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—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British writer, critic

 

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WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:37 GMT 
    The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.


Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:03:56 GMT 
    Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.


Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:35:08 GMT 
    Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.


Rooney named new England captain 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:17 GMT 
    Wayne Rooney is named England captain by manager Roy Hodgson, who also calls up four uncapped players.


The parenting lessons to be taken from movies 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT 
    It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens.


The etiquette of reclining seats on flights 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:32 GMT 
    When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.


Zambia leader sacks potential rival 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:16 GMT 
    Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.


India launches bank accounts for all 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:30 GMT 
    Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.


Venice kicks off with Birdman film 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:43:14 GMT 
    The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.


Strike disrupts Argentine capital 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:24:11 GMT 
    Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.


Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak' 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:44 GMT 
    Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.


US supermarket sale ends bitter feud 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:46:40 GMT 
    The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.


Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:47:21 GMT 
    Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.


New hospital food rules introduced 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT 
    Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.


Early inspections over abuse scandal 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:44:06 GMT 
    Inspections of the children's services at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal are to be carried out early, as the deputy police and crime commissioner resigns and calls for her boss Shaun Wright to go.
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