Ireen Stephina

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Food insecurity acts

The Shanta Kumar Committee report, released last week, on a range of issues relating to procurement, storage and distribution of food grains is not …

India

Yola: the city where people fleeing Boko Haram outnumber 400,000 locals

Looming humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s Adamawa state as aid workers say only a fraction of 1.5m refugees settled in camps<p>The little girl in a tattered pink dress stood on the church steps, crying so hard she couldn’t get the words out. Someone had pointed her out to Father Maurice Kwairanga who …

Africa

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Universe

Fukushima leak is 'much worse than we were led to believe'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1004000/1004782_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522406719_cb14447315e9bc81d15951ebef586d02<p><b>A nuclear expert has told the BBC that he believes the current water leaks at Fukushima are much worse than the authorities have stated.</b><p>Mycle …

Fukushima

No butterfly, no backstroke bitching … a new set of swimming pool rules

Swimming pool etiquette has moved on since the days of 'no smoking' – so here are my updated guidelines. And it's not 'petting' if someone accidentally bumps into you, OK?<p>• Welcome to our new swimming blog - do come and tell us what you would like to read about and what subjects we should cover<p>Back …

Liberty’s lost decade

THE case of Private Bradley Manning, convicted this week by a military court of leaking secrets to the WikiLeaks website and now facing up to 136 …

Surveillance

Family life: A lone father in the 1930s, a mother's piano skills remembered, and currant shoddy

Readers' favourite photographs, songs and recipes<p><b>Snapshot: A hands-on father before his time</b><p>This is my grandfather, Joseph Whelan, who had clearly done his duty as a good Irish Catholic dad and produced a beautiful baby every few years or so – but production had ceased by the time this photograph …

Langston Hughes showed me what it meant to be a black writer

His 1926 essay, The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain made clear that a black writer must write the best work they can, while refusing to be defined by other people's racial agendas<p>One of my first columns on these pages didn't make it into the paper. I'd written about the Nato bombing of Bosnia …

India's Most Hated: How a village boy who came to Delhi to escape penury lost his way and committed the most heinous of crimes

It's a quiet, rainy morning in a small village in the heart of western Uttar Pradesh. The slushy road is difficult to walk on. The residents, mostly …

'WWIII Queen's speech' script revealed

<b>The Queen was expected to urge Britons to pray and remain united and resolute in the event of the "madness" of nuclear war, papers from 1983 show.</b><p>The script for a hypothetical broadcast has the monarch describing the threat to the "brave country" as "greater" than any other in history.<p>It also …

Ronald Reagan

In Afghanistan, Fathers Barter Daughters to Settle Drug Debts

A journalist spends 10 years tracking down the tragic fate of one opium bride.<p>I had been looking for her for 10 years. I nearly got kidnapped searching for her. I wrote a book inspired by her. And tonight, I was about to talk to her.<p>Darya was a green-eyed, 12-year-old schoolgirl who enjoyed playing …

Behold, the Innards of a Spacesuit

The innermost workings of an astronaut's outerwear<p>Ever wondered what the inside of a spacesuit looks like? Neither had I, really. Last week, however, the world had reason to consider the inner workings of the garment that my new favorite site on all the Internet refers to as the "space costume." A …