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

 

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VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:50:01 GMT 
    Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.


VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:24:02 GMT 
    Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances


VIDEO: Sir Jackie Stewart: 'A great victory' 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:14:03 GMT 
    Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart hails Lewis Hamilton's world championship win in Abu Dhabi as "a great victory".


VIDEO: Knox-Johnston 'not abandoning sailing' 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:25:58 GMT 
    Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston praises the "warm and friendly" reception he received after claiming third place in his class of the singlehanded transatlantic Route du Rhum race.


VIDEO: England's blind cricket World Cup bid 
  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:55:30 GMT 
    England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week.


French fight for economic reputation 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:36:49 GMT 
    Stung by criticism from abroad, leading figures in the French government have launched a PR blitz in defence of their country, says Hugh Schofield.


Why a Muslim woman is BJP's face in Kashmir 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:58:20 GMT 
    India's ruling BJP is making a serious attempt to win power in state elections in Jammu and Kashmir, reports Sanjoy Majumder.


Military force: Not the way to win? 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:18:04 GMT 
    The nature of war has changed, says Jonathan Marcus, and military might is no longer a guarantee of success.


VIDEO: Why are all eyes on Iran talks? 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:41:04 GMT 
    The BBC examines why it is so important to broker a deal on Iran's nuclear future, as talks continue in Vienna.


VIDEO: Why does the rouble keep sliding? 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:27:14 GMT 
    Russia's president has warned of "catastrophic consequences" if the rouble continues to slide. The BBC examines how we got here.


VIDEO: Google case over web abuse settled 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:42:16 GMT 
    A UK businessman who took Google to court over malicious web postings directed at him, has reached a settlement with the firm.


VIDEO: Flying the 'Nintendo' fighter jet 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:42:57 GMT 
    BBC Click's Dave Lee finds out what it's like flying the newest advanced fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.


Albania opens huge Cold War bunker 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:50:01 GMT 
    A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.


'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000 
  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:23:34 GMT 
    A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).


Aviva shares hit by merger talks 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:34:15 GMT 
    Aviva's shares fall 4% in early trading following Friday's announcement that it is in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger with smaller rival Friends Life.
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