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—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright

 

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Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:24:36 GMT
Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election. 
'Significant' rise in migration to UK  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:41:06 GMT
There has been a "statistically significant" increase in net migration into the UK - which reached 243,000 in the year up to March, figures show. 
Wright quits Labour but not PCC role  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:38 GMT
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse. 
'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:35:12 GMT
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders. 
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales 
Day in pictures: 27 August 2014  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:24 GMT
News images from around the world: 27 August 
Richard Attenborough career in pictures  Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT
British actor and director's illustrious career 
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:37:59 GMT
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging 
Day in pictures: 26 August 2014  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:11:10 GMT
News images from around the world: 26 August 
In pictures: Emmy Awards 2014  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:28:08 GMT
Images from the 2014 awards in Los Angeles 
In pictures: The Maliki years  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:59 GMT
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki 
In pictures: Lauren Bacall  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:43:54 GMT
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall 
The last Armenians of Myanmar  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT
The country that has lost all of its Armenians 
Guns a part of American childhood  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:39:28 GMT
Why guns are a part of American childhood 
Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of war  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:07:59 GMT
Did Sherlock's creator predict the Channel Tunnel?