Tashkent

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According to MainStreet, employees working remotely avoid the high rents and property prices in San Francisco’s Bay Area, as well as the inevitable long commutes from affordable accommodation to their place of work. Photograph: Getty Images

I was intrigued last week to read the announcement by a new San Jose-based company founded by three ex-Google staff, which is offering to pay $10,000 (...)

Gulnara Karimova, eldest daughter of Uzbekistan’s late president Islam Karimov, was being pursued by authorities seeking recovery of over $1.3bn of assets she controlled in foreign jurisdictions. Photograph: Muhammad Sharif/Getty

Gulnara Karimova’s spectacular fall from grace took a new twist this week after the daughter of the late president of Uzbekistan was transferred to ja(...)

Wreckage from the Munich air crash in 1958 in which eight Manchester United players were among the 23 people killed

A chartered plane with Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense has crashed in Colombia while on its way to the finals of a regional tournam(...)

Uzbek prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has been named interim president: was the official mourner-in-chief at Karimov’s funeral and met Russian president Vladimir Putin this week. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images

Uzbekistan’s parliament named prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as interim president on Thursday in succession to the late president Islam Karimov, s(...)

People attend the funeral ceremony of the late Uzbek president Islam Karimov at Samarkand’s Registan square. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Uzbeks, many weeping, lined the streets of the capital Tashkent on Saturday to watch the funeral cortege of president Islam Karimov, whos(...)