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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


World News From BBC

Gallipoli to mark Anzac centenary 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:18:14 GMT 
    Australia and New Zealand prepare for ceremonies in Turkey in honour of soldiers who fought at Gallipoli 100 years ago.

Pakistani activist killed in Karachi 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:55:43 GMT 
    A leading Pakistani activist is shot dead, and her mother left seriously injured, after leaving a seminar on torture in Karachi.

IS posts 'health service' video 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:05:07 GMT 
    Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.

Armenia remembers 'genocide campaign' 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:44:23 GMT 
    Ceremonies are held in Armenia and around the world to mark the centenary of the start of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:59 GMT 
    Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:49 GMT 
    California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Deadly capsize 'captain' in court 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:36:15 GMT 
    A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.

Poland bars Putin-backed bikers 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:16:27 GMT 
    Poland refuses entry to Putin-supported biker group Night Wolves, saying it cannot ensure security for the gang on its WW2 commemorative ride.

Comcast ends Time Warner Cable deal 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:08:06 GMT 
    US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.

'Big, big problems' for Greek deal 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:02:03 GMT 
    Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselboem warns that "big, big problems" need to be solved before any Greece debt deal can be agreed.

Statue of Liberty in NY evacuated 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:29:04 GMT 
    Tourist have been evacuated from the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York after the discovery of a suspicious package.

Chile volcano causes flight problems 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT 
    The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled.

VIDEO: Key moments from Armenia ceremonies 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:09:49 GMT 
    Commemorations take place in Armenia and other countries to mark the centenary of the start of killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

VIDEO: NZ PM: Gallipoli 'sadness, loss, pride' 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:39:39 GMT 
    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key tells the BBC's Lucy Hockings what the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli means to him.

VIDEO: Coastguard rescue 80 Libyan migrants 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:47:47 GMT 
    The coastguard have rescued 80 migrants on Friday after their boat got into difficulties while trying to sail from Libya to Europe.
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