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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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Bloody riots mar Belgrade derby  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:50:11 GMT
The start of the Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan was delayed for 45 minutes following serious crowd trouble. 
Chile volcano causes flight problems  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled. 
Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:59 GMT
Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes. 
Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:20:06 GMT
A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction. 
Queen marks Gallipoli centenary  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:08:12 GMT
The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. 
UK experts deployed to quake zone  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:29:47 GMT
The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support for people affected by the earthquake. 
Labour plan to cap rental increases  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:11:55 GMT
Private landlords would not be able to increase rents by more than inflation for three years under Labour plans to give tenants more security. 
Ex-soldier in court over shooting  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:59:01 GMT
A former soldier appears in court charged with the attempted murder of a man who was shot dead by soldiers in County Armagh more than 40 years ago. 
Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 
In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:33 GMT
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images 
Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:25 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April 
In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07:02 GMT
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile 
In pictures: 25 years of Hubble  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:12:46 GMT
Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope. 
In pictures: Stairway to Heaven  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:51:33 GMT
Finding a final resting places in a crowded city 
In pictures: Earth's beauty  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:57:30 GMT
To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures