The apocryphal tale of a natural disaster creating the country’s First Dynasty is backed up by a recent archaeological excavation.
In the two years since he took China's most important job, Xi Jinping has strengthened his grip on the state.
There is no “money” in Auroville, yet the Indian boys at the café were soon bringing me patisserie for bribes. In the form of money.
The US director is continuing to expose the stories of Indonesia's past atrocities, and sees film as a conduit to subjects investigative journalism no longer has the resources to reach.
As we advance through the series, its cities and centuries sounding like some powerful exclamation, what is happening more subtly is a sense of the country cohering as a nation.
Cutting through the patriotism in Russia's Victory Day march.
So rapid has China's development been that at any given moment there are vast, empty proto-cities waiting for people.
Everest has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.
I look at my house, damaged when a neighbour’s house collapsed on to it, and I wonder: will any of this be rebuilt?
It is now estimated that the death toll could reach ten thousand.
The global activity around the Armenian genocide centenary is unprecedented – reality TV stars, western lawyers, Turkish intellectuals, metalheads and the Pope have all spoken out. But has this brought international recognition any closer?
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