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"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
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- A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
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- Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
- UN chief defends Ebola aid workers Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:31:36 GMT
- UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
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- Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.
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- A Shaun Kenny-Dowall try five minutes from full-time seals a 14-12 New Zealand win over Samoa in the Four Nations.
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- Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today
- Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT
- Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
- Myanmar in rare multi-party talks Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:06:15 GMT
- Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
- Hungary scraps controversial web tax Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT
- Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
- Colombian Farc in civilian admission Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
- Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
- Key Jerusalem holy site reopens Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT
- Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.