The five metre-wide hole may have been caused by a nearby quarry
Among those granted asylum in the UK after Hong Kong was handed to China in 1997 was Chen Luwen
The student says he was 'lured by the United States administration to commit a crime'
The casting would “provoke protest actions”, said St Petersburg’s Communist Party
Mr Balakrishnan outlines series of global events he claims were orchestrated by his invisible mind-controlling accomplice
The 75-year-old ruled over a band of women supporters in his south London communist collective
From December 1981 until June 1989 he was the second-most important person in Poland
The terms 'socialist' and 'communist' are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War
Zhou Yeling couldn’t wait until 7am for a long-awaited date with her favourite Englishman.
Music looms large for Jonathan Lethem. In the past, citing Walter Pater's dictum that "all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music", he has said that he tries to make his prose "as musical as I can".
China is the world's largest manufacturer and consumer of tobacco
State media says China's top legislature has sanctioned the ruling Communist Party's decision to allow couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child.
Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle branded 'traitor for all ages'
The Tories don’t have a great record on acknowledging his contribution to peace in South Africa
How should authors transform autobiography into self-standing fiction? For Karl Ove Knausgaard, with A Man in Love (translated by Don Bartlett; Vintage, £8.99), this second volume in the Norwegian writer's acclaimed "My Struggle" series mines the everyday material of young fatherhood. Yet he converts it into a stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape.
‘If Mao was God, then he was the Pope’, says former activist who knew Aravindan Balakrishnan in the 1970s, when he was expelled from the Communist Party of England