David Cameron heads off to Russia on Thursday for the G20 summit of world leaders, promising that he is not going to shy away from tackling Vladimir Putin, pictured, about a couple of very serious differences between Russia’s regime and ours.
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There are people in the Houses of Parliament who still don't know where Damascus, Syria is, even though we might bomb it
Thursday 29 August 2013
As world leaders continue to debate Syria and conversation amongst the commentariat focuses ever more sharply on whether we should go to war, the professional quiz masters over at usvsth3m have created an interactive map, asking ‘Do you know where Damascus is? The US and UK are probably about to bomb it.’
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The flock of royal correspondents who spent the best part of a fortnight outside St Mary's Hospital may have left their hard-earned spots of pavement behind, but in many parts of the country - and many media outlets - the quest for more, more, more baby news continues. What will the prince be called? Has it really got more hair than Wills? Is Kate already pumping iron to lose that disfiguring baby bump? If the sum total of coo-ing and clucking is driving you wild - here's five ways to turn the volume all the way down.
Friday 12 July 2013
A Chinese astronaut who taught schoolchildren about the wonders of science from space, jokes that one of the highlights of her cosmic trip was chasing pieces of chocolates around in zero gravity.
Thursday 13 June 2013
31-year-old man and baby in another vehicle also killed
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Poor old Gordon Brown. Scottish television has just shown an extract from a play by Kevin Toolis, The Confessions of Gordon Brown, that will have its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival. Its premise is that Gordon Brown was our greatest failure as Prime Minister in 200 years.
US returns stolen $1 million Tyrannosaurus to Mongolia, as Asian nation builds 'dinosaur museum' in tribute to 70-million-year-old skeleton
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The United States has returned a stolen, 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton to Mongolia.
Tuesday 07 May 2013
MI5 asks for secret hearing over ex-mole
Sunday 05 May 2013
I struggled for 10 years as a jobbing actor Dad [the actor Tom Conti] was always very helpful. He said acting was about being real. It's a simple view, but it's difficult if you are not getting work in the first place. I felt a bit of a fraud calling myself an actor as I had so little work.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Coal mining within the region has led to a major economic revival. But how has this prosperity benefited the nomads or the environment?
Friday 05 April 2013
The 'tyrant China strikes again' line isn't always applicable. We need more perspective when looking at China's policies in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia
Saturday 29 December 2012
Eric Prokopi is accused of acquiring the ancient remains from Mongolia between 2010 and 2012
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Add some berry shades to your wardrobe for an intoxicating look, says Naomi Attwood
Saturday 01 December 2012
"It's not how hard you play, it's where you put it," maintains Lisa Modlich, a fiercely competitive octogenarian and former French resistance fighter. She's one of the eight OAPs from around the world tracked in Hugh Hartford's lovely documentary about the Over-80s Table Tennis Championships, held in Inner
Monday 15 October 2012
The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin was dismantled in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, yesterday. The monument was hoisted off its plinth in a park and dropped on to a flat-bed lorry at a ceremony attended by the Mayor, Bat-Uul Erdene.
Friday 28 September 2012
In 1938 a team of Nazi scientists, funded by Heinrich Himmler went looting in Tibet, where Himmler believed the Aryan race originated.
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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