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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)"

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'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:02:41 GMT 
    Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.

Mexican president to overhaul police 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:28:18 GMT 
    Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.

NZ murderer deported from Brazil 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:16:05 GMT 
    A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.

Huge clean-up after Brisbane storm 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:55:37 GMT 
    A huge clean-up operation is under way in Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland.

Brazil legend Pele 'doing fine' 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:45:05 GMT 
    Brazil legend Pele says he is "doing fine" following treatment for a urinary infection at a Sao Paulo hospital.

Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens' 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:03:09 GMT 
    At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.

Yemen raid missed Western hostages 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:41:39 GMT 
    US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.

Libya cafe bombed over graphic video 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:11:32 GMT 
    A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen.

Israel 'foils Jerusalem attacks' 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:47:19 GMT 
    Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.

Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:53:06 GMT 
    A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

Crime author PD James dies aged 94 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:36:54 GMT 
    Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.

Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:53:50 GMT 
    Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

VIDEO: Poroshenko in reform pledge 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:51:11 GMT 
    The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised a programme of radical reform during an address at the opening session of the country's new parliament.

VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:21:20 GMT 
    Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.

VIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:18 GMT 
    A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it.
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