Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
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Friday 24 May 2013
Lawyers for the key witness in the case against Alexander Lebedev, the Russian businessman and financial backer of The Independent, have said he is unable to return to Russia to testify.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Taiwanese-owned factory was making sports shoes Asics
How an eco-pioneer from Torquay launched a miracle crop, risked a fortune, and ended up in a Cambodian prison
Friday 05 April 2013
Gregg Fryett sold a green miracle to his investors – and now they could lose up to £32m
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Medic leaves note saying he can't look people in face after contestant's death
Second tragedy for French version of Survivor reality show as staff doctor kills himself following death of contestant
Tuesday 02 April 2013
A doctor working for France's version of the television reality show Survivor committed suicide yesterday, leaving a note saying he had been unfairly criticised over the death of a contestant, the programme's broadcaster said.
Sunday 17 March 2013
No one cares how Irish or how un-Irish you are; we can all still celebrate
Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal thrown into chaos as Ieng Sary, one of the three men standing trial, dies
Thursday 14 March 2013
The Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal was today facing fresh turmoil after it was announced that one of the three men standing trial for war crimes had died in hospital.
Great getaways: Cycling tour of South-east Asia, escape to Miami, Easter in Val Thorens and Egyptian retreat
Sunday 17 February 2013
Friday 25 January 2013
At first, police thought the men holed up in a provincial Cambodian bank were holding hostages. Then it became apparent they were drug addicts. Finally, they concluded that it was all an amateurish inside job to rip off the tills.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Crew withdraw their accusations after agreeing £12,500 compensation deal
Friday 11 January 2013
A Russian man detained in Cambodia for allegedly threatening and assaulting local sailors could be released after his lawyers agreed to pay compensation to the victims of the attack.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
A Russian tycoon arrested in Cambodia for threatening local sailors is likely to stay in custody until the end of the month at least, and could face up to three years in jail.
Friday 04 January 2013
A controversial Russian property tycoon has been arrested in Cambodia after an incident in which he and friends apparently imprisoned several local sailors and then forced them to jump into the sea at knifepoint.
Friday 14 December 2012
An investment in an entrepreneur living in poverty in the developing world could prove to be the most inspiring gift you give this Christmas.
Tips and deals of the week: The Kulm Hotel, Black Sheep Guides and the Victorian Manx Electric Railway
Sunday 09 December 2012
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil