Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Friday 28 June 2013
History, hokum, heartache, and strong women at the helm
Friday 28 June 2013
The Dalai Lama's Tibetan monks brought an oasis of calm to the chaos of Glastonbury Festival with a chanting session.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
A former resident academic on Channel 4's popular archaeology show Time Team has died at the age of 66.
Thursday 20 June 2013
Plans will cut water supply to abbey where Belgian monks brew prized Rochefort ale
Monday 17 June 2013
A group of Buddhist monks have become the subject of complaints after videos of them on a private jet, wearing aviators and listening to personal headphones emerged on Youtube.
Iran chooses replacement for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his vote, telling the US 'The hell with you'
Friday 14 June 2013
Nation chooses between six candidates amid tight regulations and stringent controls on international arbiters and journalists
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Glastonbury is well-known for its hippy vibe, but this year will be the first time the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan monks have taken to the stage.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Fearsome warrior appeals to the English King Edward II to cease Scots persecution
Saturday 11 May 2013
Learn about life in the Swiss mountains with the new BaseCamp package at Nira Alpina (00 41 081 838 6969; niraalpina.com). Keep all the family amused on a summer break at this designer hotel in St Moritz, in the Engadine Valley, with workshops for children on edible mountain plants, how to milk cows and make cheese, and active pursuits including kite-surfing, climbing and sailing. From Sfr875 (£606)pp for five nights' B&B, picnic two guided hiking tours, plus other trips and treats. Children aged under 12 can stay free of charge in their parents' room. International travel costs extra. Departures are between 15 June and 13 October.
Friday 03 May 2013
Former Hear'Say star Danny Foster said he turned to drink after the failure of the group before he was saved by a Hare Krishna monk
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Reports of armed gangs and looting after a Muslim woman apparently bumped into a Buddhist monk
Tony Blair's former chief of staff Jonathan Powell compares civil service culture with 'monastic order'
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Powell says officials 'lacks the skills for coping with a modern society'
'They stood shouting at us to come out and be killed': Anti-Muslim violence in central Burma has left thousands of people homeless
Tuesday 09 April 2013
In a wilderness of scorched rubble and twisted corrugated iron, a woman with wilted jasmine flowers in her hair was trying to locate what was left of her life. Ma Khin Aye lost her home and all her possessions when an anti-Muslim mob – including Buddhist neighbours with whom she had been friendly for years – set fire to it, along with all the others in the block in the central Burmese city of Meiktila. Armed with sticks and iron bars they then stood in the street, threatening to murder the terrified residents as they fled.
Thursday 04 April 2013
When the Dalai Lama received £1.1m last year from the Templeton Foundation, he did what all good Buddhist monks who have preached against materialism might be expected to do – he gave it away.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Top courses must be international if they want to compete, says Peter Brown
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'