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Ms D'Auriol had stayed overnight at the clinic after undergoing plastic surgery

Cold comfort for all on Groundhog Day

The Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary has spoken: Punxsatawney Phil, the American groundhog revered by thousands, popped out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob, saw his own shadow and declared that winter will persist for another six weeks.

Oh, Monica, it could have been so different...

It's not much fun being a Bill-bimbo. Poor Monica Lewinsky. She's probably lying there sobbing in the Watergate Hotel wondering how she went from a fresh-faced intern to the girl at the centre of Zippergate. Anyone who saw Hillary Clinton on the morning talkshows shivered for Monica. Once Hillary's gunning for you you're a gonna we thought.

Clinton accused: Lewinsky: a dangerous infatuation in anguish

At the Pacific Hills High School in Beverly Hills, teachers were especially proud of one old-girl, Monica Lewinsky: after three years reading psychology at university in Oregon, she was going on to the White House as an intern.

Clinton accused: Lewinsky: in anguish

At the Pacific Hills High School in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles enclave favoured by the wealthy and famous, teachers were especially proud of one old-girl, Monica Lewinsky. After three years reading psychology at university in Oregon, she was going on to the White House as an intern.

Letter: Non-smoking US

Sir: Michael S Maxson of Toledo, Ohio, (letter, 15 November) cannot have travelled very much around his own country. Smoking has been banned in restaurants in Los Angeles (and the adjoining cities of Beverly Hills, Glendale and Burbank) for the past five years. There are several other cities in California with the same ruling.

Fatherhood for Michael Jackson

The pop singer Michael Jackson (left) became a father yesterday when his wife Debbie Rowe gave birth to a boy, a Los Angeles television station reported. Mother and child were said to be doing well.

US broker to sell babies to British

The Department of Health warned last night that it may take legal action to stop an American "rent-a womb" baby broker recruiting childless couples in the United Kingdom.

Total eclipse of the stars

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LA's angry suburbs threaten to secede

This was not, it was clear, California's answer to the break-up of the Soviet Union. The dozen people gathered on the steps of a boarded- up municipal building in the San Fernando Valley were law-abiding businessmen and homeowners who cleared their throats before they spoke.

Timothy Leary, Sixties messiah, dies with the words 'Why not?'

In the end it wasn't the inter-galactic blow-out live on the Internet, the first ever "visible, interactive suicide" he once said he wanted, complete with an encore centuries down the line if science could find a cure for death. Timothy Leary, the old prince of psychedelia, Messiah of a certain 1960s madness, yesterday departed from the world he had variously mocked, mesmerised, and scandalised in the manner most people would choose. In his bed, in his sleep, in the company of close friends.

Menendez brothers found guilty of murder

A California jury yesterday found Lyle and Erik Menendez guilty of first- degree murder in the brutal shootings of their mother and father nearly seven years ago.

George Burns, world's oldest comedian, is dead

SHOWBUSINESS lost one of its most enduring stars yesterday with the death of comedian George Burns, just a few weeks after his 100th birthday.

an insider's guide to penetration

SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL It used to seen as the be-all and end-all of sex. Now a generation of 'tactical virgins' is showing there's more than one way to skin a cat. By Cora Mann

Angst? Can you buy it at the mall?

Teen anguish based on opposition to adults has been replaced by a celebration of teenage emancipation
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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent
Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
Rugby World Cup 2015: The tournament's forgotten XV

Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

Now the squads are out, Chris Hewett picks a side of stars who missed the cut
A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

Britain's Atlantis

Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

David Starkey's assessment
Oliver Sacks said his life has been 'an enormous privilege and adventure'

'An enormous privilege and adventure'

Oliver Sacks writing about his life
'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

The Rock's Chief Minister hits back at Spanish government's 'lies'
Britain is still addicted to 'dirty coal'

Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition

Orthorexia nervosa

How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Lady Chatterley is not obscene, says TV director

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

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Set a pest to catch a pest

Farmers in tropical forests are training ants to kill off bigger pests