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Who is Paul?

In many ways, the picture says much to answer that question.

What the picture does not answer:

I live in Chatsworth, California with my long term partner, Greg Venne.

I am passionate about about:
     -->those who can not help themselves
     -->about politics
     -->and individual rights
     -->about Jewelry (I am a graduate gemologist) and Diamonds especially.

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The Latest World Headlines From BBC News . . .



Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.

Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma visits migrant workers who have fled xenophobic attacks, saying the violence goes against South African values and must end.

Shroud of Turin back on display

The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display after a break of five years.

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.

Clarkson describes cancer scare

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.

White goods dominate e-waste items

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.

Finland votes amid economic slump

Finnish voters go to the polls amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.

Pope calls for more help on migrants

Pope Francis urges the EU and international community to do more to tackle the rising number of migrants making desperate journeys across the Med.

VIDEO: End of road for Rio eviction families?

A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go.

VIDEO: Fanfare as replica frigate sails to US

A replica of an 18th century French warship has set sail from France for the United States.

VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Australian outback

Prince Harry trains in bush survival and plays wheelchair AFL as part of his time with the Australian Army.

VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence?

The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.

VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.

VIDEO: Johannesburg shop owners tell of attack

Two shop owners who hid in the back of their shop in Johannesburg as it was attacked by a mob have been speaking about their fears.

VIDEO: A look around Everest's base camp

Thomas Martienssen gives a tour of the facilities at Everest's base camp as hundreds prepare to make a bid for the summit.

VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps'

A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup

What do Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have in common? They're young, hungry and ready to be president - never mind the party establishment's wishes.

High cost for Bangladesh war closure

The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation.

King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer

Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent.

How close is Greece to Grexit?

If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?

Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia

With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged.

Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned

An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.

Australia PM downs beer in seconds

Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.

UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.

Saudi industrial in profits fall

Saudi Arabian manufacturing and chemicals giant Sabic posts a 39% drop in net profits in the first quarter of the year.

Zuckerberg defends Internet.org

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.

'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.

Doctor Who movie mooted in Sony leak

Plans for a Doctor Who movie and George Clooney's email address are among the details posted on WikiLeaks, following last year's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Han Solo in new Star Wars trailer

Star Wars fans are given a first glimpse of Han Solo in the new trailer for The Force Awakens - the first film in the new series of the sci-fi franchise.

'3D Cryosat' tracks Arctic winter ice

Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'

More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.

Man Utd in our pockets - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United's important players were "in Chelsea's pockets" during their 1-0 home win.

Ferrari hard to beat - Hamilton

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he expects Ferrari will be "very hard to beat" in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

When Delhi was named as the world's most polluted city, it came as a shock to most residents. For many, that has now given way to a persistent, nagging anxiety.

How the selfie stick was invented twice

Two men on opposite sides of the world invented the selfie stick - and first of them did it way back in the early 1980s.

Zebras roam free in Brussels

Zebras running through the streets of Brussels is only the latest "animals at large" story to hit the headlines.

Airline launching Star Wars plane

Star Wars plane being launched by All Nippon Airways later this year ahead of the release of The Force Awakens.

Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two

A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed.

Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot'

Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.

Ukraine rebel in ceasefire warning

A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says a ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.

Three dead in Mexican gun battle

A gun battle leaves three dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.

Saudis meet Yemen aid call

Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged the $274m (£183m; €255m) in aid to the country called for by the UN.

Boston bomber 'shouldn't be executed'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should spend life in prison without parole, write the parents of the youngest victim of Boston marathon attack

PM confirms Lloyds shares public sale

Up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares would be offered to the general public if the Conservatives win the election, David Cameron says.

Murder suspect 'may be in London'

A man police want to question over the deaths of his mother and sister in Merseyside could be in London, detectives say.

Labour warns of fewer nurses in NHS

There will be 2,000 fewer NHS nurses in England over the next four years according to projections, Labour says, but the Conservatives say the figures are old.

Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.

Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Street fashion: Tokyo Camera Style

Film cameras spotted on the streets of Tokyo

Election 2015 in pictures: 16 April

Images from the campaign trail: 16 April

Bedrooms of the remembered

The untouched bedrooms of the child victims of Sewol ferry disaster

Election 2015 in pictures: 15 April

Images from the campaign trail: 15 April

The forgotten mosques of Delhi

Hashim Ahmad Hakeem documents the forgotten mosques of Delhi

Election 2015 in pictures: 14 April

Images from the campaign trail: 14 April

Your pictures: United Arab Emirates

Readers pictures from the United Arab Emirates.

The wedding photos that captivated China

Tibetan couple's wedding snaps captivate China

VIDEO: Divine art Africa-style

African artists give their take on the Divine Comedy

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

And other trends of the week in 60 seconds

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

Best of the week's reads from the BBC website

Go Figure: The week in numbers

The week's big numbers, visualised.

10 things we didn't know last week

When did the New York Times first explain pizza?