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—Robert (L.) Fulghum (b. 1937) American writer, author


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Desmond Tutu backs assisted dying 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:34:30 GMT 
    The retired Anglican Archbishop of South Africa Desmond Tutu says he "reveres the sanctity of life" but supports assisted dying.

Germany 1-0 Argentina (aet) 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:31:03 GMT 
    Germany are crowned world champions as Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beats Argentina in the 2014 Fifa World Cup final.

Cook & Dhoni ask for quicker pitches 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:25:03 GMT 
    The team captains want the rest of the England v India series to be played on faster, bouncier pitches after the first Test draw.

The secret police with a football team 
  Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:52:41 GMT 
    In the 1950s, East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, had its own football team - as did many workplaces.

The Indian workers punished with an axe 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:01:58 GMT 
    Millions of workers in India are thought to be held in conditions little better than slavery - one man whose hand was cut off when he tried to escape tells his story.

Rival rebels clash at Libya airport 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:49:10 GMT 
    At least seven people die in fierce clashes between rival militias at the international airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Afghan candidates agree vote audit 
  Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:28:24 GMT 
    Afghanistan's two presidential candidates have agreed to a vote audit in an attempt to resolve a row over the result, the US Secretary of State says.

Pope: 2% of clergy are paedophiles 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:52:58 GMT 
    Pope Francis says "about 2%" of Catholic clergy are paedophiles and that he is determined to confront the problem, in an interview with an Italian paper.

Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:28:56 GMT 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina, as he continues a tour of Latin America.

Gunmen kill 29 in Baghdad attack 
  Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:56:17 GMT 
    Gunmen storm two buildings in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 29 people including 20 women, officials say.

US labs 'mishandled deadly germs' 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:02:10 GMT 
    US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report.

UK broadband 'not fit for purpose' 
  Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:01:58 GMT 
    The Federation of Small Businesses criticises the government's "unambitious" broadband targets and calls for a rethink.

PM to detail £1bn defence spending 
  Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:59:55 GMT 
    The prime minister is set to announce where £1.1bn of defence spending will go, including on drones and intelligence gathering to tackle terrorism.

Energy Ombudsman complaints soar 
  Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:37:45 GMT 
    Complaints about energy companies have risen to their highest level, according to data from the Energy Ombudsman.

Action on language tuition urged 
  Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:50:42 GMT 
    MPs and peers call for a modern languages recovery programme to aid UK economy.
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