1. Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc Quebecois has joined Stephen Harper in resigning from his party’s leadership.
  2. Marlon James of Jamaica has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for his novel, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’.
  3. The royal house of York is a branch of the Plantagenets.
  4. ‘Intifada’ translates to an uprising in English, or, literally, ‘a jumping up as a reaction to something’.
  5. Cassoulet is a stew of white beans and meat.