Last week the European Parliament agreed on a new law to provide specific assistance and protection to people who suffer crime because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or, in a first for EU law, gender expression.
"The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future" and "Scattered Sand: the Story of China’s Rural Migrants" reviewed.
A simple act of protest that can take on mythical proportions.
The whole area still looks immaculate, but seems pointless.
The atmosphere between Washington and Beijing has soured, with mutual recriminations rising over the South China Sea, trade and human rights.
The trial of Pussy Riot is encouraging Russians to talk openly about corruption. But how is their message being received in a country where feminism is still a dirty word?
Oddly for a historian, Ferguson doesn't appear to have taken much notice of history.
The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
Efforts by Beijing to brainwash Hong Kong children spark protests.
GQ's Dylan Jones gets out and about.
The actress talks to Alice Gribbin about ER, East London and planning for the future.
Finding a shared British identity is vital to overcoming racial tensions.
A woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion receives 70,600 yuan in compensation.
Distracted by economic crisis, social unrest and slipping influence, the west is completely unprepared for China’s imminent global dominance. Australia’s ex-prime minister says we must act to build new bridges.
North Korean leader's "mystery woman" is a formerly married pop star.
A high-ranking operative from the Afghan Taliban movement on Pakistan, al-Qaeda and the future of Afghanistan.
Drone attacks are anything but impersonal for the Pakistani civilians on the ground.
Jemima Khan talks to the former president of Pakistan, who is plotting his political comeback.
These eyes in the sky are so popular, everyone from farmers to jewellery thieves wants one.
There is a sense that international law has failed.
Reports indicate at least 300 civilians - 63 of them children - have been killed by drones in Pakistan alone. Where is the scrutiny of this covert military operation?
On a Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, nothing beats a little subcultural voyeurism. In Yoyogi Park, Japanese rockabillies jive sombrely while a sugar-dusted scurry of Harajuku girls patter on to Takeshita Street.
Over a year after the tsunami, Japan continues to suffer.
“Mao was a bad man, but he was a very good subject”
The financial crisis has seen the global economy turned on its head. And it is China rather than Ame
Solid growth, despite falling short of expectations.
An online civil society group in Karachi wins a reprieve on internet censorship.
Rani Moorthy, Tamil Sri Lankan actress, discusses cultural dislocation, civil war, and her new one w
From the Chagos Islands to Pakistan, innocent civilians are pawns to America, backed by Britain. In our compliant political culture, this deadly game seldom speaks its name.