Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Feels like teen spirit: Thousands of young people flock annually to a Christian camp in rural France
Saturday 20 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
A Tibetan monk burned himself to death yesterday in south-west China, calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, the London-based Free Tibet organisation said.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Harvard professor replaces Dalai Lama as political leader
Sunday 31 July 2011
Sunday 31 July 2011
It is charming to discover that while George Osborne is peering down at the point noughts of growth, David Cameron's policy adviser Steve Hilton has his head in the clouds. Why the fuss that Hilton's blue-sky thinking includes the abolition of maternity and consumer rights and introduction of everlasting sunshine? If he calls for cautious reform and more team games, the mad monk is out of a job.
Friday 22 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Romans, Visigoths, Moors all came, saw and conquered. Now a new flight is encouraging us to drop by, says Adrian Mourby
Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu: Feared and outspoken politician who wielded immense power behind the scenes in South Vietnam
Thursday 16 June 2011
Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, described as "the dragon lady" or "the oriental Lucrezia Borgia", wielded a huge influence in the short history of South Vietnam. As the sister-in-law of Vietnam's bachelor President Ngo Dinh Diem, she was the glamorous yet sinister unofficial first lady, thriving on publicity and becoming a politically powerful and often critically outspoken figure during the early Vietnam War. Madame Nhu enjoyed the complete support of Diem, as well as the complete loathing of President John F Kennedy and the US government.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
Sunday 22 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Hardline nationalists from the JHU party of Buddhist monks staged a sit-in protest in Colombo yesterday against a report by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for both sides in the country's civil war to be investigated for war crimes.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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