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


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Greece asks public agencies for cash  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:09:02 GMT
The Greek government asks public sector bodies to hand over any reserve cash to help it meet a payment due to the International Monetary Fund. 
China property firm Kaisa defaults  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:22:30 GMT
Kaisa Group becomes the first Chinese property developer to default on its overseas debt, which is estimated to be about $2.5bn (£1.7bn). 
Airline bans passenger after tweet  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:35:57 GMT
United Airlines banned a security researcher from a flight after he tweeted that he might be able to hack the aircraft's systems. 
Google search changes favour mobile  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:20:22 GMT
Google is updating its search tools to favour websites that work well on mobile devices above those that fail its criteria 
Groundhog Day set for London stage  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:29:56 GMT
A stage musical adaptation of classic comedy film Groundhog Day is to have its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016. 
Furious 7 fastest film to take $1bn  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:08:53 GMT
Furious 7 tops the US box office for a third week after breaking records as the fastest film to take $1 billion (£669.5 million) worldwide. 
Rosetta's comet throws out big jet  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:18:05 GMT
Europe's Rosetta probe catches its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust. 
Diver wins environmental award  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:46:06 GMT
A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards. 
Mindfulness 'option for depression'  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:16:32 GMT
A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says. 
Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:02:51 GMT
Two common drugs - one for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - might be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe. 
England should pick Rashid - Vaughan  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:05:10 GMT
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid should make his England Test debut in the second match of the series in the West Indies, says Michael Vaughan. 
Henderson close to five-year deal  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:23:34 GMT
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is close to agreeing a new £100,000-a-week deal with the Premier League club. 
Does a US child go missing every 90 seconds?  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:53:44 GMT
When there's a report of a child going missing it's easy to jump to the worst conclusions. But sometimes the reality is not quite so alarming. 
Making knowledge beautiful  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:45:37 GMT
Elegant and colourful infographics making it easier for our brains to process facts and figures. 
Australia PM downs beer in seconds  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:44:40 GMT
Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.