Karen Mcveigh

Could this be the second major city on the verge of a ‘day zero’?

Taps in capital city of Maputo being turned off every other day as climate change exacerbates southern African drought

Gasping for breath: Pneumonia’s deadly toll

A disease that claims the lives of two children under five a minute worldwide has hit drought-stricken Kenya hard, its spread driven by malnutrition.

Bin Laden’s killers end Somalia hostage drama

The commandos who swept into Somalia to rescue two hostages were part of Seal team six -- the same navy unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

US remembers the victims of 9/11 with tributes and tears

The day began exactly as it did on that fateful date 10 years ago: under a crystal-clear sky that heightened the colours of the city.

Walk on the wired side

The asset's coordinates are longitude -0.098610, latitude 51.519699. At least that's what the read-out on my computer screen says. I've never heard my son, Robbie, described as an asset before, but I guess there's a first time for anything. Two minutes later, I get an update. He's barely moved.

High price for cheap clothes

Two toddlers sit on a rusting grille platform built on bamboo stilts at the entrance to one of Bangladesh's fastest-growing housing developments. Three feet below them lies a festering mound of rubbish, into which a gushing waste pipe from a nearby factory discharges. Beyond them are rows and rows of windowless, airless, corrugated iron rooms, stacked on top of each other like chicken coops.

How the godfather’s wife ‘made it big in the Mob’

She was, quite literally, married to the mob. But despite being convicted of Mafia association earlier this month, Ann Hathaway, a former dancer from Rochdale who spent 20 years wed to one of Sicily's most notorious Mafia bosses, claims on Monday night she knew nothing of her husband's criminal activities.

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