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


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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:41:21 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: Texas children 'monitored for Ebola' 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:31:35 GMT 
    More information has come to light about the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.

VIDEO: Iraq PM: IS threatens Iraq's existence 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:47:32 GMT 
    Iraq's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC that Islamic State continues to pose 'an existential threat' to the his country.

VIDEO: Shell hits Ukraine playground 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:58:19 GMT 
    At least ten people have been killed in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:08:36 GMT 
    It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.

Horowitz to write new Bond novel 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:54:48 GMT 
    Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.

Record haul-out for Pacific walrus 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:04:36 GMT 
    Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.

Pimco investors withdraw record sum 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:09:48 GMT 
    Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.

Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:48:37 GMT 
    Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:49:37 GMT 
    The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.

ARM creates new operating system 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:23:35 GMT 
    British computer chip designer ARM is branching out into operating system software by releasing free code designed to power devices.

Roses reteams Cumberbatch and Scott 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:36:53 GMT 
    Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined by his Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott in the cast of BBC Two's next major Shakespeare adaptation.

'Racist' Banksy mural destroyed 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:50:27 GMT 
    A Banksy mural showing a group of pigeons holding anti-immigration banners is destroyed after a complaint the work was "racist".

Sharks can be 'social or solitary' 
  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:17:59 GMT 
    A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

Moon's hidden valley system revealed 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:44:28 GMT 
    Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.
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