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—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859

 

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BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK. 
French radio station catches fire  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:08:49 GMT
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties. 
Sound design for rhino breeding  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:49:04 GMT
Researchers in the US investigate whether the hum and rumble of urban life is what makes rhinos reluctant to breed in captivity. 
Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons. 
UN chief defends Ebola aid workers  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:31:36 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable". 
Google developing a cancer detector  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor. 
India ask WI for $42m compensation  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:39:05 GMT
India's cricket board demands its West Indies counterpart pays up for pulling out of their tour of the country in October. 
Van Gaal keen to exploit City form  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:23:39 GMT
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hopes his team can exploit Manchester City's dip in form at the Etihad on Sunday. 
The channel that's spiced up French TV  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success? 
VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today 
Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says. 
Myanmar in rare multi-party talks  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 GMT
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year. 
Hungary scraps controversial web tax  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it. 
Colombian Farc in civilian admission  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians". 
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.