Gulf between rich and poor fuels revival of a practice which has become a status symbol for affluent men and a ticket out of poverty for young women
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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.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Maksim Bakiyev faces extradition to the US, charged with conspiracy to defraud and perverting the course of justice
Monday 08 October 2012
A Georgian woman who claimed to be 132-years-old - making her the world’s oldest human being ever - has died.
Saturday 29 September 2012
A superb study in the savagery of Soviet invasion and occupation of the Eastern bloc
Saturday 25 August 2012
How an Aylesbury doctor's idea to help injured servicemen recover from the Second World War spawned a festival of sport
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A warplane that came down in an eastern province crashed because of a technical failure and its pilot ejected, according to state media, while rebels claim they shot it down and captured the pilot.
Monday 13 August 2012
Four years on, the basketball narrative is much the same. The United States are again Olympic champions and Spain, while threatening that dominance, remain inferior. The US have now won men's gold at five out of the last six Games.
Sunday 12 August 2012
How to make friends by thawing the Ice Curtain
Saturday 11 August 2012
Mano Menezes knows how important this afternoon's final is. His players will take on Mexico for the gold medal in the men's football at Wembley at 3pm.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Tributes to designer of legendary British telescope and 'inventor' of modern astronomy
Monday 06 August 2012
Syria's first man in space has fled to Turkey and joined opposition forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the latest in a string of high-ranking defections, Turkey's state-run news agency reported yesterday.
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