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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel


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VIDEO: Street harassment confronter stabbed 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:32:24 GMT 
    Costa Ricans are celebrating a man for defending a woman in the street - but he has now been attacked.

VIDEO: Fassbender and Winslet on Steve Jobs film 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:18:15 GMT 
    A new film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs examines the man's life, personal relationships and gadgets.

Still Europe's last dictator? 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:33:41 GMT 
    Once dubbed "Europe's last dictator", Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, is set to be re-elected for the fifth consecutive time.

The reward for 'whale watching' on Mars 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:31:37 GMT 
    When scientists first saw Whale Rock in images returned from Nasa's Curiosity rover on Mars, they really weren't sure what to make of it. Since then it's become the linchpin in a story about water on early Mars.

VIDEO: Islamic State prioritise Telegram app to spread propaganda 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:32:31 GMT 
    Islamic State has started using the mobile app Telegram as its primary method of distributing propaganda

What are the risks of Ebola recurring? 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:15:09 GMT 
    Find out more about the after-effects of the Ebola virus and the risks of it returning in the 13,000 survivors of the most recent outbreak.

Refugees guest-edit Danish newspaper 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:19:55 GMT 
    A Danish newspaper hands over the reins to 12 refugees for a special edition to give their take on Europe's migration crisis.

Japanese clamour for disaster manual 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:44:50 GMT 
    Bright yellow book fetches thousands of yen on auction sites.

Standard Chartered 'to cut 1,000 jobs' 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:03:14 GMT 
    Standard Chartered bank, the London-based lender that makes most of its profit in Asia, could cut up to 1,000 senior jobs, according to a memo sent to staff.

Russia hopes for Grand Prix boost 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:30:08 GMT 
    Russia will take the Formula 1 centre stage this weekend in Sochi, and race organisers hope it can boost tourism and also fuel interest in motorsport.

Netgear router exploit detected 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:13:28 GMT 
    A flaw in thousands of Netgear routers has been exploited by hackers, according to a security researcher.

VIDEO: 4K camera films drone-like video 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:07:54 GMT 
    The Chinese drone-maker DJI unveils a camera-on-a-stick that captures the kind of smooth video typically associated with drones.

Bieber back on top in singles chart 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:49:42 GMT 
    Justin Bieber becomes only the fourth music artist in UK history to have the same single to hit number one on three separate occasions.

Former BBC presenter Hugh Scully dies 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:58:24 GMT 
    Hugh Scully, who presented the BBC's Antiques Roadshow for 19 years, and before that Nationwide, dies at the age of 72.

Digitising Yorkshire's savannah past 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:10:58 GMT 
    Ancient bones from a North Yorkshire cave, including the remains of rhinos, bears and hyenas, are to be transformed into a digital museum.
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