Hosanna's diary

HOSANNA was eight years old when she died of starvation, her life recorded for all


State of the nations

WITH THE world population heading for eight billion, 1.9 billion people now live in absolute poverty

Injection of hope

19.11.31 A MASS immunisation programme against Aids begins in Uganda next month

Comet catastrophe

18.08.31 GERMANY was in mourning yesterday after a comet fragment hit the city of Frankfurt



  • One of the first actions of the new centre-left government in Cuba has been to initiate a crackdown on the growing trade in designer babies. Laboratories across the nation have been offering gene treatments on embryos to produce desirable features, such as good looks or intelligence. Germ-line therapy is outlawed in Europe and the US, and Cuba had been under increasing pressure to curb the practice. JB