The apocryphal tale of a natural disaster creating the country’s First Dynasty is backed up by a recent archaeological excavation.
The boyband SMAP has been an important social binder in a nation that prides itself on its sense of community and homogeneity.
Some people shudder at the thought of jellied eels, or blanch if an oyster approaches. Not I.
A succession of tragedies on the world’s highest mountain has caused tensions between western climbers, their local guides, and the Nepalese government.
After the Taliban shooting at a Peshawar school a year ago that killed 144 people, Pakistan has started to gain control over domestic terrorism. But at what cost?
The government’s energy policies make can make it hard to decipher its commitment to emissions reduction.
A recent visit to Iraq has left me doubtful that the Prime Minister's plan can suceed, says Liam Byrne.
Turkish officials insist the plane was warned - but Russia insists the plane was not in Turkish airspace.
Wadia is notorious as a place where men get rich from the sexual exploitation of women.
North Korean refugees are being denied British asylum, despite having risked their lives to escape one of the world's most feared totalitarian dictatorships.
The Indian prime minister is visiting Britain this week. What will come out of it?
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