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My love of Indian food when I was growing up in New Zealand was very unusual. It all started with a Madhur Jaffrey cookbook, many moons ago. It was wh(...)

Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Danes woke on Friday wondering if the calendar had been turned back to April 1st. News that US president Donald Trump had floated the idea of purchasi(...)

George Orwell: ‘Marx discovered to be very lousy, ears full of nits, no doubt owing to the hot weather.’ Photograph: Photo 12/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Dipping into George Orwell’s Diaries for August 1939 this week, I was briefly confused by his apparent references to Karl Marx.   It wouldn’t be (...)

Protesters  demonstrate  after mass police detentions in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Prominent Russian artists and journalists were among a crowd that gathered outside a Moscow court on Thursday to support a student accused of stirring(...)

Rescuers, passengers and crew members  gather in a field following the  emergency landing near Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow. Photograph: Reuters

Two Russian pilots safely landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds, prompting the Kremlin(...)

Carlsberg has shifted its focus from cost-cutting to revenue growth, especially by selling more of its pricier brands. Photograph: Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg

Carlsberg posted a solid rise in half-year sales thanks to Asian markets, where consumers are trading up from mainstream beers to pricier premium bran(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

Christian Heyne, who lost his mother to gun violence, urges Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to legislate on background checks. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

There were tentative signs yesterday [Wednesday] that Congress was considering new measures on gun control, as the fall-out from two back-to-back mass(...)

New recruits of the Kosovo Security Force throw their caps in the air during their swearing-in ceremony at the Adem Jashari barracks in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani / AFP

Serbia and Kosovo have rejected a call from western states to make compromises that could help restart EU-brokered talks to normalise their relations.(...)

A picture taken on November 9, 2011 shows buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region. - Russia’s nuclear agency chief on August 12th confirmed that five scientists killed last week were developing “new weapons” and vowed to continue testing despite the explosion. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russian authorities announced the evacuation of the village nearest to the site of a nuclear accident in northern Russia on Tuesday, suggesting danger(...)

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