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—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer


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Mission accomplished at US box office 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:58:49 GMT 
    Tom Cruise motors to the top of the US box office with Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Empire State hosts wildlife display 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:21:17 GMT 
    Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.

Poll to find UK's favourite insect 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:46:51 GMT 
    An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.

Brain game for schizophrenia patients 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:58:45 GMT 
    A computer-based brain training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.

Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable' 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:13 GMT 
    A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".

Arsenal overcame big hurdle - Wenger 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:09:55 GMT 
    Arsene Wenger says his Arsenal players overcame a big mental hurdle by beating Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Monday's gossip column 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:16:13 GMT 
    Arsene Wenger dismisses Karim Benzema link, Ashley Young to get new contract, Tottenham to take Soldado loss, plus more.

Terror on the beach 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT 
    Thirty-eight people were killed by a gunman at the Tunisian resort of Sousse. Here survivors tell their story.

A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:35 GMT 
    Iran hasn't presented an inviting face to the outside world over the last few decades, but the UK Foreign Office now says it's fine to visit - so what's it like?

Burundi leader in vengeance warning 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:51:55 GMT 
    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza warns against vengeance and urges calm following the assassination of a senior general on Sunday

Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer' 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:53:38 GMT 
    Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.

Myanmar flooding leaves dozens dead 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:43:57 GMT 
    At least 47 people are now reported to have died in severe flooding in Myanmar which has affected tens of thousands of people.

Australian Speaker Bishop quits 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:51:21 GMT 
    The speaker of the lower house of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, resigns over an expenses scandal.

Crash grounds Russian helicopters 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 22:56:34 GMT 
    The Russian defence ministry grounds its fleet of Mi-28 attack helicopters after a fatal accident at an air show on Sunday.

Plan to evict illegal immigrants 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:42:40 GMT 
    Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
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