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Captain Moonlight: A typical Sunday at Chequers

BORIS YELTSIN arrives in Britain later this month for a weekend at Chequers en route from Moscow to Washington. John Major is understood to be anxious to provide Mr Yeltsin with a flavour of the authentic Britain while he is here. There is talk of a visit to a pub and a village cricket match. But will this be enough? The Captain, as you know, is a great proselytiser for modern Britain; and so, to help the Prime Minister along a bit, I have devised a full Sunday programme for Boris:

Scandals threaten career of black civil rights boss

WASHINGTON - The largest and most venerable civil rights group in the United States, the NAACP, is embroiled in financial crisis and a leadership scandal. It may cost the organisation its controversial director, Benjamin Chavis and much of its dwindling prestige and influence as a mouthpiece of black America, writes Rupert Cornwell.

'O J missing on night of killing'

IN EVIDENCE damaging to O J Simpson, a limousine driver yesterday testified that the sports star was not at home when he called to pick him up to take him to Los Angeles airport on the night of the murder of his former wife, Nicole, and a male acquaintance.

Howard's limousine stolen

The Home Office has launched an urgent security review after Michael Howard's bullet-proof limousine was stolen. One of the Home Secretary's official cars, a pounds 26,000 Ford Scorpio Cosworth, was taken from a hotel car park in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in the early hours of Thursday before Mr Howard addressed an Association of Chief Police Officers' conference on drugs. It was found dumped a mile away without its wheels.

A CRITICAL GUIDE: STAYING IN / York on ads: No 25: Virgin Atlantic

TERENCE STAMP is a person in his fifties admired by informed younger people for three things: being a legendary face in legendary Sixties times - 'icon' is the word people use now; for his menacing role as the made-it-big British entrepreneur in Wall Street; and for his autodidact's best-of-everything taste - a set in Albany, Lobb shoes, and so on. He is a little like Adam Faith, and you reckon that he'll know what's what from the inside. And I've never seen him in a commercial before . . .

From cradle to graveyard shift: When he isn't studying for his A-levels, Steven Williams spends his time carrying coffins. Christine Smith meets Britain's youngest undertaker

Steven Williams can see 100 tombstones from his bedroom window. His home is in the grounds of Penrhys cemetery, in South Wales, where his father once worked as sexton. It was there that he saw his first dead body at the age of five.

De Klerk hit by stone in township

President F W de Klerk was struck by a stone as screaming ANC supporters drove him from a mixed-race township during a campaign swing through South Africa's Northern Cape region, Reuter reports from Kimberley. Youths shouted 'De Klerk go to hell' as security officials bundled him into an armoured limousine and sped from the Postdene township outside the town of Postmasburg. The stone hit de Klerk below the left ear as he tried to address black supporters of his ruling National Party.

Eccles bids farewell to 'little angel' Laura: Hundreds attend funeral of five-year-old transplant patient. Liz Hunt reports

'If anyone, should ever write, my life story, For whatever reason that might be You'll be there, in between each line of pain and glory,

Yeltsin's cars stolen

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Obituary: Jacques Chazot

Jacques Chazot, dancer and writer: born Locmiquelic, Brittany 25 September 1928; died Monthyon, Seine-et-Oise 12 July 1993.

Near miss for royal limo

The Princess Royal's limousine was nearly rammed last weekend by an unidentified car as she drove to Moscow airport while on a visit to the former Soviet Union, AP reports from Moscow.

Hussein check-up

King Hussein left hospital a day after he was admitted for check-ups and observation because of an irregular heartbeat, AP reports from Amman.

Georgian leader survives shell blast

THE Georgian leader, Eduard Shev ardnadze, was lucky to be alive after a shell exploded near his limousine while he was on an inspection tour of the rebel Black Sea region of Abkhazia, it emerged yesterday.

Connally clue to Kennedy killing

Private researchers asked the US Attorney General, Janet Reno, on Wednesday to have bullet fragments removed from the body of the former Texas governor, John Connally, who was wounded in the assassination of President John F Kennedy, AP reports from Washington. The researchers believe that the bullet fragments lodged in Connally's wrist and thigh could prove that more than one assailant opened fire on the limousine carrying Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline, and Connally in Dallas on 22 November 1963. Connally died on Tuesday of pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 76.
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