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—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright

 

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Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:12:42 GMT
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case. 
Rescued Chilean miner loses home  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:03:04 GMT
A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region. 
Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:37:32 GMT
Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say. 
Air Canada plane 'exits' runway  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:32:11 GMT
An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation. 
Pension data 'sales' investigated  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:32:08 GMT
The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims that details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms. 
Parents rarely spot child obesity  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:13:22 GMT
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn. 
Council bans 'lead to bizarre laws'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:01:17 GMT
A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences", campaigners say. 
Fraud office fined £180k for breach  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:15:53 GMT
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is fined £180,000 after thousands of confidential documents from a high-profile investigation were sent to the wrong person. 
Your pictures: Docks  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:05 GMT
Readers' photographs on the theme of docks. 
Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:40 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 
Kathmandu graffiti  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life 
Day in pictures: 27 March 2015  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:23 GMT
Images from around the world: 27 March 
In pictures: I'm not voting because...  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:30:52 GMT
Denise Felkin's MA project 
Photos give insight into 1960s life  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:52:44 GMT
A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales 
In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:40:50 GMT
A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps