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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

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First transplant of 'dead' heart 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT 
    Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".


Suarez gets help for impulse to bite 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT 
    Luis Suarez gets professional help for an "impulse" to bite opponents ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on Saturday.


Nadal confirms the end of his season 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:31:14 GMT 
    Fourteen-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season to undergo appendix surgery.


The day UFOs stopped play 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT 
    In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it?


How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:32:50 GMT 
    The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers.


Women propose sex strike for peace 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:38:14 GMT 
    Female peace activists think the strike could force men to end armed conflict.


Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT 
    A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.


PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT 
    David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.


Governor quits over Mexico missing 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT 
    The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.


US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:18 GMT 
    The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.


Two US Ebola nurses free of virus 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:10:30 GMT 
    Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.


Cost of driving licence to be cut 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT 
    The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.


Scottish Labour leader standing down 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:45:04 GMT 
    Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.


Anger over ancient woods quarry plan 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:57:03 GMT 
    Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.


Body of UK-born student identified 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:17:55 GMT 
    Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
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