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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Rohingya migrants in a boat adrift in the Andaman Sea last week

Harrowing stories emerge as Burma boat people are cast adrift off Asia’s shores

The maritime refugee crisis in the Andaman Sea is the biggest on the continent since the flood of Vietnamese boat people in the late 1970s

Rohingya migrants pass food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter to others aboard a boat drifting off the southern Thai island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman

Asia's migrant crisis: Thousands of trafficked boat people cast back out to sea by Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

Boat-loads of desperate and malnourished refugees from Burma and Bangladesh are being caught in 'a game of maritime ping-pong'

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

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