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2008-08-29 00:00:27

By Julian Hall; Larry Ryan; Rhoda Koenig Secrets of well-judged laughter After four years of criticising the choices of the Perrier and now if.comedy award panel as an outsider, I was happy to be asked to be a judge for the 2007 and 2008 awards and crown the Edinburgh Fringe's best comedian. As judges, we field the same questions over and over, the answers to which are: we see an average of four to five shows a day; no, we never get jaded as long as it's good; and yes, we have vehement...

2008-08-14 18:00:00

A trip to posh shop Harrods turned into a nightmare for six Girl Guides. The sightseeing youngsters, all in smart blue uniforms, were stopped by a door guard and told: "You can't come in." The girls, aged six to 14, had hoped to buy souvenirs in the Knightsbridge store before heading home to Liverpool. Victoria Parker, 27, leader of the 445th Rangers, said: "It was because we were a group. It's discrimination." Harrods said: "It is for the benefit of regular customers who find an...

2006-07-22 03:43:19

LONDON (Reuters) - The inquest into Princess Diana's death is likely to be delayed after the royal coroner quit, blaming the work load of his main job as the coroner for the county of Surrey in southern England, newspapers said on Saturday. The inquest conducted by Michael Burgess into Diana, who was killed along with her companion Dodi al Fayed and their driver in a Paris car crash nine years ago, has been under way since 2004. Burgess has asked for a senior judicial figure to take...

2006-05-31 05:15:54

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The detective leading a British investigation into the death of Princess Diana said he has found new witnesses and fresh forensic evidence about the fatal car crash in a Paris road tunnel in 1997. Sir John Stevens, a former chief of London's Metropolitan police who is heading a crash inquiry, refused to give details. He was speaking during an interview at a literary festival in southern England where he is launching a book. His comments were...

2006-02-22 07:50:43

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ordered three photographers to pay one euro in damages for breaching privacy laws when taking pictures of Princess Diana on the night of her fatal crash, according to a ruling made available on Wednesday. The single euro divided between the trio will be paid to Mohamed al Fayed, the Egyptian-born millionaire and father of Dodi al Fayed, Diana's companion who also died in the crash. Diana, Dodi and chauffeur Henri Paul were killed on August 31,...

2005-12-11 08:55:25

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A senior British detective has interviewed Britain's Prince Charles as part of an inquiry into the death of his former wife Princess Diana, the Prince's office said on Sunday. John Stevens, the former head of London's police force, questioned Charles as part of his probe into circumstances surrounding Diana's death in a high-speed car crash in Paris in 1997. "I am happy to confirm that the Prince of Wales met with Lord Stevens as part of his...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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