Anybody who thinks he or she knows about cinema thinks he or she knows about Orson Welles. At the time of his death in 1985 it was fashionable to a(...)

Frame up: Welles on the set of ‘Verites et mensonges’ (‘F For Fake’ or ‘Truths and Lies’), 1973 (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)

Orson Welles was a 16-year-old prodigy when he blagged his way on to the stage of Dublin’s Gate Theatre. Recalling his time there, he said: “I star(...)

One of the most popular fast food chains in China is the fried chicken restaurant KFC – the stores are ubiquitous and generally packed wherever you go(...)

Rescuers working to raise the sunken ship in Jianli, central China’s Hubei province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

At least 396 people were confirmed dead after a cruise liner carrying more than 450 people capsized in China on Monday. Rescue teams have now s(...)

Rescuers trying to find survivors from a cruise ship that sank in the Yangtze River cut into the ship’s hull as hopes faded of finding more people alive. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China has pledged that there would be “no cover-up” of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 peo(...)

Rescue workers are seen next to the capsized passenger ship Eastern Star in the Yangtze river. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images 0:51

Scores of divers searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly tourists, as the(...)

An elderly passenger is escorted to the river bank after being rescued from the “Eastern Star” vessel which sank in the Yangtze River. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images 0:51

China was facing one of the worst shipping disasters in its history, as hundreds were feared dead when a cruise ship capsized on the Yangtze River wit(...)

Rescue workers search on a sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters 0:51

Divers have pulled two people alive from inside a capsized cruise ship in China and are preparing to rescue at least four more, state broadcaster CCTV(...)

Parliamentarians in Norway have called on the country’s $900 billion sovereign wealth fund to dump its holdings in companies with close commercial ties to the coal industry. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After a six-year rally, there are no bargains in the world’s biggest stock market. The median company in the cheapest S&P 500 sector – financials (...)

The Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Centre of Shanghai: the city is home to more than 50,000 of China’s super-rich, as is the case in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China, the world’s second-largest economy, may not be growing as quickly as it was a couple of years ago but its number of super-rich keeps rising s(...)