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Saudi Arabia bans the wearing of berets and strings of garlic

‘Those people who insist on stepping out with baguettes under their arm are undermining the basic standards of our society,’ said King Abdullah.

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Posted: Apr 13th, 2011
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Existential crisis won’t stop me shaving or enjoying life, vows French film hero

not quite sure why he's here‘We yearn for the easy truths of God’s existence, yet our own intelligence tells us to undermine this sole prop to our happiness by enquiring. But, hey, no point moping – you’ve got to get on with it haven’t you, eh?’

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Posted: Nov 28th, 2010
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French doubts about military pact as sniggering UK minister announces ‘Operation Crabtree’

The French government has admitted to private doubts about the UK’s commitment to the recent military pact between the two countries, after British defence secretary Liam Fox announced that the first UK-French joint military exercise will be called ‘Operation Crabtree’.

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Posted: Nov 18th, 2010
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Britain ‘chuffed’ with name-check in George W. Bush book

Haven't been so happy since Ronald Reagan only slightly mis-pronounced 'London'A carnival atmosphere erupted as it was discovered that the small island nation had been name-checked in the former president’s memoirs – and not just once!

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Posted: Nov 14th, 2010
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Village of Stuffing Grotwick places singles ad in hunt for twin village

‘All the villages around us are twinned,” said Graham Huntsdon of Stuffing Grotwick Parish Council. ‘After a while it starts to get to you when they talk about their trip to France to meet the mayor of the village they’re twinned with.’

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Posted: Oct 31st, 2010
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