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  • Elysee Palace is to blame for break-up, says Valerie Trierweiler

    Valerie Trierweiler, France's former first lady, on Tuesday blamed "low blows", "back-stabbing" and "betrayals" at the Elysee Palace for hastening her break-up with the president. In her fullest public comments since Francois Hollande's affair with the actress Julie Gayet was revealed, Trierweiler...

    Wednesday, 29 January 2014 - 3:45pm
  • Feel good, I'm being useful for something, says Valerie Trierweiler recasts herself in mould of Princess Diana

    Valerie Trierweiler stepped on to the world stage without President Francois Hollande at her side yesterday, and in her first public utterances since their break-up declared, "Don't worry about me, I have time to think about the future." As her ex-boyfriend headed to Turkey on an official state...

    Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - 1:15pm
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death will haunt me, says Mehr Tarar

    The Pakistani journalist accused of an affair with an Indian minister has said she is "shattered" by the death of his wife. Mehr Tarar was accused by Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor, the wife of India's human resources minister, Shashi Tharoor, of having an affair with her husband.

    Monday, 20 January 2014 - 8:08am
  • Wife exposes Shashi Tharoor's 'affair' to his 2 million Twitter followers

    The wife of a senior Indian minister has publicly threatened to divorce him after posting messages about his "rip-roaring affair" on his Twitter account. According to the messages, Shashi Tharoor, India's human resources minister, known as "Minister Twitter" for his social networking profile, had...

    Friday, 17 January 2014 - 8:09am
  • Edward Snowden may have learnt to hack CIA on 1,000 pound Dehli trip

    Edward Snowden, the CIA contractor who revealed the scale of America's internet surveillance around the world, may have learnt the hacking skills to leak thousands of files on a pounds 1,000 course he attended in India. According to the Delhi-based Koenig training institute, Mr Snowden attended...

    Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 7:00am
  • Prince Charles charms India with his 'mehbooba' Camilla

    True to his age - he turns 65 on Thursday - Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, proved himself an old romantic on day four of a nine-day royal tour to India. At a charity dinner attended by some of India's wealthiest and most glamorous citizens, he introduced his wife the Duchess of Cornwall as...

    Sunday, 10 November 2013 - 8:13am
  • Sri Lankan 'suspects' tell of rape and torture

    Sri Lanka's security forces are still raping and torturing suspects as David Cameron and 50 world leaders prepare for a Commonwealth summit in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The Prime Minister and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, have confirmed that they will both attend...

    Friday, 1 November 2013 - 6:53am
  • Narendra Modi accused of wasting 200 million pounds on the world's biggest statue

    The man expected to become India's next prime minister has been accused of wasting more than 200 million pounds on what will become the world's tallest statue. The Statue of Unity to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first deputy prime minister, will stand at 597ft when completed in 42...

    Friday, 1 November 2013 - 5:50am
  • Indian temples closed after holy man's dream starts gold rush

    Armed police are protecting ancient temples from treasure hunters after a Hindu holy man claimed he had discovered 2,000 tons of gold buried beneath one of them in a dream. Conservationists said his "vision" had started a "gold rush" which is now threatening a number of valuable archeological...

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - 5:46am
  • Maldives police block presidential vote

    The Maldives has been plunged into a new constitutional crisis after police halted Saturday's planned presidential election. A member of the country's Election Commission said it was "dark day for democracy," while leaders of former president Mohamed Nasheed's Maldives Democratic Party called for...

    Sunday, 20 October 2013 - 6:29am