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The United States has done it. The Philippines and China too. Even Hong Kong has said it will destroy some of its contraband ivory. But ahead of a conservation conference in London next month where world leaders will descend to seek a solution to wildlife crime, the debate about the future of stockpiles is set to heat up.

Boxing: Hosts in five finals

MILLENNIUM CORNER: 10 DAYS TO GO

A RUMOUR that the United States intends to grant all foreigners on its soil citizenship or a work permit on 1 January has prompted a rush of visa applications from Zambians, including some who are selling their homes in anticipation of emigrating to the US.

Third World Debt: It'll take more than this to beat poverty

Cancelling some debt is a fine start. But the West needs to rethink its whole attitude to the world's poorest people

Zambia sentences 59 to death

Zambia sentences 59 to death

Debt plea by Aids-hit Zambia

Debt plea by Aids-hit Zambia

Letter: Aids in Zambia

Sir: Having visited Aids patients myself in Nkwazi Compound on Zambia's Copperbelt, I can confirm Mary Braid's conclusions about the problem of Aids in Zambia ("Journey to the heart of Africa's medieval plague", 14 September). But why must she try to lay blame at the feet of the Catholic Church for the spread of the disease? Apart from the fact that condoms are only a help in preventing the spread of Aids, the Church's position on sexually transmitted diseases is that couples should be faithful to each other and then there would be little or no risk of them catching Aids.

Letter: Africa's burden

Sir: I have recently returned from a tour of Zambia and Malawi. I had the privilege of visiting schools, hospitals, farms and rural areas and had private meetings with the President of Zambia and the Vice-President of Malawi.

BOOKS: AUDIO

Traveller's Gazette: Abroad

Book Review: Guess who came to dinner?

The Africa House by Christina Lamb Viking, pounds 12.99, 346pp; A monocled Englishman built a stately home in the heart of the African bush, but detested his fellow settlers. Caroline Moorehead on the proper gent who died a Chief

Salutary failure of an African Utopia

Historical Notes

Letter: The Aids orphans

Sir: Your report on the impact of Aids on the children of Zambia ("A nation of orphans where one in five adults has HIV", 27 July) asserts that new attitudes towards prevention are coming too late to stop the progress of the disease. It would be easy to dismiss Aids awareness-raising initiatives, but community education is still the best weapon we have in the fight to prevent the spread of the disease across Africa.
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Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff