Alyona Korolyova thought she had seen everything - the lifting of Russia's ban on homosexuality after the Soviet Union fell, the slow appearance of mainstream gay clubs, and even, once, a young gay couple on a TV sitcom.Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 3:27am
Women in short skirts and men with gelled hair bump and grind on a dance floor as a disc jockey pumps up the volume. The air is thick with illicit smoke and shots of hard liquor are being passed around. Couples kiss in a lounge.
This is not Saturday night at a club in New York, London or Hong Kong. It is the secret side of Pakistan.22 Aug 2012 - 2:57am
Unelected British Prime Minister Gordon Brown finally admitted defeat this week. After last week's elections there was no clear winner between the big two parties, Labour and the Conservatives. The third favourite, the Liberal Democrats, under Nick Clegg, was left to decide.14 May 2010 - 12:00am
The faltering state of Australian Health Minister Tony Abbott's attempts to initiate a broad public debate, aimed at tightening the country's abortion laws, says a lot about the type of conservatism now prevalent in Australia.29 Jun 2005 - 12:00am
MANCHESTER, (August 13): THE former Foreign Secretary, Mr Anthony Eden, told a Conservative Party rally here today that 'Britain needs a resurgence of the Dunkirk temper in order to combat the realities of the country's present economic and financial situation'.8 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
IT'S all very well for 'Name and Address Supplied' (letter, South China Morning Post, March 5) to say that Australia and New Zealand are in the 'Asian part of the world'.7 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
THE GREAT MELODY: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke By Conor Cruise O'Brien (Sinclair-Stevenson, $382) HERE is a book blessed with every possible promising circumstance. I have not read Dr O'Brien's other tomes, but exiles from the British Observer will be familiar with his journalism, which is distinguished alike for the wisdom of its contents and the felicity of its expression.20 Feb 1993 - 12:00am