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US urges South Sudan to free last detainees

The United States has called on South Sudan to release the last four of a group of detainees held on suspicion of trying to stage a coup, a move that could clear a major sticking point in talks to end weeks of fighting.<p>The senior political figures were arrested after clashes broke out between rival …

China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.<p>As the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, Xi’an’s long history was aptly summed up by our English-speaking guide: “If Xi’an is the grandmother of cities, Beijing is a youth and …

China

A very Hong Kong festival

From 7 to 15 December, a new event celebrates all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food.<p>A celebration of all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food – is taking place this month in the form of …

A land of legend far Faroe away

The North Atlantic archipelago is a mystical place where Viking history mingles with Faroe folklore, sheep outnumber humans, and magical elves hide where birds come to roost.<p>These are interesting times for the Faroe Islands. The rugged North Atlantic archipelago is currently rewriting its history …

Faroe Islands

Apartheid's Useful Idiots

For many years, a large swath of this country failed Nelson Mandela, failed its own alleged morality, and failed the majority of people living in South Africa.<p>Nelson Mandela died yesterday, and all around the world, much-deserved hosannas are coming in, praising the life of one of the most …

Kremlin: 'no Russia-Ukraine deal' on gas or customs union

The Kremlin says Moscow and Kyiv have not signed an agreement on reducing Russian gas prices, and did not discuss Ukraine’s possible membership of a customs union at a meeting on Friday.<p>The two countries’ presidents met on Friday in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.<p>Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he became a gang member: "I wanted people to be scared of me. That's the only reason I got involved, to tell you the truth." Dagrou is built like a wardrobe, with huge, scarred arms, a deep voice and a disarming …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Living in: Abu Dhabi

Considered Dubai’s less-brash sister, a growing cluster of international museums and high-rise apartments make this city an increasingly attractive place to live.<p>The capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a modern miracle on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Considered Dubai’s less-brash sister …

Abu Dhabi