One is painted as a despotic dictator, the other an over-cautious bore. But Vladimir Putin and Barry O'Farrell may soon be in the same company.
Phillip Johnson looks fondly at a tubby bottle tree: ''You just want to give it a hug, don't you?'' We're at the Chelsea Flower Show, with just days until the Queen casts her eye over what he hopes will be his finest work.
US and South Korean intelligence agencies are sitting on a huge archive recording torture, starvation and gross human rights abuses in North Korea. The files would be of great value to a United Nations investigation into crimes against humanity by the Pyongyang regime.
The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed victory in the Pakistani election, reaping the benefit of a protest vote against the incumbent Pakistan People's Party, whose five years in power have been marked by corruption scandals, economic mismanagement and militant violence.
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A stand-off involving dozens of asylum seekers will stretch into a second day in Bali as up to 75 people refuse to leave a boat intercepted bound for Australia.
Women have voted in record numbers in Pakistan’s general election, many defying tradition, party orders, and Taliban threats of violence to cast a ballot. But millions still missed out. South Asia Correspondent BEN DOHERTY writes from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in north-west Pakistan.
Newborn babies are being bought and sold on a lucrative black market
Nawaz Sharif has declared victory for his centre-right party in Pakistan’s landmark elections, as unofficial partial results put him on course to win a historic third term as premier.
Obama administration officials have insisted the White House and State Department had a minor role in altering an erroneous account of a deadly attack on a US compound in Libya last year, after internal emails surfaced indicating it was shaped by political concerns.
UPDATE: POLICE have located the body of a man who is believed to be one of the lost ...