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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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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:44:26 GMT
Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says. 
Hundreds held over S Africa violence  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:46:10 GMT
More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with the wave of violence against immigrants, the home affairs minister says. 
Turin Shroud goes back on display  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:35:14 GMT
The Turin Shroud, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display in Italy after a break of five years. 
IS releases new 'killing' video  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:34:11 GMT
Islamic State militants release a video purportedly showing the killing of up to 30 Ethiopian Christians seized in Libya. 
Pesticides 'behind 18 Nigeria deaths'  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:40:59 GMT
Pesticide is the probable cause of 18 mysterious deaths in south-western Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says. 
Cuban dissidents stand in local vote  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:03:20 GMT
For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana. 
White goods dominate e-waste items  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:35:55 GMT
Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report. 
Finland votes amid economic slump  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:04 GMT
Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump. 
Affleck wanted slaver ancestor hidden  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:25:22 GMT
After a TV programme discovered Ben Affleck had a slave-owning ancestor, the actor asked for the details not to be broadcast. 
Clarkson describes cancer scare  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:31:23 GMT
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer. 
VIDEO: 'Migrants cross vast stretch of sea'  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:26:59 GMT
Richard Bilton, on a boat south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, explains the scale of the journey that migrants face as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean. 
VIDEO: End of road for Rio eviction families?  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:31:30 GMT
A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go. 
VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:38:00 GMT
A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States. 
VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Australian outback  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:40:36 GMT
Prince Harry trains in bush survival and plays wheelchair AFL as part of his time with the Australian Army. 
VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence?  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:54:15 GMT
The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.