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—Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) British writer, A Room with a View

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:38:20 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:44 GMT 
    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT 
    A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.


AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:15 GMT 
    How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant


VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMT 
    Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.


U-boat found with ship it sank 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:55 GMT 
    U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank


Slumbering lions win top photo prize 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:24:49 GMT 
    Slumbering lions win top photo prize


Total names new heads after boss dies 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:51:58 GMT 
    Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.


Boeing raises annual profit forecast 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:27:01 GMT 
    Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.


Nasa shares free sounds from space 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT 
    The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.


Microsoft to phase out Nokia name 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT 
    Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.


Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:13 GMT 
    Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.


S Club reunite for Children in Need 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:42:31 GMT 
    Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.


Physics reveals how nature sparkles 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:15:57 GMT 
    Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.


Wind farms outstrip nuclear power 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:59 GMT 
    The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
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