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


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Bomb explodes at Somali restaurant 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:09:31 GMT 
    A car bomb explodes outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing 11 people near the Central Hotel.

New Afghan cabinet after long delay 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:05:01 GMT 
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani swears in 16 new ministers - nearly completing his cabinet after seven months of delay.

Turkey says it 'shares' Armenia pain 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:08:35 GMT 
    Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkey will "respectfully remember" deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide.

New York Governor Cuomo visits Cuba 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:52:44 GMT 
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits Cuba, the first US state governor to travel to the Communist-run island since a thaw in relations began last year.

'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:41:30 GMT 
    Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.

Utah woman jailed for killing babies 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:31:50 GMT 
    A Utah woman who admitted killing six of her own babies and hiding their bodies in her garage is sentenced to up to life in prison.

Tories and Labour in SNP election row 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:25:20 GMT 
    Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of "demeaning" his office by "talking up the SNP" - as Sir John Major warns the nationalists could "blackmail" a Labour government.

Man jailed for New Forest murder 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:12:47 GMT 
    A man has been sentenced to life for stabbing a woman to death in a field where she had been tending to her horses.

Diet pills highly toxic, mother warns 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:36:25 GMT 
    The mother of a student thought to have taken "highly toxic" diet pills bought online appeals to others not to consume them.

Action call over grocery pricing 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:33:52 GMT 
    Consumer body Which? demands action from regulator over "confusing and misleading" supermarket pricing.

Election 2015 in pictures: 21 April 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:00:25 GMT 
    Images from the campaign trail: 21 April

In pictures: New Order 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:06 GMT 
    Kevin Cummins' photographs of the Manchester band

Tigers, fisherman and the forest 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:25:28 GMT 
    Fear of tiger attack in the Sundarbans mangrove forests

Election 2015 in pictures: 20 April 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:33:35 GMT 
    Images from the campaign trail: 20 April

Prydferthwch y Parc // The Beauty of the Beacons 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:26:19 GMT 
    Celebrating the Brecon Beacons, granted National Park status in 1957
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