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"All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned--the biggest word of all--look."

—Robert (L.) Fulghum (b. 1937) American writer, author

 

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China sets 2015 growth target at 7%  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:40:33 GMT
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said. 
Fraud office probes Bank auctions  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:49:44 GMT
The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says. 
Lords want drone owners register  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:02:20 GMT
The House of Lords EU Committee calls for a drone register to be set up which owners of unmanned aircraft would have to join. 
China and US clash over backdoors  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:22:06 GMT
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys. 
Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:27:29 GMT
Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV. 
Australia announces Eurovision singer  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:43:20 GMT
Former Australian Idol winner and X Factor judge Guy Sebastian will be Australia's first ever entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest. 
African synchrotron bid gathers pace  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:52 GMT
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears. 
Autism appears 'largely genetic'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:54:29 GMT
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates. 
Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:48:46 GMT
Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found. 
Adults get flu 'every five years'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:42:53 GMT
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China. 
Scotland's hopes ended by Bangladesh  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:52:00 GMT
Scotland's chances of progressing in the World Cup are dashed by Bangladesh, despite Kyle Coetzer's record-breaking innings. 
Villarreal 1-3 Barcelona (2-6 agg)  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:34:09 GMT
Barcelona will meet Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final after sealing a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal. 
Striking gold with a hoard of lost property  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:45 GMT
Welcome to the Zurich store where much of Switzerland's lost property ends up for sale. 
Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:23:57 GMT
Historian Georgy Mirsky on Russia's "culture of intolerance, bitterness, national arrogance, and malicious smears" and its part in the murder of Boris Nemtsov. 
Erdogan fined for statue insult  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:25:52 GMT
Turkey's president is fined for making disparaging remarks about a statue in 2011.