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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 . . .



Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

North Korea frees detained US man

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

Canada car killer's passport seized

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.

Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'

Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.

Infant bodies found in Canada locker

The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.

Australian teen surfaces in IS video

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.

ICC warns Kenya on Kenyatta leaks

The International Criminal Court warns the Kenyan government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta's case to the media.

Police hunt links to Indiana killings

Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.

HK in first talks with students

Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.

Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman

The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).

Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.

LGBT Jamaicans 'targets of violence'

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jamaicans face "intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police" for protection, Human Rights Watch says.

McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death

Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

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VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India

Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.

AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry

How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant

VIDEO: Baghdad: Where one bomb is a quiet day

The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession.

VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'

An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting.

Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.

Tractor beam breaks distance record

Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.

Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.

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Audi claims self-drive speed record

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

Students build Oculus Moon robot

US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.

Protests against controversial opera

Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.

Timberlake settles Heat legal action

Celebrity magazine Heat apologises to actor and singer Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel after publishing a "false and unfounded story" questioning their marriage.

Pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops'

The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims.

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.

Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'

Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Man City

Manchester City blow a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow, leaving their Champions League hopes in the balance.

The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.

On the tracks of Australia's last record maker

How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press.

Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.

Tributes paid to ex-Australian PM

Tributes have been paid to Australia's controversial former prime minister Gough Whitlam who died on Tuesday at the age of 98.

Lufthansa strike declared legal

German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.

Rewards for Mexico missing students

The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.

Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.

US marine missing at murder hearing

A US marine has failed to appear in a Philippines court after being accused of murdering a transgender Filipino.

Storm leaves one dead and four hurt

A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and storms swept the country with gusts of up to 88mph.

Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks

A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder.

Pair retract Thai murder confessions

Two Burmese men accused of killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand have retracted their confessions, lawyers say.

Hillsborough officer 'not leant on'

A former police inspector who was on duty during the Hillsborough disaster denies he was "leant on" to ensure his statements "toed the party line".

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage

What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

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In pictures: Hong Kong protest art

Creativity on the streets of Hong Kong

The man who magically made maths fun

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VIDEO: Bondi Beach surfers fight depression

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Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me

Son saves father from despair of family loss

Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures

The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta

Who are the Kurds?

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To walk again - the people behind the story

The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism

Has Australia’s flag been co-opted by racists?

Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS

Ebola, race and fear

Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?

Day in pictures: 21 October

A selection of news photos from around the world

Five ways Whitlam changed Australia

Five ways that late PM Gough Whitlam reformed his country

Pistorius sentencing: Relief as justice is served

Relief as marathon battle ends, says Andrew Harding

Europe's crisis that won't go away

New drama five years after start of eurozone crisis