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"Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art."

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Hormone 'protects premature babies'  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:01:09 GMT
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests. 
'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:33:38 GMT
The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places. 
Milton Keynes Dons 4-0 Manchester United  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:03:08 GMT
Manchester United suffer a humiliating League Cup exit as they are hammered 4-0 by League One side MK Dons. 
Celtic 0-1 NK Maribor  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:36:44 GMT
Celtic drop into the Europa League after losing 1-0 at home to NK Maribor in their Champions League play-off. 
The death list that names 5,000 victims  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:33:34 GMT
How prosecutors are using a 34-year-old document to track the people who killed 5,000 victims in the 1970s. 
Is this woman an apostate?  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:00:23 GMT
Is Kate Kelly really an apostate? Why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints excommunicated a woman for campaigning to change the priesthood. 
UN helicopter crashes in South Sudan  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:15:55 GMT
The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan killing three crew - unconfirmed reports say it was shot down. 
India 'criminal' ministers warning  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:38:35 GMT
India's Supreme Court says politicians with criminal records should not be appointed as ministers. 
Berlin's embattled mayor to quit  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:37:00 GMT
Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit announces he will step down on 11 December amid an ongoing row over the city's new airport. 
UN: Poverty down in Latin America  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:21:12 GMT
More than 56 million people were lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2000 and 2012, according to a UN report. 
Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:55:33 GMT
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead. 
US schools to have non-white majority  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:51:32 GMT
White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term. 
Police chief ‘must quit over report’  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:48:54 GMT
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire faces calls to resign in light of the damning report into child abuse in Rotherham. 
Primary school places budget squeeze  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:49 GMT
There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools. 
Swinney says 'No currency, no debt'  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:42:45 GMT
Finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed Scotland will not pay its share of the UK debt if it does not get a currency union after independence.