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"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."

—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist


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Reporter jailed for stolen data links  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:55:12 GMT
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data. 
US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:28:38 GMT
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators. 
Birdman given boost in Oscars race  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:33:01 GMT
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize. 
US talk show pioneer Franklin dies  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:54:53 GMT
Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88. 
Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:28:06 GMT
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by. 
Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:39:15 GMT
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers. 
Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:01:25 GMT
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon. 
Exercise advice is 'unrealistic'  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:20:20 GMT
Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue doctors should promote small increases in activity instead. 
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Arsenal  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:34:07 GMT
Defending champions Arsenal reach the FA Cup fifth round but are forced to hang on for a 3-2 victory at Championship side Brighton. 
Gabon 0-2 Equatorial Guinea  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:09:56 GMT
Hosts Equatorial Guinea make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Gabon 2-0. 
The sheikh who listened to Nazi radio  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:25:40 GMT
Early in World War Two, Britain's agent in Sharjah noticed an alarming rise in support for Nazi Germany - so he slipped on a disguise to find out who was responsible. 
The lost sons  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:49 GMT
The story two murdered teenage boys, an Israeli and a Palestinian, whose mistake was to stand by the side of a dark road. 
Fake bank swindles China savers  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:42 GMT
Building was made to look just like a real bank with uniformed staff serving customers. 
Ghana official wears wife's coat  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:58:46 GMT
Ruling party official laughs off criticism for donning the fur-trimmed number on visit to Germany. 
Lungu wins Zambia presidential poll  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:45:20 GMT
Defence Minister Edgar Lungu wins Zambia's presidential election for the governing Patriotic Front with 48.3% of the vote.