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"The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use?"

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


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Crowd trouble halts Feyenoord game 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:39:37 GMT 
    Feyenoord's Europa League game against visitors Roma is suspended after crowd trouble from some home fans.

The girl who gets gifts from birds 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:09:24 GMT 
    Lots of people give food to the birds in their garden and get nothing in return - but when one girl feeds the crows outside her house, they show their affection with tiny presents.

The man who returned his grandfather’s looted art 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:09:08 GMT 
    More than a century ago, British troops looted thousands of works of art from the Benin Empire - one man decided to return his grandfather's loot.

Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT 
    Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.

Balloons mistaken for IS propaganda 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:31:57 GMT 
    Police in Sweden ask for 21st birthday balloons to be taken down after they are mistaken for Islamic State propaganda.

Deadly bombs at Nigeria bus stations 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:58:32 GMT 
    Suicide bomb attacks kill at least 32 people in northern Nigeria, as the wave of violence from Boko Haram continues.

Historic objects return to Australia 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:27:46 GMT 
    A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.

Ukraine 'starts weapons withdrawal' 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:36:02 GMT 
    Ukraine's army is starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in the east as part of a ceasefire, the defence ministry in Kiev says.

China's loans to Latin America rise 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:48:10 GMT 
    Loans from China to Latin America rose by 71% to $22bn in 2014, new figures from the China-Latin America Finance Database suggest.

Fawwaz guilty of US embassy attacks 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:30:06 GMT 
    A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people.

Boehner silent on shutdown vote 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:32:46 GMT 
    House Speaker John Boehner has refused to say if the House will vote on a Senate bill funding homeland security before a Friday deadline.

Row over Savile hospital access claim 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:14:20 GMT 
    The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.

Labour to confirm tuition fee cut plan 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:55:05 GMT 
    Ed Miliband is to say university tuition fees have been a "disaster" and will set out Labour's plans to cut them by a third.

Osborne rebuked on EU surcharge claim 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:06:51 GMT 
    MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".

Online motoring plea service launched 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:09:28 GMT 
    A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.
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