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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."

—John Ruskin (1819-1900) British writer, art critic, Modern Painters

 

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Google tries ad-free net experiment  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:30:09 GMT
Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts. 
O'Keeffe work sets female art record  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist. 
Cosby carries on with one-man show  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:21:18 GMT
US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women. 
Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:39:16 GMT
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change. 
Embrace the arts, engineers told  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:25 GMT
Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession. 
Female bosses 'more depressed'  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:59:57 GMT
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US. 
Obesity 'costing same as smoking'  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:11:32 GMT
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests. 
Hamilton 'like a kid at Christmas'  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:57:19 GMT
Lewis Hamilton says his "spectacular" Mercedes is the best F1 car he has driven as he builds up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP. 
McCaw not interested in milestones  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:45 GMT
Richie McCaw says he is thinking about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as All Blacks captain. 
The day the entire German fleet surrendered  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:30:48 GMT
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later. 
City at war - where a police officer is killed every day  Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:53:01 GMT
Pakistan's police are battling the Taliban - not just in the remote north of the country near the border with Afghanistan, but in Karachi, the country's economic and cultural heart. 
Police in toastie mercy dash  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:39:56 GMT
Officers in New Zealand come to the rescue of a distressed woman who hadn't eaten for three days. 
Writing lessons give way to typing  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:46 GMT
Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead. 
Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:43 GMT
Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say. 
Japanese PM Abe dissolves parliament  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:57:49 GMT
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.