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The garden of a British diplomat is believed to have been dug up after his son was arrested on Saturday
Sir Nicholas Browne was targeted by an angry mob in Tehran in 1989 after the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the killing of the author Salman Rushdie over his book The Satanic Verses. Browne, then the British chargé d'affaires, had to retreat with his staff to the inner rooms of the British embassy as the crowd, variously estimated at between two and ten thousand, hurled debris that smashed the building's windows, only a few yards away from the imposing black-painted outer gates adorned with the Royal Crest. He was forced to call for police protection, though no one was hurt.
Radical anti-government protesters were forced to give up their brief occupation of Ukraine’s Justice Ministry on Monday after fellow opposition groups accused them of jeopardising peace negotiations.
Chairman previously claimed use of 'comfort women' was 'common'
Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered. Now, in an effort to drive down demand, conservationists are working on campaigns to understand what makes rhino horn consumers tick.
As the Sochi games approach, Lush stores around the world will be running a Valentine’s campaign in defence of equal love
Humanitarian aid reaching desperate people trapped by the fighting could be the first tangible step in the talks between the regime and rebels in Syria, with a convoy moving to besieged Homs within 48 hours.
Britain's oversight of US bases ‘in urgent need of revision’
Family claim UK is unwilling to help for fear of risking jet deal
Over-50, overseas, overambitious and under-insured: those are the travellers causing the biggest headaches for the Foreign Office, a conference in London was told today.
Patrick Cockburn in Damascus finds people resigned to Geneva talks failure
Some have claimed the former manager's presence has acted as a distraction this season
We must assume things will get worse before they get better
Women the world over are falling over themselves for an evening in the silver-tongued actor's scintillating company
The Toffees had to pull a video from their website in which Lukaku appeared to defend the French striker
Edgar Tamayo's death was delayed by three hours as the US Supreme Court heard last-minute appeals