One man's fight to help Brazil's orphans

Thirty years ago Mick Pease worked in the coal mines of North Yorkshire. Now he is a child care pioneer in Brazil helping thousands of homeless and orphaned youngsters find families.

Armenia: Teaching the strong to fail

The crime of Armenia’s so-called “special needs” boarding schools exposed…

Brazilian President attacks UN in London

Brazilian president Luiz Ignácio da Silva condemned UN inaction over the Middle Eastern conflict on Monday, as Tony Blair prepared to meet Israeli premier Ariel Sharon.

Most computers are sitting targets for hackers

A survey conducted by Belgian IT security company, ScanIT, shows many of the world's computers are "sitting targets" for hackers.

Firms face risky Iraq business

The UK Foreign office advises against "all but the most essential travel" to Iraq but some businessmen have never seen a better time to go.

Edinburgh Film Festival worth the wait

The official launch of the 57th Edinburgh International Film Festival didn’t go off quite as smoothly as was planned…

Who's afraid of the EU? A British response to a British problem

With the EU entering a new phase of integration, has anybody asked where Britain fits in? Why has the UK in general, whether Tory or Labour, almost always appeared scared by Brussels?

Private joke? Dentists 'are ripping off Britons'

It's hard to imagine a pain greater than a spell in the dentist's chair, but the bill afterwards can prove just as fearsome.

India's 'third sex': Ridiculed, persecuted, shunned

A poignant portrayal of the travails of India's eunuchs.

Romania rapped for prison brutality

A damning judgement from the European Court of Human Rights has put judicial reform in Romania back under the spotlight.

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