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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher

 

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Hormone 'protects premature babies' 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:01:09 GMT 
    The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.


'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:33:38 GMT 
    The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.


Milton Keynes Dons 4-0 Manchester United 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:03:08 GMT 
    Manchester United suffer a humiliating League Cup exit as they are hammered 4-0 by League One side MK Dons.


Celtic 0-1 NK Maribor 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:36:44 GMT 
    Celtic drop into the Europa League after losing 1-0 at home to NK Maribor in their Champions League play-off.


The death list that names 5,000 victims 
  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:33:34 GMT 
    How prosecutors are using a 34-year-old document to track the people who killed 5,000 victims in the 1970s.


Is this woman an apostate? 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:00:23 GMT 
    Is Kate Kelly really an apostate? Why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints excommunicated a woman for campaigning to change the priesthood.


UN helicopter crashes in South Sudan 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:15:55 GMT 
    The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan killing three crew - unconfirmed reports say it was shot down.


India 'criminal' ministers warning 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:38:35 GMT 
    India's Supreme Court says politicians with criminal records should not be appointed as ministers.


Berlin's embattled mayor to quit 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:37:00 GMT 
    Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit announces he will step down on 11 December amid an ongoing row over the city's new airport.


UN: Poverty down in Latin America 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:21:12 GMT 
    More than 56 million people were lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2000 and 2012, according to a UN report.


Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:55:33 GMT 
    Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.


US schools to have non-white majority 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:51:32 GMT 
    White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.


Police chief ‘must quit over report’ 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:48:54 GMT 
    The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire faces calls to resign in light of the damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.


Primary school places budget squeeze 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:49 GMT 
    There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.


Swinney says 'No currency, no debt' 
  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:42:45 GMT 
    Finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed Scotland will not pay its share of the UK debt if it does not get a currency union after independence.
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