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
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party