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—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian

 

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Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT 
    A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.


Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:46:32 GMT 
    A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.


Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:47:56 GMT 
    Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.


England v Norway 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:29:00 GMT 
    Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.


Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMT 
    Memories of Ernest Hemingway are starting to fade in Paris, despite the American author's celebrated connection with the city.


How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved? 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:31:21 GMT 
    The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?


Nigeria militants 'seize' major town 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT 
    Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.


Afghan militants 'may join IS' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT 
    Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.


EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT 
    Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.


'Cartel links' mayors to be charged 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:07 GMT 
    Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.


IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT 
    Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.


Brain 'can learn to eat healthily' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:53:44 GMT 
    The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.


Islamic State holding British captive 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:40 GMT 
    A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.


UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal 
  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:39:20 GMT 
    The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.


Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:05:13 GMT 
    Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.
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