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Simon Hooper reports from Ankara on the outcome of key Turkish elections and analyses some of the ch
Chinese goods undercut the rest because not much is spent on safety, many products are counterfeited
Manifesto for Silence: Confronting the Politics and Culture of Noise
Within Whitehall the terms of the debate on radical Islam have changed, but some on the left still d
We may be seeing the beginnings of a new, more robust, ideology in China and Russia that combines ca
Muslims living in the US enjoy a better life than those in Britain, says new research. Can Bush teac
Delight the BBC correspondent has been released and other issues
Most of us take energy provision for granted, but Russia's threat last year to cut off Western Europ
Robert Fell reflects on being a witness to the historic day, a decade ago, that Britain handed Hong
There was only one object in the Holy of Holies and this was a bronze mirror on the back was the tet
Observations on population
A religion with no founder, no scriptures and only a loosely organised priesthood
How Japanese religions are centred round three elements: birth, life and death
Is it possible to demystify this most opaque of religions?
An internet protest over human trafficking shakes the grip of the Chinese censors
The birth pangs of a film. The smell of Mumbai at night. And the mother of the streets who provides
With both US and Russian bases, Kyrgyzstan is caught in the middle of a battle for military dominanc
Even for George Bush, the apostle of climate-change deniers, an out-and-out obstructionist US positi
Observations on Tiananmen
Indian art nets record prices even as its makers suffer threats to their freedom of expression.
Neil Kinnock, chair of the British Council, tells Richard Brooks why China isn't ready for Tracey's
Lindsey Hilsum charts the Chinese government's ambiguous relationship with ancient buildings
Ziauddin Sardar has disappeared
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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The Cave of the Yellow Dog
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Karaoke: the global phenomenon
Zhou Xun and Francesca TaroccoReaktion,
A British court again upholds the right of the Chagossian people to live in their homeland four deca
Asking him if he was running for the leadership was a bit like asking Cameron if he'd taken cocaine.
Observations on Bangladesh