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Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris

A car has crashed into a pizzeria in a village east of the French capital Paris, killing a girl of eight and injuring at least five other people. The driver of the BMW was arrested after the vehicle hit the terrace of the cafe in Sept-Sorts, near La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, French media say. According to RTL radio, the driver, 39, told police he had wanted to kill himself and had weapons in the car. Reports say the incident is not being treated as a terror attack. According to the prosecutor’s office…

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Clementine Ford: If it takes a village to raise a child, let it have lots of men

  There are a lot of cliches and sayings that get thrown around following the birth of a baby, but none are so apt as this one: it takes a village to raise a child. And hoo boy, do we really need that village. But you know who we really need in that village? More men. Clementine Ford: ‘I don’t want my son to think the people he can turn to for help are Daddy and a million other women.’ Photo: Simon Schluter It isn’t that men necessarily want to be…

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Pakistan village council orders 'revenge rape' of girl

Some 20 people from Multan, Pakistan, have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl, in revenge for a rape her brother allegedly committed. Police said the families of the two girls are related. Members of both had joined forces to decide what should be done. “A jirga [village council] had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old,” police official Allah Baksh told AFP. He said the village council was approached earlier this month by a man who said…

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News: Lucrezi takes up marketing director role at Forte Village

Marco Lucrezi has been announced as the new marketing director of Forte Village, Sardinia. In his role, he will be responsible for managing the team’s activities in the award-winning resort in Sardinia. Lucrezi will bring his diverse experiences in marketing and business development, following roles at MSC Cruises, the Italian telecommunication company TIM, and most recently in the financial sector at BNP Paribas BNL banking group. He replaces Angelo Vignola, who has moved to become the new director of sales and marketing at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Forte…

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Tamara Shopsin Serves Up the Old, Weird Greenwich Village

Tamara Shopsin’s new book, “Arbitrary Stupid Goal,” is a little like a meal at Shopsin’s, her family’s restaurant. It’s got a bit of everything, in a way that shouldn’t rightly work but does. Antique gumball machines; crossword puzzles; scam artists; perverted supers; foul apartments; fouler mouths; curry mixed into peanut butter; chewing gum stuck in armpits; known celebrities, like John Belushi and Joseph Brodsky, and unknown ones, like Willoughby, a basement-dwelling genius and the de-facto mayor of Morton Street—it’s all thrown into the pot, seasoned salty-sweet with a proprietary blend…

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News: Acquaforte set to open at Forte Village in October

Acquaforte will open officially on October 1st in association with the Thalasso Research Centre at Milan University. Located at the Forte Village resort, the location will become Sardinia’s first medical spa. Drawing on the prodigious healing properties of sea water, it is inspired by the historic Roman passion for bathing and the sea spas they established at nearby Nora in 3 AC. The Acquaforte medical team will offer four tailor-made programmes lasting four or seven days plus a daily activity programme. ADVERTISEMENT The programmes focus on anti-ageing, Thalasso detox, staying…

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