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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 . . .



Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.

Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal

Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

Charity decries US Ebola quarantine

Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

US police killing suspect captured

A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'

Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist.

Mass graves found in western Iraq

Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

Four dead in Kansas airport crash

At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Polanski freed after US arrest bid

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

VIDEO: Where are Mexico's missing students?

The Mexican president has met with the families of 43 students who went missing in September, following clashes with police.

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers

The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".

VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere

The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.

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

VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City

Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.

VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge

Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.

VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?

The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.

VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas

Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.

How much can UK campaign hurt IS?

The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive

Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

The price of peace in Colombia

As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.

VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?

It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.

Brazil football club to open cemetery

Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.

Citigroup legal costs up by $600m

Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies

Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'

A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.

A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'

The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.

Google developing a cancer detector

Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

Giants beat Royals in World Series

San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.

Can you cheat your way to fitness?

Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?

The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour

Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.

Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.

German motorway shooter sentenced

A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Tunisia secularists win elections

Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.

Long-serving Boston mayor dies

Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

Abuse victims 'want Woolf to quit'

Victims' groups are expected to tell child abuse inquiry officials that Fiona Woolf should step down as its head as concerns about her suitability persist.

'Do more' to tackle aid corruption

The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Person missing after fireworks blaze

One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that also leaves two people needing hospital treatment.

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The channel that's spiced up French TV

The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves

Quiz of the week's news

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The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

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Ukraine's "cyborg" defenders at Donetsk airport

Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

The older Indian women having children

Why Indian women are risking motherhood in old age

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election

The scandal-hit US politicians who could be re-elected

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses

Anzacs' sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany

Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner

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VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

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Is it a golden age for Chinese cinema?

Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?

The metal detectors saving marriages

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