The saga sums up the crass stupidity of authoritarian regimes, whose fear of even mild challenges leads them to endlessly create martyrs
Russia’s Supreme Court has said the ruling that jailed the feminist punk group Pussy Riot was illegal and their case should be heard again.
Assem Allam has been talking about making the change for months
Government order puts an end to days of violent clashes, but protest leader vows to fight on until Prime Minister stands down
A 45-year-old man today denied murdering policeman Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm Estate riot 28 years ago.
Riot police used tear gas to disperse protesters outside the front of the building
Recent encounters caused Eric Randolph to modify his view of the man and his party - as it emerges that 30-year-old was holding discussions with former jihadi who has himself renounced fundamentalism
Ibrahim Omar and three others were shot dead as on Thursday
Thousands of riot police charge at teachers who have lived in a 'tent city' in Zocalo Square for many weeks
"Please don't lose the plot, Britain." An illuminated face spoke from out of the darkness in Blackout, a dystopian drama told in faux-documentary style that imagined what would happen if the nation suffered a massive power failure following a suspected cyber-attack on the national grid. But, of course, Britain was going to lose the plot, because people always end up doing so in a drama of this kind. José Saramago's Blindness gave us the most masterful example of how quickly urban society melts into chaos, desperation and savage self-survival when one crucial civilising thing is taken away for an indefinite amount of time.
Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has urged politicians to withdraw the invitation to controversial Indian politician Narendra Modi to visit the UK and “take a principled stand”. The message comes as critics plan protests on Monday against one of the MPs that invited Mr Modi.
A minor argument between two men has developed into Hindu-Muslim clashes
Tory MP addressed group whose Facebook page has called for Doreen Lawrence to be returned to her 'natural homelands' and said Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom is a 'legend' for his 'Bongo Bongo Land' comments
The Government has been accused of “insulting” the victims of the 2011 summer riots by burying their formal response to a report on the unrest and failing to act on its 63 recommendations.
Relatives meet with justice campaigners on anniversary of shooting that sparked London riots
Review of 61 accounts concludes that personal disputes and wider civil conflicts increase significantly with weather changes