Peter Popham

Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.

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An injured person is carried to a helicopter to be airlifted out of Everest Base Camp, where 17 climbers were killed in avalanches triggered by the quake

Nepal earthquake: Thousands more feared dead as rescuers battle to reach inaccessible villages

Dozens stranded in sub-zero temperatures on Everest where many climbers have perished

China and India: Asia’s two mismatched giants are about to meet, and the omens aren't looking good

Sometimes it looks as if China is trying to tie India up in knots

Hillary Clinton and Aung San Suu Kyi met yesterday

Icons bid for power: Aung Suu Kyi and Hillary Clinton are facing a huge task

Clinton deserves more credit than anyone for Suu Kyi’s stunning leap, but time has a cruel way of turning political triumphs into pratfalls

The Dalai Lama, 79, says the next tulku could be female

Will the Dalai Lama be reincarnated? Only he can decide, claims senior Tibetan monk

The Karmapa Lama, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, responds to claims by the Chinese government that the Nobel Peace Prize winner was certain to be reborn

What extent do Obama’s policies bring about real change?

Military disengagement and diplomatic engagement have been the hallmark of this presidency in foreign affairs

With Iran and Cuba 'the Obama doctrine' takes hold – but how much difference will he really make?

Military disengagement and diplomatic engagement have been the hallmark of this presidency in foreign affairs

Milan is celebrating the best of food – so who invited McDonald’s?

For any self-respecting foodie McDonald’s and Italy are opposite poles, hell and heaven, sin and salvation

Amanda Knox will learn today if her conviction for murdering British student Mereditch Kercher has been upheld

Amanda Knox: A retrial, two films and endless speculation - will the fascination with Meredith Kercher's murder ever end?

Had the police and prosecutors been a little more patient Knox and Sollecito might never even have been arrested

Lee Kuan Yew during an official visit in France, April 1985

Lee Kuan Yew: An entirely exceptional leader who balanced authoritarianism with pragmatism

Modern Singapore was his creation and he was immensely proud of it

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Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living