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If you want to buy a yellow ribbon to tie round your ponytail (or your old oak tree) or to decorate a birthday gift don’t bother to look online in China. The phrase “yellow ribbon” has been censored.
It’s not hard to work out why. Yellow ribbons are one of the symbols of the Occupy Central With Love and Peace protest movement in Hong Kong. (more…)
The demonstrators are a new generation, but they all know what happened in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989, when the Communist Party crushed a student protest in Beijing with tanks.
18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.
If Scotland gains independence, the UK’s influence and power will be increasingly consigned to history.
As we picked our way through the shards and rubble, we found a discarded DVD case – it was for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “End of Days”. It did indeed look like a scene from
All day long I’ve been watching Ukrainian armour retreat west, writes Lindsey Hilsum, who met a man with a stark warning for Nato leaders meeting in Wales.
This war is damaging lives across Ukraine, far from the cities that usually feature in news reports. Even if a ceasefire comes soon, it will be years before normality returns to peoples’
President Putin seems confident as he says one thing and does another – denying Russian soldiers have crossed the border despite overwhelming evidence is classic Soviet doublespeak.
Libya’s rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.
Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza execute 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders.