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—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading


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VIDEO: Johannesburg shop owners tell of attack 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:22:19 GMT 
    Two shop owners who hid in the back of their shop in Johannesburg as it was attacked by a mob have been speaking about their fears.

VIDEO: A look around Everest's base camp 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:58:21 GMT 
    Thomas Martienssen gives a tour of the facilities at Everest's base camp as hundreds prepare to make a bid for the summit.

VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:14 GMT 
    A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:03:13 GMT 
    The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:04:01 GMT 
    What do Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have in common? They're young, hungry and ready to be president - never mind the party establishment's wishes.

High cost for Bangladesh war closure 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:37:19 GMT 
    The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation.

King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:25:00 GMT 
    Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent.

How close is Greece to Grexit? 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:40:39 GMT 
    If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?

Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:26:42 GMT 
    With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged.

Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:15:08 GMT 
    An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.

Australia PM downs beer in seconds 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:44:40 GMT 
    Footage has emerged of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott downing a large glass of beer in only seconds.

UK monitoring French nuclear issue 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:01:30 GMT 
    Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.

VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:52:04 GMT 
    The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Zuckerberg defends 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:37:09 GMT 
    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.

'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:13:27 GMT 
    A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.
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