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—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:37:44 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:06 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George. 
VIDEO: Pakistan protest over shot journalist  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:05:06 GMT
Media workers across Pakistan have held angry protests after a leading journalist was shot and wounded on Saturday. 
VIDEO: Christians mark Easter in tense Ukraine  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:03:23 GMT
Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are celebrating Easter although the situation in the country remains unstable. 
VIDEO: Turning the world into an orchestra  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:23:50 GMT
Spencer Kelly tests out Mogees- a device linked to your smartphone which turns objects into musical instruments. 
Stars read leaked Tarantino script  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:44 GMT
Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen join Quentin Tarantino for a live reading of a leaked, unproduced film script. 
Jack White cuts single in four hours  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:35:32 GMT
Jack White records and cuts a single in four hours, and claims a world record has been broken. 
Japan's trade deficit quadruples  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:33:53 GMT
Japan's trade deficit quadruples in March as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise. 
US banking giants see mixed results  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump. 
German media boss criticises Google  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant. 
Lavabit loses contempt appeal  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT
A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden. 
Crouching Tiger prequel set to shoot  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:09:20 GMT
A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year. 
Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:01:28 GMT
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year. 
Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report. 
SpaceX launches station cargo flight  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:02 GMT
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday. 
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