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"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."

—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist

 

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Knox and Sollecito cleared in Italy  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:31:27 GMT
Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. 
Alps air crash co-pilot knew region  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:03:13 GMT
The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner into the French Alps knew the region from gliding holidays, people who knew him say. 
Duo begin year-long space trip  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station. 
Ten dead in Somali hotel attack  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:30:23 GMT
Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat. 
Nigerians to choose new president  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:20:14 GMT
Voting is to begin in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, to elect a new president. 
Silicon Valley firm wins bias case  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT
A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley. 
Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:47:53 GMT
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bomb Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden. 
Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray. 
Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:10:12 GMT
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people. 
US gives permit to rhino hunter  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:59:59 GMT
A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one. 
Several missing after NYC blast  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:58:35 GMT
At least two people are missing and one other is unaccounted for after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse. 
Sex abuse 'cover-up' inquiry extended  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:55:10 GMT
Three new investigations into alleged corruption by the Metropolitan Police over claims of child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog. 
VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT
Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal". 
VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'?  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT
Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change. 
VIDEO: China warning over global warming  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT
The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change. 
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