Like many such hackneyed quotations, the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice is often trotted out in contexts that turn its meaning around
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Saturday 09 March 2013
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul today, killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Michael Bywater pays tribute to Ray Cusick, who died last week, and his invention of a quintessentially British baddie
Wednesday 06 February 2013
What can simultaneously burst your eardrums, create stomach churning sensations and cause everything around you to reverberate violently? The answer is simple. Being in close proximity to a series of state-of-the-art military jets taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, USA, feeling the heat from the engines and admiring the glow of their afterburners as they shoot off into the heart of the Nevada desert to take part in the most famous and exacting training exercise in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
40 years ago, David Henderson was an avid listener to the radio great. Now his treasured tapes are helping to fill a gap in the BBC’s history
"These tragedies must end", Obama tells grief-stricken Newtown as pressure grows for action on gun control
Monday 17 December 2012
President Obama promises to use “whatever power” his office holds to prevent “more tragedies likes this.”
Wednesday 14 November 2012
In 2004, the then Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry, in handing the keynote slot at the party convention to a little-known Senate candidate from Illinois, gave Barack Obama the launchpad for a national career that would lead to the White House.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Former US senator George McGovern, the Democrat who lost to president Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
The body of Cambodia's former king, Norodom Sihanouk, will be displayed for up to three months before a large state funeral is held for the mercurial and widely loved monarch who died after suffering a heart attack.
Thursday 30 August 2012
Three Australian soldiers were killed and two wounded in Afghanistan after a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire and another two Australian soldiers were killed in an unrelated helicopter crash.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Monday 14 May 2012
Nicholas Katzenbach's career in government was the history of America's turbulent 1960s in miniature.
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
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- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness