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"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."

—Quentin Crisp (b. 1908) British author

 

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IT issues cause Heathrow disruption  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:21:39 GMT
An IT problem at Heathrow airport causes baggage handling problems, with some passengers reporting "huge delays". 
Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:52:12 GMT
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed. 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
In pictures: Feline focus  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT
An online exhibition of cats 
In pictures: Ottawa shootings  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT
Images from outside the Canadian parliament 
In pictures: India celebrates Diwali  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival 
Day in pictures: 21 October  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 October 
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites 
In pictures: Derry in 1969  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron 
The hardship posting to end all hardship postings  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT
The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom 
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? 
Picasso Museum sees grand reopening  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:56 GMT
Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation 
Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' state  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:04:57 GMT
Who will prevail in Brazil's battleground state? 
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
A selection of the top news photographs from around the world 
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National News From NPR
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Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:52:00 -0400
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IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:22:21 GMT
Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:39 GMT
Chile marches against education bill  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:15:33 GMT
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