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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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Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:53:50 GMT 
    Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.


Mexican president to overhaul police 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:28:18 GMT 
    Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.


'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:02:41 GMT 
    Australia is 'weeping' at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.


Crime author PD James dies aged 94 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:36:54 GMT 
    Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.


European MPs want Google break-up 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:15:51 GMT 
    A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.


Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens' 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:03:09 GMT 
    At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.


Indian girls 'killed themselves' 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:49:13 GMT 
    Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.


Yemen raid missed Western hostages 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:41:39 GMT 
    US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in a raid in eastern Yemen this week were looking for Western hostages who had been moved.


Libya cafe bombed over graphic video 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:11:32 GMT 
    A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen.


Israel 'foils Jerusalem attacks' 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:47:19 GMT 
    Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.


Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:53:06 GMT 
    A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.


Brazil legend Pele in hospital 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:33:18 GMT 
    Brazil legend Pele is transferred to a special care unit in Sao Paulo following treatment for a urinary infection.


VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:21:20 GMT 
    Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.


VIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:15:18 GMT 
    A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it.


VIDEO: Football club pay for woman's home 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:39:07 GMT 
    Rayo Vallecano football club in Spain say they will help an evicted woman get a new home.
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