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"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."

—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859

 

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Currency losses clip AirAsia's wings 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:51:49 GMT 
    AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.


Net neutrality rules passed by FCC 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:01:32 GMT 
    The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.


Lenovo victim of cyber-attack 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:17:54 GMT 
    Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.


Samsung hit by latest smart TV issue 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:32:46 GMT 
    Many of the firm's smart TVs were unable to connect to servers for two days after a problem emerged as the firm carried out a security update.


Hockney art inspired by fly-tipping 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:46:51 GMT 
    David Hockney releases artwork showing the landscape that inspired him after it was blighted by fly-tipping.


Madonna falls off stage at Brits 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:29:35 GMT 
    US pop star Madonna fell off the stage during her performance at the 2015 Brit Awards on a night that saw Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran each win two prizes.


Killer frog disease hits Madagascar 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:21:22 GMT 
    A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.


Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT 
    Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.


'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men' 
  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:12:20 GMT 
    Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners.


India urges calm on deadly swine flu 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:47:00 GMT 
    The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.


Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool (agg 1-1, pens 5-4) 
  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:09:14 GMT 
    Liverpool are knocked out of the Europa League on penalties by Besiktas in Turkey after their last-32 tie ended 1-1 on aggregate.


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.
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