Anish Dasgupta

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Commonwealth: Seven things you might not know

<b>Commonwealth leaders are meeting in London. Here are seven things about this club of nations that you might not know.</b><p>1) It's home to almost one-third of the world's population<p>About 2.4 billion people - out of 7.4 billion globally - live in the Commonwealth's 53 countries. And most of them are under …

South Africa

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

Donald Trump

Here is how the US empire will spiral into fascism and collapse — according to science

A sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11 attacks warns that American global power will collapse under Donald Trump. …

Globalization

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

India withdraws sweeping new rule clamping down on fake news

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday withdrew a sweeping new order clamping down on journalists accused of spreading fake news.<p>The U-turn came hours after the ministry announced that reporters' press credentials could be suspended simply for an accusation of …

India

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the …

Journalism

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

Xi Jinping: what is behind the Chinese president’s power grab?

Xi wants to be his country’s ‘unrivalled helmsman’ but what does this mean for China and the rest of the world?<p><b>What’s Xi up to?</b><p>By moving to abolish presidential term limits this week, Xi Jinping has obliterated any lingering doubts over his desire to remain China’s “unrivalled helmsman” for many …

China

How corrupt is your country?

A look into Transparency International's latest report on corruption around the world.<p>Despite efforts to tackle corruption around the world, progress is still frustratingly slow, according to the latest report from Transparency International.<p>Its annual Corruption Perception Index reveals some …

Why I am hanging up my crystal ball

When it comes to predictions about Trump, even I know when I am in over my head<p>(Gstaad) - I caught a whiff of it as it rolled in from the east, the smell of hypocrisy being different from others that penetrate our olfactory nerves in everyday life. It was coming from Davos and it had a Graeco-Roman …

Downing Street

Eddie Adams' iconic Vietnam War photo: What happened next

<b>Photojournalist Eddie Adams captured one of the most famous images of the Vietnam War - the very instant of an execution during the chaos of the Tet Offensive. It would bring him a lifetime of glory, but as James Jeffrey writes, also of sorrow.</b><p><i>Warning:</i> <i>This story includes Adams' photo of the moment</i> …

Vietnam War

Forget Britain’s nuclear deterrent – here’s what Russia is really afraid of

Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters<p>British defence spending and capabilities are in the middle of a bitter review in which the potential threat from Russia is frequently invoked, whether that means cutting …

Russia

Here's why people in Iran are protesting, and what's likely to happen next

The protests currently taking place in Iran are some of the biggest seen there for almost a decade, and even more widespread than the pro-reform …

South Asia

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East

In 1988, the Soviet intelligence service, the KGB, looked at its mistakes in the Middle East, where the CIA often had the upper hand. Putin has …

Russia

U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands Apologizes After Bizarre 'Fake News' Exchange

The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands is apologizing after a bizarre exchange with a Dutch reporter went viral in both countries.<p>When Pete …

Europe

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

In December 1917 — 100 years ago this month — the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status.<p>In the century since, Jerusalem has been …

Israel

5985 Premium Lightroom Presets

Pixelo’s Colossal Bundle, a huge set of 5985 premium Lightroom presets that help you transform your images into eye-catching visuals in no time!<p>This …

It's Not an Act

It’s no longer possible to pretend that President Trump is simply playing at bigotry, hypocrisy, and detachment from reality.<p>Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has delivered a concentrated dose of misinformation, self-sabotage, hypocrisy, and bigotry that stands out even by the standards of …

Donald Trump

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Human Rights

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

51 minutes ago<p>Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will mostly likely be rocking the team's 1967-68 throwback jerseys in 2018.<p>76 minutes ago<p>If the …

Secret ties? A guide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

“Lots of Israelis see Mohammad bin Salman’s assertiveness favorably and as a positive thing. But I think this conduct is reckless."<p>Saudi deputy crown …

Britain’s colonial crimes deserve a lasting memorial. Here’s why

Our nation must confront the inconvenient facts of its history rather than glorious versions of an imperial past. That’s why we need a museum of empire<p>The trouble with the English, remarked Salman Rushdie in typically apt fashion, is that they don’t know their history, because so much of it …

World History
Africa

Ratko Mladic: A symbol of the project of evil

Year after year, I have been recording the testimonies of people whose loved ones were killed in Srebrenica by Serb forces.<p>"All my children were killed."<p>"Six sons, two brothers ... and finally my sister was hanged."<p>"My four brothers ... and my father is the fifth ... they never came back ... I only …

How Nazis courted the Islamic world during WWII

Tens of thousands of Muslims fought for the Nazis in World War Two. DW spoke with historian David Motadel about whether pragmatism or anti-Semitism …

World History

The 100-year-old letter that still divides the Middle East

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>In a year brimming with profoundly symbolic centennials, Thursday marks perhaps the most politically fraught</b> …

Israel

The October Arab-Israeli War of 1973: What happened?

Forty-four years since the October war in 1973, Israel still occupies Palestinian territories and Syrian Golan Heights.<p>It has been 44 years since the start of the 1973 War between Israel, Egypt and Syria.<p>The war, known to Israelis as the Yom Kippur War, and to Arabs as the October War, ushered in a …

Israel

What's it like to have created the world's most famous photograph?

Steve McCurry, the celebrated war photographer, talks to Mary Wakefield about the ethics of making pain look pleasing<p>Could it, at times, be frustrating to have taken one of the world’s most famous photographs? Steve McCurry’s ‘Afghan Girl’ (1984) is, according to the Royal Geographic Society, the …

Photographers

Worth dying for?

When it comes to the war in the greater Middle East, maybe we’re the bad guys<p>I used to command soldiers. Over the years, lots of them actually. In Iraq, Colorado, Afghanistan, and Kansas. And I’m still fixated on a few of them like this one private first class (PFC) in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in …

Middle East