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—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, The Song of Hiawatha

 

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Bloody riots mar Belgrade derby 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:50:11 GMT 
    The start of the Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan was delayed for 45 minutes following serious crowd trouble.


Chile volcano causes flight problems 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT 
    The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.


Syria Islamists take northern town 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:31:44 GMT 
    Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.


Canada bails ex-Guantanamo detainee 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:20:06 GMT 
    A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.


Britons caught up in Nepal disaster 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:30:07 GMT 
    A UK couple on their honeymoon are among a number of Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake and subsequent avalanches in the Everest region.


Labour plan to cap rental increases 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:10:05 GMT 
    Private landlords would not be able to increase rents by more than inflation for three years under Labour plans to give tenants more security.


Cameron sets out '100 day' Tory plan 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:38:31 GMT 
    David Cameron says wages, welfare, housing and childcare will be at the heart of the Conservatives' programme for government in its first 100 days if it wins an outright victory.


Britain has 'moral duty' for migrants 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:26:24 GMT 
    Britain has a "moral responsibility" to help refugees from conflicts in which it has participated, the Bishop of Manchester says.


Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.


In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:33 GMT 
    Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images


Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:25 GMT 
    Images from the campaign trail: 24 April


In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption 
  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07:02 GMT 
    Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile


In pictures: 25 years of Hubble 
  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:12:46 GMT 
    Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope.


In pictures: Stairway to Heaven 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:51:33 GMT 
    Finding a final resting places in a crowded city


In pictures: Earth's beauty 
  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:57:30 GMT 
    To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures
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