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World condemns North Korea after successful missile test

First Reaction
Wed 12 Dec, AT 08:45

Long-range missile puts satellite into orbit, but tests could be part of nuclear programme

Palestine status: Israeli doves urge Netanyahu to back down

Talking Point
Thu 29 Nov, AT 14:20

Former PM Ehud Olmert and Haaretz come out in favour of UN 'non-member status' for Palestinians

Cleric al-Khatib chosen to lead Syrians' new anti-Assad effort

Talking Point
Mon 12 Nov, AT 10:21

Former imam to head Syria's government-in-waiting - but can he win over the rebels within Syria?

South Koreans upset with Japan for snubbing Gangnam Style

One-Minute Read
Wed 24 Oct, AT 15:33

Rapper Psy hasn't topped the charts in Japan due to 'dispute over contested islands', claim South Koreans

Cameron at the UN

Syria: Cameron talks tough at UN but Russia unlikely to budge

First Reaction
Thu 27 Sep, AT 15:24

Prime Minister says inaction over Syrian bloodshed will leave ‘terrible stain’ on UN’s reputation

Cameron boldly goes where Boris has gone before: Letterman

First Reaction
Tue 25 Sep, AT 09:15

British PM will emulate his Tory rival Boris Johnson when he appears on the Late Show but is this wise?

Togo women call sex strike: history suggests it might work

Deja Vu
Fri 31 Aug, AT 16:32

Activists calling for end to 'dictatorship' aren't the first to use sex as a political weapon...

US starts Agent Orange clean-up in Vietnam after 40 years

First Reaction
Fri 10 Aug, AT 15:09

But some say clean-up of deadly Vietnam War-era chemical is too little, too late

Madonna fans call her a 'slut' and throw bottles at Paris gig

One-Minute Read
Fri 27 Jul, AT 14:22

Singer was on stage for only 45 minutes and spent 15 of them 'wittering on about politics and tolerance'

Robert Fox

Syria: nothing can be done to stop bloodshed – but there is one hope

Mon 18 Jun, AT 09:39
Robert Fox

A senior UK diplomat says Assad's own Alawites might turn on his 'crooked' family. But Syria is not the only intractable crisis…