14 July 2014 12:24 AM
The group is one of the world’s most successful acts – but they are steeped in controversy
01 July 2014 06:12 PM
The country will now be able to engage in collective self-defence and come to the aid of a military ally who is under attack, but the move has proved to be bitterly divisive
01 July 2014 03:29 PM
Japan’s coalition government has approved a controversial reinterpretation of the nation’s pacifist constitution that will let its troops fight overseas for the first time since World War II.
18 June 2014 06:44 PM
At least 600 children a year fall victim to paedophile directors and photographers
07 February 2014 06:29 PM
Naoki Hyakuta says Japan was lured into the Second World War by America while liberating Asia from white colonialism.
Taiji Cove dolphins: Japanese government defends 'lawful' slaughter as hunters prepare to kill 200 animals
20 January 2014 06:19 PM
Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier to give himself in: “When I surrendered, the past seemed like a dream”
17 January 2014 04:28 PM
Second Lt. Onoda, who finally surrendered in 1974, has died at the age of 91
27 December 2013 06:08 PM
A beauty queen is in hiding after exposing a major talent agency’s alleged links to a crime syndicate
16 December 2013 06:35 PM
Five of the seven officials who walked alongside Kim Jong-il’s hearse in December 2011 have been killed, purged or sent to labour camps
North Korea: First Kim Jong-un orders execution of uncle - now it emerges that victim's wife was involved in decision to execute him
13 December 2013 02:32 PM
Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle branded 'traitor for all ages'
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
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- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
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- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45