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—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


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Iceland paper published back to front  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:20:19 GMT
An Icelandic newspaper publishes an issue back to front in honour of its audience's traditional reading habits. 
Moles dig for history in Denmark  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:10 GMT
Moles are being used by a museum in Denmark to help gather information at an archaeological site. 
Ebola nations 'need huge aid plan'  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:49:29 GMT
Liberia's president calls for an aid package for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa along the lines of the post-WWII Marshall Plan. 
Delhi police block gang rapist film  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:14:02 GMT
Police in India secure a court injunction blocking the broadcast of an interview with one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row. 
Russians bid farewell to Nemtsov  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:44 GMT
Thousands of Russians bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov during his funeral in the capital Moscow. 
Brazil judge suspended over Porsche  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:54:18 GMT
A judge in Brazil is suspended from an insider trading case against tycoon Eike Batista, after he is seen driving the billionaire's Porsche. 
Fierce clashes around Iraq's Tikrit  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:25:03 GMT
Fierce clashes are taking place in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, as soldiers and militiamen attack Islamic State positions, officials say. 
Target to cut several thousand jobs  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:45:55 GMT
US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years. 
Workers' pay 'below pre-crisis level'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:22:23 GMT
Incomes for those of working age are still below pre-crisis levels, according to research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). 
UK government sells Eurostar stake  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:07:46 GMT
The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m. 
Farage 'rejects immigration targets'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:59:31 GMT
The UK Independence Party will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, its leader pledges, having said net annual migration should be capped at 50,000. 
Two still held over Becky 'murder'  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 06:54:56 GMT
Police have until this afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts. 
In pictures: Dealing with addiction  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:01:08 GMT
David Stewart's pictures of people coping with addiction 
Day in pictures: 3 March 2015  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:53:08 GMT
Images from around the world: 3 March 
Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:17 GMT
Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva Motor Show