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—Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715-71) French philosopher, encyclopedias

 

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RAC urges parking funds transparency  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:05:44 GMT
Councils should show where they are spending the money they raise on parking fees as motorists see higher charges, says the RAC. 
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT
News photos from around the world 
A community's tales  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir 
Day in pictures: 25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:49 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 25 July 
'Hidden' photos reveal library build  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library 
Your pictures: Cycling  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling" 
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US 
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
No place to hide for children of war  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:09:45 GMT
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza 
Germany's super-shy super-rich  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:29 GMT
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down? 
Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:44:19 GMT
A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan 
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:47:40 GMT
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic? 
Ethiopian mother angry over murdered son  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:41:35 GMT
An Ethiopian mother's disbelief at violent student crackdown 
The bakery in the middle of a desert  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:01:16 GMT
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert