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Families Around the World – Feb 14, 2011

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

Included in this week's list are stories from England, Malaysia, the USA, Thailand and  France




We kick this week's edition of Families Around the World off with an appropriate story (seeing as it is Valentine's day!) about Peggy and George Milne from Yorkshire, England who recently celebrated their 71st Wedding Anniversary! It's a great story of long-term love, that comes with some free tips on how to keep the flame burning for so many years.


Next we have the amazing story of a Malaysian woman who, using a wooden ladle, beat away a tiger that was attacking her husband. Now that's love!



From the US, we have the story of an amazing child, 4 Year Old Averie Carrlon who, after being in a car accident with her family, pulled herself from the wreckage and walked more than 400 metres through a snow-laden field in order to get help for her mother and 1 Year Old brother.



From Thailand come news of a new book, a double biography of Phraya Suraphandaseni - governor of the old Ratchaburi precinct, who became a political prisoner for his alleged role in the 1933 Bavoradej Rebellion - and his wife, Khunying.

It's a story of politics but, more importantly and just in time for Valentine's Day, a story of love in a time of tremendous turmoil.



Finally, we have news of big change at global cosmetics company, L'Oreal. While the news has to do with the departure of Lindsay Owen-Jones, its longtime chairman, there's great interest in what that will mean for the scandal-plagued Liliane Bettencourt who, with more than 30% of the company is not only France's richest woman but one of the richest people in the world.

The Bettencourt holding in L'Oreal has been, and continues to be, a family affair with Liliane's share being passed down to her when her father passed away and over 12% of the company being held in trust for Lilane's daughter, Francoise.


That's it for this week's Families Around the World (did anyone notice a coincidental trend in the flags this week?).

If you have any amazing family stories you think our blog readers would like to hear about, feel free to put some info and a link in the comments to this post and we'll see if we can add it to next week's edition of FAW.

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