News Valerie Trierweiler is reported to be heading for India

'She has only just come out of hospital - she should be resting' says source close to the president

He's got millions, but has he got taste?

It's easy to poke fun at Prince Jefri of Brunei, but for the seriously rich, decorating the dining room can be a tricky business. Kate Watson-Smyth goes through the keyhole

Photography: 98for98 The century in photographs: today 1919

With exclusive access to the Hulton Getty Picture Library, The Independent's pictorial survey of the 20th-century reaches 1919. The disabled men pictured above at Roehampton Military Hospital were just a handful of the nine million casualties that the British Empire sustained during the Great War. Siegfried Sassoon voiced the frustrations that many war victims felt on returning to peaceful society: "Does it matter?/ Losing your legs?/ For people will always be kind,/ And you need not show that you mind/ When others come in after hunting/ To gobble their muffins and eggs."

Stars back accused nanny

A committee of French writers, singers and sports-people has started a campaign to free a French nanny accused of the manslaughter of an 11-month-old baby. The case of Marie-Christine Atouillan, placed in custody two months ago, will be reconsidered by an appeal court in Versailles tomorrow.

Noblesse oblige, and all that jazz

Liesl Schillinger reports on New York's mania for the 1700s

Rape case clue to death of Briton

A man accused of raping a girl near Paris is to undergo DNA testing next week in connection with the unsolved murder of the British schoolgirl Caroline Dickinson. It is 17 months since Caroline, 13, was raped and suffocated in a hostel in the village of Pleine Fougeres, Brittany.

Welcome to the palace of Versailles, Los Angeles-style

High on a hill overlooking LA's urban sprawl, the new Getty Center houses a few surprises. Behind the modernist facade are galleries in perfect keeping with their 18th-century exhibits. Lucy Broadbent is enchanted by the most expensive art institution ever built in the US.

Games: Odd Books

After much deliberation, The Bookseller has awarded its annual "Diagram Prize" for the Oddest Title of the Year. The prize has gone, rather surprisingly, to The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition, ahead of The Prostate: A Guide for Men and the Women who Love Them, and Method for Calculating the Size of Stone Needed for Closing End-Tipped Rubble Banks in Rivers. This year's short-list had displayed an unusual level of sensitivity by including Interpersonal Violence: The Practical Series, and Attractive and Affectionate Grave Design, though there was considerable surprise that the strongly tipped From Coherent Tunnelling to Relaxation was not featured among the top three.

Music: Classical: Making a heaven of Hades

Les Arts Florissants / William Christie: Monteverdi and Charpentier Barbican, London

Golf: Purgatory for field of dreamers

It's a hard world for golf's underclass as they try to catch the gravy train. Tim Glover reports

CLASSICAL & OPERA

A Concert for Dr Eric Fenby takes place at the Wigmore Hall London W1 (0171-935 2141) on 16 Sept at 7.30pm

Stalled move puts Prost in mood to quit

Alain Prost, the former world champion, has threatened to give up his Formula One team because of bureaucratic interference and political pressure.

Legacy of corrupt and ruthless dictator who built Versailles in the jungle

`He held on to power by keeping rivals in disarray and buying off his enemies'

Football: Liverpool to concentrate on cutting out carelessness

Evans seeks European wins home and away. Ian Ridley reports from Paris

Rugby Union: Scots bar Benazzi's path to Grand Slam history

Never before has a French Grand Slam coronation taken place on home soil. History beckons, and Parisian pomp and circumstance awaits the 14 Frenchmen who have the honour, and the burden, of carrying the Tricolore into the Parc des Princes' final Five Nations battle this afternoon.

`Ridicule' wins France's top film award

Paris (AP) - Ridicule, an 18th-century costume drama set in Versailles in the corrupt court of King Louis XVI, was named best French film at the 22nd annual Cesar awards on Saturday night.
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