England's victory: Blood, sweat and beers

England, world champions. Sounds good doesn’t it? Clive Woodward and his team have battled through one of the world’s most demanding tournaments to give England something it has missed for almost 40 years.

Funds for HIV prevention falling

Funds to fight HIV are shrinking while 45 million new infections are estimated by 2010. However, if top nations hike their grants by a mere fraction much can be done.

Global terror front jumps west

In a relay of fast track approvals that ended with US President George W Bush, Turkey was last week declared "a front" in the global war on terror.

Get tanked up: Armour your car

Having security personnel is not enough to protect you from bombs, bullets and rockets while you're on the move. Behold the season of the personal tank, cocooning presidents and kings as well as the rich and famous.

Aids: The Romanian apartheid

Carrying HIV and Aids in Romania is a task made all the more difficult in the face of widespread ignorance and hostility from the country's non-carriers, as Daniela Tuchel finds out.

Synthetic hormones: Friend or foe?

Recent studies have questioned the impact of hormones used in female contraceptives, with more users reporting breast cancer and other debilitating illnesses than ever before.

Winning a television war

Does invasive television win wars? Or does the rendering of the truth in all its grime and gore fly in the face of the ‘official’ truth? Sally Brooks investigates…

Pioneering Brazilian writer Queiroz dies

Rachel de Queiroz, grand dame of the Brazilian literary community, passed away quietly this week. A published author at 20, Queiroz was a remarkable novelist, playwright, raconteur and columnist.

Old scotch in a new bottle?

Is image all in the land of whisky and bagpipes? Claire Munro explores how executives are trying to re-brand the Scottish experience.

Rio de Janeiro mounts 'war on terror'

Gunfights between police and gangs in a bustling Brazilian 'favela' see students at Rio's neighbouring 'American School' running for cover.

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