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"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

—Ronald Wilson Reagan (b. 1911) 40th US President, Republican

 

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Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:39 GMT 
    The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.


Cancer-killing cells made in the lab 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT 
    Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.


Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:28:48 GMT 
    Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.


Pellegrini remains calm after defeat 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:39:02 GMT 
    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.


The hardship posting to end all hardship postings 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT 
    The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.


Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT 
    Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'?


Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT 
    Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.


Younus sets Pakistan century record 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:27:29 GMT 
    Younus Khan becomes Pakistan's highest Test century maker as they set Australia 438 to win the first Test in Dubai.


Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT 
    The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.


Life terms for Argentina jail crimes 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT 
    An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.


Iran woman's hanging draws protests 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:36 GMT 
    Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.


New York axe attack 'terrorist act' 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:40:48 GMT 
    Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.


Inmate planned kidnap and escape 
  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:57:41 GMT 
    Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.


'Record number' of low-paid Britons 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:00:43 GMT 
    A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.


Salmond blames Miliband over Lamont 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:10:14 GMT 
    Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has claimed.
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