In recent years, young adult fiction has moved from the fantastical and the dystopian to an altogether more compelling and trickier terrain: real l(...)

 Chinese actors play Japanese soldiers in a film.  China is to  mark in style  the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, or the second World War. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Returning home from dinner on the bus last Saturday night, we were halted at the Dongzhimen intersection in downtown Beijing to make way for scores of(...)

A demonstrator marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown participates in a protest on West Florissant Avenue on on Tuesday night  in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images 0:26

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over last year’s police killing of an unarmed black teenager ended peacefully on Wednesday morning, law enforcement of(...)

Protesters in Ferguson this week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Two reporters who were arrested while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, have been charged with trespassing and interfering wit(...)

Members of the Oath Keepers in Ferguson on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to pr(...)

Police detain a protester in Ferguson on Monday. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters 1:31

Police in riot gear contained roughly 200 protesters who had gathered in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on Monday to mark the anniversary of the po(...)

Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday.  Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images 1:01

Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri, after gunfire erupted on the anniversary of a high-profile police shooting and prosec(...)

St Louis County Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stand guard as protesters march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images. 1:01

St Louis County police officers shot and critically injured a man who fired at them in Ferguson late on Sunday night, said authorities, setting this r(...)

Demonstrators gather to protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Roberto Rodriguez/EPA

Marches, prayers and a moment of silence will take place on Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, to mark a year since an unarmed black teenager was fatall(...)

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “While the UK threat level from international terrorism remains severe, we would like to reassure the public that we constantly review security plans for public events, taking into account specific intelligence and the wider threat. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/PA Wire

The UK Metropolitan Police has encouraged people to continue with their plans to attend celebrations to mark the anniversary of the end of the second (...)