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


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Switzerland 'seeks Fifa arrests' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 05:11:45 GMT 
    Swiss police move to arrest officials from football world body Fifa over US corruption charges, New York Times says

Gunmen die in Taliban Kabul attack 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:21:58 GMT 
    Four militants who attacked a guesthouse in Kabul's diplomatic quarter die after a gun battle lasting at least six hours, police say.

Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:43:16 GMT 
    A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

Libya PM 'escapes assassination bid' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 20:37:12 GMT 
    Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says he has survived an assassination attempt after his car was attacked by gunmen in the eastern city of Tobruk.

EU to give migrant quota plan details 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:58:00 GMT 
    The EU is to announce details of controversial plans to relocate thousands of migrants who have reached Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

China arrests over stolen artefacts 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 04:56:55 GMT 
    Chinese police take 175 people into custody and recover stolen artefacts worth more than 500m yuan ($80m; £52m), calling it the biggest operation of its kind.

Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 00:45:23 GMT 
    Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

Muslims 'dehumanised' says Qatar royal 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 19:28:21 GMT 
    A senior member of the Qatar royal family has warned that Muslims are being "dehumanised" by the coverage of violent extremism in the Middle East.

Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 16:26:59 GMT 
    Pro-government forces in Iraq launch an operation to drive Islamic State out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi.

India heatwave toll passes 1,000 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 18:13:14 GMT 
    The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India passes 1,000, with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.

Obama loses immigration appeal 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 21:18:59 GMT 
    A US court rules President Barack Obama's plans to protect almost five million illegal immigrants from deportation must stay on hold.

Heavy rains put Houston underwater 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 20:07:29 GMT 
    At least three people have died in the Houston area after major flooding and tornadoes swept across the southern US and Mexico.

VIDEO: Where war still rages in eastern Ukraine 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:24:24 GMT 
    The conflict in Ukraine is entering its second year and a ceasefire, nominally in place since February, has failed to stop the violence in areas around Donetsk airport.

VIDEO: 'Relentless rain' sparks US flash floods 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 21:49:30 GMT 
    Extreme weather has been wreaking havoc in the US, where 16 people have been killed by storms in Oklahoma and Texas.

VIDEO: What is the Queen's Speech? 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:10:21 GMT 
    Ellie Price delivers a quick guide to the Queen's Speech.
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