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Bazaar

Rock the casbah, urges the Belgian designer Dries Van Noten. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Thiemo Sanders

Class bead game

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Prospect of a giant arms bazaar causes neighbours to panic

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Letter: Tales from the Victorian arms bazaar

Sir: The contention that arms sales enable Britain to "punch above its weight in diplomacy" ignores the reality of the contemporary global arms market ("British lion claws a king-sized stake in the world's arms bazaar", 26 February). The increasingly competitive scramble for defence contracts in the post-Cold War era has made the world's arms bazaar a buyer's, rather than a seller's market. Importers are not only able to arrange favourable economic agreements; they can also exert political leverage, so eager are the exporting nations to retain contracts in the shrinking global market.

These guilty names shall not escape ...

I have in my hand a list of the names of the guilty men. I am prepared to publish that list.

At home with St Valentine

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Bazaar tale of King Pepi and the Egyptian souvenirs

`We painted them up. You ended with a piece that looked as if it came from a bazaar'

Hell loses its place in everyday life

Heaven-o, how are you? The greeting may take some getting used to, but Kleberg County commissioners are supporting a campaign to take the "hell" out of hello. County Judge Pete De La Garza said they voted unanimously for a resolution urging the use of "heaven-o".

Carbon steel and macho appeal

Old cutlery gives taste to dining, says John Windsor

bazaar: shopping

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Shopping: Bazaar

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the lacroix scrap books

Couture gets no more haute than Christian Lacroix. With his first collection in 1987, full of fantasy and drama, he was hailed as the new star of a new look.What Lacroix actually did was return to using couture as a laboratory of ideas.

Bazaars, bartering and Turkish delight

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Cyclone comp winners

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