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—Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American pioneer in self-improvement

 

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Ireland vote 'backs gay marriage' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 10:59:48 GMT 
    Early indications suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.


Iraq volunteers start Ramadi push 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 11:34:49 GMT 
    About 3,000 militia members in Iraq begin moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.


German woman, 65, 'has quadruplets' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:38 GMT 
    A 65-year-old German woman gives birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany's RTL television reports.


Email error reveals bank's EU project 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:00:10 GMT 
    The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.


Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 06:59:17 GMT 
    At least 43 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.


US Senate blocks surveillance bill 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 06:19:14 GMT 
    The US Senate blocks a bill that would have ended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.


Farc suspends truce after attack 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 00:22:58 GMT 
    Colombian Farc leftist rebel group suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.


US reality show taken off schedule 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:37:25 GMT 
    A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.


'Israel row' sinks UN nuclear talks 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 08:24:33 GMT 
    A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons ends in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal.


California farmers agree water deal 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 21:31:48 GMT 
    California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.


Jayalalitha takes oath in Tamil Nadu 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:09:27 GMT 
    Jayaram Jayalalitha is sworn in as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.


Stage set for biggest-ever Eurovision 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:50:43 GMT 
    Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.


VIDEO: Huge sinkhole appears at golf course 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:18:59 GMT 
    A large sinkhole is discovered at a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in the US state of Missouri.


VIDEO: World's oldest woman turns 116 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:45:05 GMT 
    An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.


VIDEO: Mexico shoot-out leaves dozens dead 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:30:09 GMT 
    A shoot-out on the border between the Mexican states of Michoacan and Jalisco leaves at least 43 people dead.
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