Jessica Ennis and The Queen tie for poll position when inspiring the nation's women

Jessica Ennis and The Queen find themselves in a dead heat for first place in a survey of high profile British females that women find inspiring.  More than two fifths of British women (42%)...

Restricted access hampering lifesaving assistance in North Darfur

Fears new fighting may be on the horizon after tens of thousands displaced in Jebel Amir gold-producing area    KHARTOUM - Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the largest displacement...

The World Bank’s private sector financing arm doesn’t know the environmental and social impacts of nearly half its portfolio

Campaigners are calling for a fundamental overhaul of World Bank lending to financial markets actors, following the publication of an Ombudsman audit. The World Bank's Compliance...

Eastern Congo region of Masisi faces growing insecurity and threat of cholera

Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as region is hit by increased militarisation, poor harvest & little access to clean water Goma: The eastern Congolese region of Masisi...

Land investors targeting poorly governed countries to avoid red-tape, warns Oxfam

Investors are targeting the world's weakest governed countries to buy land, according to new analysis published by Oxfam to mark today's international day of action on land grabs.  ...

Compromise on the EU budget will put millions of people’s lives on the line

Ahead of the European Council meeting tomorrow in Brussels, Oxfam is warning that the compromise that EU leaders are set to reach on the EU long term budget this week will put millions of people...

Unregulated and unaccountable: how the private health care sector in India is putting women’s lives at risk

New evidence revealed by Oxfam today shows that women in India are being exploited and facing serious health problems, due to under-investment in healthcare by the Indian government and the proliferation...

Northern Mali: food and fuel in short supply as stocks looted and traders fail to return

In areas of northern Mali the price of food and fuel is rocketing as supplies start to dry up after looting following recent military operations, and with traders who have fled the area failing to...

Oxfam: Unpaid corporate tax could solve global hunger with money to spare

Oxfam today reveals that less than a third of the money that developing countries lose to corporate tax dodgers would be enough to end global hunger.  The international agency is calling...

Oxfam: Tax evasion is costing the UK economy billions, whilst poorest families hit by austerity measures

The equivalent of nearly £200 per household is being lost through illegal tax evasion as 220,000 people in the UK are forced to go to charity foodbanks. Whilst many people in the UK are...

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