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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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Lesotho opposition forms government 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:01:19 GMT 
    Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.

Indian AAP sidelines founder members 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:59:04 GMT 
    Indian anti-corruption party AAP sidelines two of its founder members, amid feuding following its Delhi election win last month.

Putin urges end to political murders 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:18:15 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Argentine president case challenged 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:35:06 GMT 
    An Argentine prosecutor appeals against last week's decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Kerry to meet Gulf leaders in Riyadh 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:05:16 GMT 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Gulf leaders in Riyadh to address their concerns over a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

US high court divided over Obamacare 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT 
    The US Supreme Court appears sharply divided over a healthcare law challenge that could threaten health insurance for eight million Americans.

Cameron: I'll only do one TV debate 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:59:47 GMT 
    David Cameron says he will take part in only one TV debate ahead of the general election featuring seven party leaders, amid a growing row over the issue.

Fraud office probes Bank auctions 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:35:39 GMT 
    The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the bank says.

Stepbrother charged with Becky murder 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:54:48 GMT 
    Nathan Matthews, the stepbrother of missing Bristol 16-year-old Becky Watts, is charged with her murder.

Lovers convicted of killing girl 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:12:35 GMT 
    A woman and her sadistic lover who created a cyber fantasy world are convicted of killing her young daughter, who suffered 50 injuries.

Your pictures: Adventure 
  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:07:41 GMT 
    Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure

In pictures: Dealing with addiction 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:01:08 GMT 
    David Stewart's pictures of people coping with addiction

Geneva Motor Show: What to look out for 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:17 GMT 
    Models to keep an eye out for at Geneva Motor Show

Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy: Life in pictures 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:08:51 GMT 
    Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy has died

Day in pictures: 3 March 2015 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:53:08 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 3 March
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