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—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading

 

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HK in first talks with students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:01:27 GMT
Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests. 
Lufthansa strike declared legal  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:44:49 GMT
German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action. 
Rewards for Mexico missing students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:29 GMT
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state. 
Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMT
An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say. 
Mental exam for White House 'jumper'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:31:32 GMT
A judge orders a mental health evaluation for the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building with a knife last month. 
Gales leave one dead and four injured  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:32:14 GMT
A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and gusts of up to 88mph swept the country. 
Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:56:34 GMT
A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder. 
Pair retract Thai murder confessions  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:51:44 GMT
Two Burmese men accused of killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand have retracted their confessions, lawyers say. 
Hillsborough officer 'not leant on'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:51:48 GMT
A former police inspector who was on duty during the Hillsborough disaster denies he was "leant on" to ensure his statements "toed the party line". 
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites 
In pictures: Derry in 1969  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron 
Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:36 GMT
Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen 
Day in pictures: 20 October  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:45 GMT
24 hours of news images: 20 October 
In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:33:55 GMT
Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir 
Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:33 GMT
News photos from around the world 
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