Beijing regime says it will only pick ‘patriotic’ officials to run former British colony
More than 70 million sharks were killed last year, largely to satisfy rapacious demand from China's newly rich. But now there may fresh hope after all for sharks worldwide
A boy just 12 years old was offering opium and hashish on a scrubby patch of land outside this village on a recent day.
He was supposed to be a faceless accountant, but he has become a household name in India and perhaps the central actor in the nation's battle against corruption.
India's ruling Congress party presented an idea Tuesday that it hopes will win it the next elections: cash handouts sent directly into the bank accounts of poor people, replacing a corrupt and inefficient web of subsidies and rations that often fail to reach the intended beneficiaries.
As China's Communist Party prepares for its leadership transition, a wave of self-immolations has spread and accelerated across Tibet, in the most sustained protests against Beijing's rule there in five decades.
For more than two years, India's splintered coalition government struggled to reach a consensus on whether to open its doors to foreign retailers.
Ashok Khemka is a troublemaker.