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

 

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Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:11:37 GMT
Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people. 
Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:42:27 GMT
Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece. 
Chile proposes to end abortion ban  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:56 GMT
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. 
Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:30:05 GMT
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported. 
Canadian PM seeks wider terror laws  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:52:48 GMT
Encouraging terror attacks against Canada will become a crime under legislation proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. 
Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:17:50 GMT
All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary. 
Celtic 2-0 Rangers  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:22:48 GMT
Celtic ease to victory over Rangers at Hampden to set up a Scottish League Cup final with Dundee United. 
Prison 'book ban' rule relaxed  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:07:25 GMT
A rule that stopped inmates receiving books in prison is relaxed - with books now allowed via four "approved retailers". 
Maude to stand down at election  Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:08:58 GMT
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announces he is to stand down at the next election, 32 years after entering parliament. 
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:21:55 GMT
News photos from around the world 
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:34 GMT
Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town 
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:45 GMT
Images from around the world: 30 January 
At the pump  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT
Petrol stations around the world 
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT
Pictures from around the country 
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT
Images from around the world: 28 January 
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