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"Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches 102, is penniless, and has all his faculties gone. There is always some woman willing to take a chance on him. (from the Complete Book of Etiquette, 1952)"

—Amy Vanderbilt


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Mubarak cleared over protest deaths 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:22:07 GMT 
    A court in Cairo clears former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising in which he was ousted.

Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:46:56 GMT 
    Nigeria's president vows to "leave no stone unturned" in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that left at least 81 people dead.

Test delayed after Hughes death 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:03:02 GMT 
    The first Test between Australia and India is delayed following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:41:53 GMT 
    Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten its border.

'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:31:33 GMT 
    There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

Pope in symbolic Istanbul visit 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:28:31 GMT 
    Pope Francis is due to meet Muslim and Christian leaders in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day highly symbolic visit to Turkey.

Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:54:31 GMT 
    Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.

Taiwan holds biggest local elections 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:25:51 GMT 
    Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.

Venezuela jail overdose kills 35 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:53:26 GMT 
    Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.

Mexican comic actor Chespirito dies 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:43:09 GMT 
    One of Latin America's most beloved comic actors, the Mexican Roberto Gomez Bolanos, or "Chespirito", dies at the age of 85.

Rice wins appeal against suspension 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:05:16 GMT 
    Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice can play again after winning his appeal against an indefinite ban issued for hitting his wife.

VIDEO: New Star Wars trailer causes a storm 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:52:36 GMT 
    The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released and is already being dissected by fans and trending on social media.

VIDEO: Chavez's life performed as a ballet 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:40:20 GMT 
    The life of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez is to be performed as a ballet.

VIDEO: Can driving improve Aboriginal health? 
  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:15:41 GMT 
    A project that helps Aboriginal Australians gain their driving licenses could have positive health outcomes for themselves and their community.

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  Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:07:46 GMT 
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