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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 . . .



Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral

Singapore holds a state funeral for its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, with tens of thousands lining the streets despite torrential rain.

Tunisia 'kills Bardo attack gunman'

Tunisian authorities say they have killed a man linked to a deadly museum attack, as a march against terrorism begins in the capital TUnis.

Arab League creates military force

The heads of Arab League countries meeting in Egypt agree to create a joint Arab military force amid a crisis in Yemen.

Kerry stays on for more Iran talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry cancels a planned return to the US to stay in Switzerland as the Iran nuclear talks approach their deadline.

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway

An Air Canada aeroplane landing at Halifax leaves the runway while landing at Halifax, but only minor injuries are reported.

Nigeria voting continues after delays

Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election.

Greece's creditors mull new reforms

Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.

Briton's father in plea to airlines

The father of a British man killed in the Alps air crash urges airlines to look after pilots "properly", saying the victims of the disaster should "never be forgotten".

Europol chief warns on encryption

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'

Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".

VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?

Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.

VIDEO: China warning over global warming

The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.

VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup

India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Yemen 'on the brink' of civil war

The United Nations envoy to Yemen has warned that the country could slide into prolonged conflict like Iraq, Syria or Libya.

VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life

BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc.

VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace

A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future.

VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies

A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries.

VIDEO: Can we design for better living?

Will Gompertz looks at some of the latest cutting edge designs shortlisted for the Designs of the Year award.

Putin still in fashion 15 years on

Fifteen years after his election, Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia is undeniable, says the BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Moscow.

Is it possible to end global poverty?

The UN is expected to adopt the World Bank's ambitious target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Could we really see the end of poverty within a generation?

VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points

It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments.

What is the point of the Large Hadron Collider?

David Shukman explores the justifications for the £4bn 'atom smasher' buried under Geneva.

Germanwings crash: Counting the cost

Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?

Dickens' desk saved for public view

The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Graphene light bulb set for shops

A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.

Best Buy closes Canada's Future Shop

US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

Safari users win right to sue

Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.

Children on screens six hours a day

A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits.

'Threats' against BBC boss investigated

Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.

Show goes on for One Direction

1D performed for the first time since Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group, at a gig in South Africa.

Duo begin year-long space trip

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’

A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science.

Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.

Office workers 'too sedentary'

Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.

Vettel takes shock Malaysia win

Sebastian Vettel takes a stunning maiden victory for Ferrari, winning a straight fight with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in Malaysia.

Australia crush NZ to win World Cup

Australia overwhelm New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup for a fifth time at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The beast of the Danube

The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat.

The men who uncovered Assyria

Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.

Couple marry in supermarket aisle

A couple marry in the Easter egg aisle of the Cambridgeshire supermarket where they shared their first date.

Nappy-wearing goat back with mum

A nappy-wearing sickly kid goat nursed back to health is now behaving "like a proper goat, not a dog" her owner says.

Kenya ministers suspended over graft

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends four ministers and 12 other high-ranking officials after they were implicated in corrupt deals.

Sri Lanka president's brother killed

The youngest brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena dies after being attacked with an axe.

Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.

Rescued Chilean miner loses home

A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.

Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib'

Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.

Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.

Heads' threat to parents over gaming

Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.

Lee Rigby memorial to be unveiled

A permanent memorial to murdered soldier Lee Rigby is to be unveiled in his home town of Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Retailers call for review of rates

Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.

Your pictures: Docks

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Kathmandu graffiti

The walls of the Nepali capital come to life

Day in pictures: 27 March 2015

Images from around the world: 27 March

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Denise Felkin's MA project

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In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes

A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps

Day in pictures: 26 March 2015

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Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs

The six-second solo that's been copied in 1,500 songs

A very Singaporean send-off

A very Singaporean farewell for Lee Kuan Yew

The man admired by presidents and warlords

The name admired by presidents and warlords

Empty grounds & bus depots in Brazil

World Cup's expensive legacy in Brazil as stadium lie empty

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