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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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In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States 
Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:23:52 GMT
Six World War One battlegrounds in unexpected places 
The Taliban's psychiatrist  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:11 GMT
How militants trusted this man with their deepest secrets 
Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:22:52 GMT
Do the sets designed by Lego discourage imagination? 
How cricket helmets changed  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:42:28 GMT
Do cricket helmets do enough to protect the head? 
Stripping videos outrage Kenyans  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:19:54 GMT
Mobile phone abuse footage outrages Kenyans 
Legendary London lamb chop enters stratosphere  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:32:10 GMT
Where did space lamb chop come from? 
A new face for Africa's men  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:40:13 GMT
BBC man embraces South Africa's male beauty revolution 
Day in pictures: 26 November 2014  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:54:02 GMT
Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours 
Child soldiers join fight in Ukraine  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:29:17 GMT
Teenagers join fight on both sides in Ukraine's conflict 
The women finding freedom in South Caucasus nightclubs  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:45:33 GMT
Caucasus women seek independence through clubbing 
Will Opec cut oil production?  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:57:44 GMT
Should Opec cut production to boost prices?