Your father was a diplomat and you had lived in, by my count, seven different countries by the time you were an adult. Can you imagine a life without travel?
The reason Khan is so popular with young people is that he speaks the language of Pakistan's millions of disaffected youths; as an outsider with little political baggage
Venezuela’s President-elect Nicolas Maduro has claimed that a centuries-old curse will strike anyone who fails to vote for him in next week’s election.
The battle to succeed El Comandante has begun
America and Venezuela have not been the best of friends lately but Hollywood stars have been quick to pay tribute to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez who died of cancer last night aged 58.
When the Cuban delegation arrived for the London Olympics last summer, no one paid very much attention to the mid-level government official with thick silver hair who was leading it. Miguel Diaz-Canel was not Raul Castro, after all, and most of the rest of the world had barely heard of him. So why get overly excited? Now we know why Diaz-Canel, 52, was chosen for the task and why just a few weeks earlier he accompanied Raul to the Rio plus 20 Summit on global warming in Brazil. He was being deliberately groomed as the man the Castro brothers had judged to be the best option to take over when finally they cede control to a new generation.
Venezuelans are today voting in what is predicted to be the country's closest presidential election in a decade.
Oil, foreign investment, free enterprise, and golf courses are on their way
Antonio Vazquez, Mexico's self-styled "Grand Warlock", has made his annual new year forecasts, including the prediction that the US President Barack Obama will fail to regain the White House.
The chairman of Bell Pottinger's parent group has launched an internal investigation after this week's controversy about the lobbying company.
Cometh the hour, cometh "The Dude". A few years ago, it felt as if classical music's energy was flagging. It needed a superhero: a young, hip, charismatic figurehead who could take centre stage and inspire a new generation to embrace an art that should be accessible to all but is not always perceived that way. Then, out of the impoverished urban sprawls of Venezuela, emerging from a legendary music education scheme known as El Sistema, along bounced Gustavo Dudamel.
Venezuela's President has been in Cuba for cancer treatment, but the opposition seems powerless to mount a serious challenge
Venezuela was on the brink of political chaos last night after President Hugo Chavez admitted in a televised address that he has cancer.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez told his countrymen that he underwent a second surgical procedure in Cuba for the removal of a cancerous growth.
Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Venezuela.