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Saturday 26 June 2010
Today: Find out about Japan's southern islands at Okinawa Day in London's Spitalfields, which celebrates art, music and food from this sub-tropical archipelago (okinawaday.org.uk). From Asia to Iberia ... the capital is also celebrating Spanish food in Potters Fields Park next to City Hall with Tapas Fantasticas. The event, which runs over the weekend, celebrates wines from Rioja and the country's venerated food ( winesfromrioja.co.uk/tapasfantasticas ).
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Suspected Kurdish rebels blew up a military bus in Istanbul, killing four people in an attack likely to lead to an intensification of the conflict between the Turkish authorities and the country's Kurdish minority.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
A roadside bomb rocked a bus carrying military personnel and their families in Turkey's largest city of Istanbul today, killing four, after the Turkish army stepped up operations against Kurdish rebels.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Wednesday 09 June 2010
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Saturday 29 May 2010
The drivers might only negotiate it for seven seconds, but at speeds between 153mph and 170mph they have to thread a needle that takes them through three apexes and more than 180 degrees, with forces greater than 3G.
Thursday 04 March 2010
Sunday 07 February 2010
I sometimes wonder if this column's title is entirely right; perhaps it should be called 'Invisible Ink' because, while neither Nevil Shute nor Eric Ambler is truly forgotten, their words have faded to a faintness only discerned by loyal fans. Reprints are available and second-hand copies lie in Oxfam shops, but both authors have been caught out by the passage of time.
Sunday 24 January 2010
London bankers are marketing the flotation of Koza Gold in a move that could value the Turkish miningcompany at around $2bn.
Friday 22 January 2010
Euro-crime buffs who have yet to meet the dictionary-loving Inspector Costas Haritos have an Athenian treat in store. Markaris is no formula-bound hack but a versatile author who, in his mysteries, turns the hero's sleuthing into a spotlight on a fast-changing Greek society.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Sunday 03 January 2010
Saturday 02 January 2010
This year's European Capital of Culture, Istanbul, has just been inaugurated. A year of cultural events, including an exhibition on Iranian civilisation at the Topkapi Palace, below, is underway (en.istanbul2010.org).
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 5 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales