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—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859


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VIDEO: UK pensioner faces public flogging in Saudi 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:20:21 GMT 
    A UK pensioner caught with homemade alcohol in Saudi Arabia could receive 360 lashes - a punishment his family say would kill him.

VIDEO: GB athlete Bosworth comes out as gay 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:15:13 GMT 
    Tom Bosworth tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire why he has chosen now to be the first British athlete to come out as gay.

VIDEO: Pay by ring? The new ways to buy goods 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:50:40 GMT 
    From jewellery with embedded chips to biometric technology, how the way we pay for things could change

VIDEO: Birmingham Royal Ballet at 25 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:03:00 GMT 
    Birmingham Royal Ballet marks 25 years since Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet moved to the Midlands.

VIDEO: Myanmar candidate blocked from constituency 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:50:01 GMT 
    Campaigning in the Coco Islands in Myanmar is being restricted ahead of the nation's elections in November.

Looking for India's 'lost' leader 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:39:15 GMT 
    Many in India refuse to believe the nationalist leader died, as reported, in a plane crash in 1945, says Andrew Whitehead.

A widening gap between Clinton and Obama 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:52:32 GMT 
    As Hillary Clinton prepares for the first Democratic debate, she's drawing more differences between herself and the man she seeks to replace.

How dangerous is Turkey's unrest? 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:57:45 GMT 
    Turkey has witnessed its worse terror attack. Ahead of a tense general election, the BBC's Paul Kirby asks what are the risks of the crisis deteriorating.

What you can be flogged for in Saudi Arabia 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:37:45 GMT 
    As a British pensioner faces the prospect of being given 360 lashes, we look at what else people are flogged for in Saudi Arabia.

Man lost in Outback survives on ants 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 04:39:05 GMT 
    Australian police say a 62-year-old camel-hunter survived six days lost in the Outback without water and by eating ants.

Leonardo DiCaprio to produce VW film 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:20:24 GMT 
    Leonardo DiCaprio to produce a film based on an as-yet-unwritten book about the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal.

Barclays to name new chief executive 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:47:12 GMT 
    Barclays is set to appoint former JP Morgan banker James "Jes" Staley as its new chief executive.

UK inflation rate turns negative again 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:24:54 GMT 
    Inflation as measured by Consumer Prices Index fell to -0.1% in September, partly due to falling fuel prices, official figures show

People 'prefer bored robots' 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:54:41 GMT 
    Robots that make mistakes and show human emotions fared better in tests with humans than their perfect counterparts.

'You're too hot to be an engineer' 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:26:39 GMT 
    Female coders mark Ada Lovelace Day
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