Delusions about the British Empire do not a UK-India free trade agreement make.
Not just legislation, but hyper-nationalist patriots are an increasing threat to free speech.
The apocryphal tale of a natural disaster creating the country’s First Dynasty is backed up by a recent archaeological excavation.
The cultural icon, known as “Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian”, was killed by her brother, in a country where more than 1,000 such murders occur per year.
The economics of shame.
Britain can shut its borders, but it can't alone stop climate change.
With the official verdict being that Mao was “70 per cent good, 30 per cent bad”, his legacy is never far from the mind of today's politicians.
In an age of fear about immigration, the success of the Bangladeshi population in Britain has a deeper resonance.
A record-breaking heat wave in Rajasthan reveals how badly we lack the necessary infrastructure to cope with the human suffering climate change is already causing.
China’s aggressive claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea have angered its Asian neighbours and raised fears of a showdown with the US.
The advertising of skin whitening products has shifted from the downright offensive to the consciously discreet, but the range on offer keeps proliferating.
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