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—Guy Albert Lombardo (1902-77) Canadian-born American bandleader

 

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Complex molecule discovered in space 
  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:56:38 GMT 
    The discovery of a branched carbon molecule 27,000 light-years from Earth suggests the building blocks of life may be ubiquitous throughout the galaxy.


Ebola leaves 'thousands orphaned' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:03:03 GMT 
    Almost 4,900 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year, the UN children's agency says.


Antibiotic 'link to child obesity' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:02:29 GMT 
    A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.


Man Utd consider midweek friendlies 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:52:32 GMT 
    Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendly matches abroad in the absence of Champions League football.


Pardew expects talks with Ashley 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:14:39 GMT 
    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to have "serious conversations" with owner Mike Ashley after the 1-0 defeat at Stoke.


One people, 1,200 sausages 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:18:46 GMT 
    The history of Germany in beer and bratwurst.


An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:32:00 GMT 
    The rise of the stethoscope led doctors to touch their patients, its decline may lead to them talk more.


Libya parliament rivals hold talks 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:43:45 GMT 
    Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.


Indians fast for jailed politician 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:08:37 GMT 
    The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.


Belgium tries 46 over jihadist links 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:08:21 GMT 
    Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.


Brazil hotel hostage crisis ends 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:48:39 GMT 
    An apparently armed man who held a hotel employee hostage in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, surrenders to police after a seven-hour stand-off.


IS and Iraq battle over key town 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:50:18 GMT 
    Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad.


Hannah suspect 'linked to 2009 case' 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:12:06 GMT 
    Police searching for missing student Hannah Graham say there is a forensic link between suspect Jesse Matthew and another unsolved murder case.


PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:29 GMT 
    David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.


Pupils' images on teacher's computer 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:17:27 GMT 
    Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of the deputy head teacher of an Essex school who was recently found dead.
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