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Burma census bans people registering as Rohingya

<b>Burmese officials have begun the first national census in three decades, but are refusing to allow people to class themselves as Rohingya.</b><p>The UN, which is helping to carry out the census, said all Burmese should be allowed to choose their own ethnicity.<p>But Burmese officials said the Muslim Rohingya …

Peter Carey to tackle computer hacking and international politics in new novel

Peter Carey has won the Booker prize twice for his ventures into historical fiction, True History of the Kelly Gang and Oscar and Lucinda. Now the acclaimed Australian author is set to address a rather more modern situation in his new novel, Amnesia: the "cyber underworld", with a story of a hacker …

Jimmy Carter Speaks Out On Religion And Equality For Women; Slams Sexist Biblical Interpretations

Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action for religions to stop using scripture to trample on women's rights.<p>He spoke about his new book out today, "A Call To Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power," with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski and responded to her question about …

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Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Air pollution has become the world's largest environmental risk, killing an estimated 7 million people in 2012, the World Health Organization says.<p>That means about 1 out of every 8 deaths in the world each year is due to air pollution. And half of those deaths are caused by household stoves, …

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2 Is In Development

<b>Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2</b> is officially on the way. At a recent horror convention, stars <b>Tyler Labine</b> and <b>Alan Tudyk</b> announced that producers recently …

Hollywood Debunked: What Really Happened Inside the Hotel Rwanda

<i>"For those who have learned of this story only through the famous movie Hotel Rwanda, the story of Edouard Kayihura is a privileged opportunity to put reality to the Hollywood dramatization."</i> -- Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Retired) Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force for …

Mark Haddon helps launch online petition against prisoner's book ban

Eminent writers from Mark Haddon to Philip Pullman have poured scorn on "despicable" new rules from the Ministry of Justice, which effectively ban prisoners from being sent books from outside.<p>Calling the rules a "malign and pointless extra punishment, which is not only malign and small-minded but …

The China Debt Bomb That Wasn't

What started in 2013 has become an international obsession. On March 15, Suntech Power sent a note to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission saying it defaulted on a $541 million bond and other outstanding loans due that day. It was the first ever default of a Chinese multinational.<p>That is, …

Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012 : WHO | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world’s single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.<p>Rush hour traffic fills an avenue leading up to the Arc de Triomphe which is seen through a small-particle haze …

In Crimea, Those Who Refuse To Vote Are Making Dumplings

<i>Varenyky</i> are Ukrainian dumplings stuffed with fruit or potatoes and topped with sour cream. Today, they became a symbol of political protest.<p>While tens of thousands of Crimeans went to the polls on Sunday to vote — the result is almost certain to separate their peninsula from Ukraine and join …

Anzac's Long Shadow: The Cost of Our National Obsession – review

It didn’t take long for James Brown’s critics to start taking pot shots after the publication of his small but very powerful book, Anzac’s Long Shadow. But Brown, a former Australian military officer who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, would have anticipated that response when he set about …

For World Poetry Day – dissident poets from PEN International

Aron Atabek – Kazakhstan<p>The poet, journalist and activist Aron Atabek has been in prison since 2007 and has spent much of his incarceration in solitary confinement. In December 2012, following the online publication of The Heart of Eurasia, a critique of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's regime …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'Don't we all write about love? When men do it, it's a political comment. When women do it, it's just a love story'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's third novel, <i>Americanah</i> is the story of two Nigerian émigrés who love and lose each other across continents and years. It is a book about leaving, and loneliness and the intersection between class and race, all of which makes it sound rather hard work – unjustly so. It is …

8 Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite 80s Movies

Forgive us our nostalgia. All of us. When I was kid, I bemoaned my parents' lionization of the 50s and 60s, but now here I am, approaching middle age, and I'm spending an awful lot of time reflecting on the good-old-days, which we all know were actually the 80s. At least I have an excuse. My latest …

78-87 London Youth review – 'the document of a stranger, more tribal country'

The capital's youth culture, ever-changing, self-revitalising, has been fertile territory for street and documentary photographers alike since the 1950s, when a young Ken Russell snapped teenagers doing the hand-jive in the Cat's Whiskers coffee bar in Soho. I doubt that anyone, though, has an …

The Dark Quotient: On Victoria Redel and Destructive Characters

Unlike movie Mafioso Michael Corleone from <b>Francis Ford Coppola’s</b> classic film <i>The Godfather</i>, who menacingly intones, “Don’t ask me about my business,” …

Crimea will always be Ukrainian

I feel sorry for the people of Crimea who fell for Russia's lie. The regime will soon show them that even the subtropics can have polar nights. …

NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo’s remarkable debut, <i>We Need New Names</i>, was not only named one of the Review’s favorite works of Fiction in 2013, it was also this …

Books

How Mark Twain Became Mark Twain by Going to California

In California, young newspaperman Sam Clemens fell in with Bret Harte and other self-styled Bohemians, and together they discovered the American …

The underrated books whose reputation you want raised

We've all got one: that one book we adore, that we force on countless friends and relatives because we can't believe more people haven't read it. For me, it's Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold. I first read it years ago – it came out in 2001 – and I totally adore this story of the magician …

Vladimir Putin's many faces, in fiction

He may be "the Chosen One", or Stalin's ghost, or perhaps the ghost is his chief adviser. A grey wolf, a dolphin, or a lizard. A bridegroom found for Mother Russia by Father Christmas. A Zeus-like figure who can turn himself into an amorous crane. A Kremlin Clinton whom a Russian version of Monica …

Kenyan police park massive car bomb outside their offices after missing explosives in vehicle

Officers overlook six pipe-bombs, guns, detonators, ammunition in Somali suspected terror plotter’s Toyota four-wheel-drive<p><b>Kenyan</b>police failed to realise that a car that they impounded from a Somali man and stored outside their anti-terror unit offices for a week was packed full of explosives …

Albright: Putin 'a new czar'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Thursday that Americans should turn their focus away from Flight 370 coverage and to Ukraine, where Russian President Vladimir Putin considers himself “a new czar.”<p>“Those of us that have dealt with Putin know how he thinks, and he really is …

Iraq child-marriage bill sparks outrage among human rights groups

A draft law before Iraq's parliament that would legalise the marriage of girls as young as nine and restrict women's rights in matters of parenting, divorce and inheritance is a political move to define the identity of the country's majority Shias before next month's election, officials say.<p>The …

Sweden's 'Hannibal Lecter' is Set Free

It was a caper that defied all logic.<p>The story of a man who raped children, murdered eight people, and cannibalized at least one of his victims, had …

The Unknown Known: Errol Morris on Donald Rumsfeld

Adam Higginbotham talks to documentary-maker Errol Morris about Donald Rumsfeld, the subject of his film The Unknown Known<p>In May 2001, Errol Morris sat down in a film studio to conduct an interview with former US Secretary of Defence Robert S McNamara. Then 85, McNamara remained a formidable …

How true should historical fiction be?

Does historical fiction have a duty to be factually accurate? It's a question I've found myself discussing a lot lately, most recently on BBC Radio 4's Today programme with Sarah Churchwell, who claimed that some historical novelists use "poetic licence" as an excuse for sloppy or minimal research. …

Interview With Author of Gay Star Leslie Cheung's Biography

A film and music superstar in his homeland of Hong Kong and throughout Asia, Leslie Cheung broke barriers as an out gay man, finding international success acting in such films as <i>Farewell My Concubine</i> and <i>Happy Together</i>. Acclaim, awards, and fans followed, which made it all the more shocking when, on …