday 21 March 2013
George Osborne has been accused of wasting the time of Whitehall officials and creating “real economic costs” for the country by the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank.
Victims of FGM and charities that fight against it must be involved in Government eradication efforts
Friday 08 March 2013
Decades of activism underpin this new drive against female circumcision
Monday 18 February 2013
Oxfam is looking for Coldplay fans to take part in a groundbreaking global music project to campaign against one of the world’s greatest human injustices.
Friday 18 January 2013
China's breakneck pace of economic expansion cooled off in 2012 after the weakest year for the Red Dragon in more than a decade, official figures showed today.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Rare diseases are Shire's bag and it is this expertise in life-threatening genetic illnesses that has caught the eye of rival AstraZeneca – well that is what traders would have us believe anyway.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
60 per cent of the rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa live in extreme poverty; helping small farms conserve their harvest better can make a huge difference
Sunday 13 January 2013
From London to Liberia, nearly a billion people are living a hand-to-mouth existence. Katie Grant reports on global hunger and finds out how these families get through the week
Friday 21 December 2012
We need a rival to the World Bank to address rising temperatures
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Transparency International's annual Corruption Perceptions Index shows Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece with the lowest scores in western Europe
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white