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Ukip's angry, left-behind voters are not going away

Nigel Farage draws his support from financially struggling white people who have completely lost faith in the political system. They're anxious about the future, angry about inequality, and they will still be here after May 7

Ukip has achieved remarkable things. Last year, at the European Parliament …

Nigel Farage

Richard III: we are definitely burying the right body, say archaeologists

Last week Dominic Sellwood argued that archaeolgists cannot be sure the skeleton in the Leicester car park really is Richard III. Professor Lin Foxhall from the University of Leicester says he is pretty certain they have the right man

Is Leicester Cathedral re-burying the right body this week? …

Richard III

Zimbabweans threaten to dig up the grave of Cecil Rhodes

The grave of Cecil Rhodes in Zimbabwe could be dug up amid anti-colonial protests in South Africa

The grave of Cecil Rhodes in Zimbabwe could be dug up after anti-colonial protests.

Rhodes is buried at a site he chose, known as World's View, in the Matopos Hills, half-an-hour's drive south of …

Cecil Rhodes

The crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii restored

Villa of Mysteries, which was destroyed in AD 79 by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and its neglect left Italy at risk of losing EU funding

Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story as …


Nigel Farage: the American Rand Paul is my soulmate from the Tea Party

In the ninth and last exclusive extract from his new book, The Purple Revolution, the Ukip leader reveals his kinship with a leading member of the Republican Right

The by-election in Newark in June 2014 was triggered when Patrick Mercer, the Conservative MP, stood down after he was exposed for not …

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage attacks 'bankrupt' voting system after predictions Ukip will come second in 100 seats

Ukip leader calls for electoral reform after research suggests the party could take between 10 and 15 per cent of votes at the election but win just half a dozen seats

Nigel Farage has called for the "bankrupt" first past the post electoral system to be scrapped after new research found the UK …


Game farm owner confirms elephants will be barbecued for Robert Mugabe's birthday

Tendai Musasa says he may even throw in a crocodile to show his gratitude for Mr Mugabe, whose regime helped him take control of a previously white-owned Victoria Falls game conservancy

A Zimbabwean game farm owner who has pledged two elephants, two buffalo, two sable antelopes and five impalas for …

Robert Mugabe

More than half of Brits would vote to leave the European Union

Norway's Europe minister warned Britain not to copy its own situation outside the EU, which leaves it unable to influence key economic rules it must …


The Korean Republic of New Malden: How Surrey became home to the 70 year-old conflict

“I came here because Britain is the greatest democracy in the world.” Choi Joong-hwa’s voice briefly crackles on the phone. Choi, 49, is from North …


John Maynard Keynes was literally high when he carried out the most important economic negotiations in British history

It’s a little-known fact that John Maynard Keynes was dosed up on mind-altering drugs when he carried out one of the most important economic negotiations in British history.

The ageing economist was suffering from heart disease when he was sent away to secure Britain’s post-war loan with the …


On the front line against the Dracula tax: Eurosceptics meet for first conference

Conservative MEP David Campbell Bannerman strode into the room with firm handshake at the ready, steely glint in his eye and free copies of his book …

United Kingdom

A Star Came Within 0.8 Light-Years Of Our Sun 70,000 Years Ago

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Britain's Roswell: the truth behind the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident

Did an extra-terrestrial craft land in a Suffolk forest during the winter of 1980? The maker of a new film, The Rendlesham UFO Incident, believes so

Dubbed “Britain’s Roswell”, the Rendlesham Forest incident, which took place over a series of nights in December 1980, continues to fascinate UFO …


Pak successfully test fire new stealth cruise missile

Islamabad: Pakistan successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to …

Pakistan detains 10,616 suspects after school attack

Islamabad: Security forces in Pakistan have detained 10,616 suspects on different charges after the savage Taliban attack on an army-run school last …

An insight into life in the labour camps of North Korea

With all the hacking hype and Poehler-Fey putdowns regarding the controversial film The Interview, some of the focus on North Korea and the daily life …


Europe could be torn apart by the wrong sort of Eurosceptics

In Greece, France, Spain – and increasingly in Italy – populist parties have emerged as the greatest internal threat faced by the European Union since its inception

My enemy’s enemy isn’t always my friend. As a Eurosceptic, you may think that I would be delighted by the rise of parties across the …


Kim Jong-il demanded $10billion, food and fertiliser from South Korea

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has revealed he refused to pay anything for holding summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il …