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—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist

 

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School head held over India 'rape'  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:56:14 GMT
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped. 
Airline route assessments criticised  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:50:08 GMT
Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says. 
Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:44 GMT
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month. 
Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:33 GMT
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say. 
US courts conflict on Obamacare law  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:04:04 GMT
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. 
MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:56:32 GMT
The black box flight recorders from downed flight MH17 arrive in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators. 
UK licensing arms exports to Russia  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:26 GMT
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said. 
Young adults face housing squeeze  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:10 GMT
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests. 
Fresh public sector strike planned  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:46:56 GMT
Local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to mount a second day of strike action. 
Day in pictures: 22 July 2014  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:44:47 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 22 July 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
In pictures: Royal first birthdays  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:54:44 GMT
A long line of royal baby photos 
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:04:14 GMT
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV 
Day in pictures: 21 July 2014  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:51:52 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 21 July 
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:12:15 GMT
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe