News Cameron promised to pull the Conservatives out of the European People's Party because it is too pro-EU

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.

Mongolia set to list vast mineral assets in London

Mongolia, home to potentially some of the world's largest mineral deposits, is set to float some of its state-owned mining assets after receiving proposals from a number of bourses, including the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

My Life In Travel: David Mitchell, novelist

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5,000 flood Mongolia's capital, demand new governemt

More than 5,000 protesters surged through the center of Mongolia's capital to demand that parliament be dissolved and promised aid be handed out.

Terence Blacker: The secrets in your surname

They reveal family origins, as well as insights into one's life and character

Amy Jenkins: The fantasy that is violent women

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Travel Agenda: Chessington World of Adventures; Aer Lingus; Wild Heart Gathering

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Baroness Park: Diplomat and Intelligence Service officer who served in Moscow, Hanoi, Africa and Mongolia

The shade of Daphne Park would not be the least disconcerted or offended – she was a Lady of powerful opinions pungently expressed – by being dubbed "Baroness Spooks".

Mongolian drought turns Beijing orange

Beijing was shrouded in orange dust over the weekend after a sandstorm that has spread over 313,000 square miles blew into the Chinese capital.

Molotov's Magic Lantern, By Rachel Polonsky

In search of a past behind Moscow's closed doors

Sue Montgomery: McCoy to buy Time for Aintree aim

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Mongolia or bust: The appeal of the Mongol Rally

Today 500 'totally unsuitable' vehicles set off for Ulan Bator. Why? Because it's there...

Katy Holland: Glamping - The coolest craze in canvas

Are we there yet? Step away from the tent poles right now – and consider glamping instead

Album: Jah Wobble and the Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dub, (30 Hertz)

Since his seminal work with Public Image Limited some 30 years ago, no other bass player has left so recognisable a sonic footprint on their work than Mr Wobble.

Sumo wrestling world rocked by allegations

When it comes to the ancient sumo heritage, Japan's traditionalists have never exactly welcomed the influx of foreigners into the ring. Now the newcomers are threatening to blow the lid on the inner workings of the centuries-old sport, with bone-crunching allegations that wrestlers are being paid to dump fights.

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

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Money, corruption and drugs

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America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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