"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."
—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859
- German motorway shooter sentenced Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT
- 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 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".
- Tunisia secularists win elections Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT
- 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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:03 GMT
- 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' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:35:34 GMT
- 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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:24:26 GMT
- 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' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:00 GMT
- Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
- Person missing after fireworks blaze Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:23:49 GMT
- 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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