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— (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American diplomat, writer, US First Lady

 

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Alvin Stardust album gets early release  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death. 
Science chief warns on acid oceans  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions. 
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions. 
Cancer-killing cells made in the lab  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. 
First transplant of 'dead' heart  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart". 
Suarez happy with 'bittersweet' debut  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:57:28 GMT
Luis Suarez says it was a "relief" to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico. 
Pellegrini remains calm after defeat  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:39:02 GMT
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence. 
The hardship posting to end all hardship postings  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT
The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom. 
Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT
Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'? 
Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT
Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula. 
Protesters scuffle at N Korea border  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:04:27 GMT
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets. 
Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said. 
Life terms for Argentina jail crimes  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s. 
Iran woman's hanging draws protests  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:36 GMT
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries. 
US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:31:24 GMT
A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa. 
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UK ends Afghan combat operations  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:32:46 GMT
Ukraine votes in snap elections  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:30:40 GMT
US envoy condemns Ebola response  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:24:12 GMT
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