Ali Zaidi

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India mass sterilisation: women were ‘forced’ into camps, say relatives

Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilisation campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to attend the camp.<p>More than 80 women underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies at a free government-run camp in the central …

The truth about evil

Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits<p>When Barack Obama vows to destroy Isis’s “brand of evil” and David Cameron declares that Isis is an “evil organisation” that must be …

Discoverer of Lucy skeleton hopes to find what made us human

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Lucy, the partial skeleton of an ape-like creature that walked upright 3.5 million years ago. The 1974 find would forever change humanity's understanding of where our species came from and how <i>Homo sapiens</i> evolved.<p>Donald Johanson is the …