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Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT 
    President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."


'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT 
    UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.


Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years' 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT 
    Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.


Distinct ME stages found, says study 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT 
    Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.


Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT 
    People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.


Arsenal 2-0 Everton 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:30:08 GMT 
    Goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky move Arsenal back to third place in the Premier League as they beat Everton.


Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:51:47 GMT 
    Celtic move closer to the title as they end Aberdeen's unbeaten run and go six-points clear at the top of the table.


Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:33:36 GMT 
    Fifty years ago Singapore gained independence - it became one of the region's leading economies thanks to immigrants like Sharanjit Leyl's grandfather.


The 30-day worm and cricket diet 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:10:22 GMT 
    A US student is just finishing a 30-day diet in which he has eaten insects three times a day - and he says they're much better than you might think.


Dutch town terrorised by rogue owl 
  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:41 GMT 
    Residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend are advised to take umbrellas out at night after a rogue owl leaves man requiring stitches to head wounds.


Rare bear cub found outside circus 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT 
    A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.


S Leone vice-president in quarantine 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT 
    The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.


William meets Japan tsunami victims 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:37:30 GMT 
    The Duke of Cambridge hears the harrowing stories of survivors of the Japanese tsunami during his visit to communities hit by the disaster.


Mass anti-immigration rally in Rome 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:09:13 GMT 
    Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, have held a big rally in Rome against immigration and PM Matteo Renzi's rule.


Venezuela limits US diplomats 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:44 GMT 
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.

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Elvis and the Dearly Departed
3 of 5 stars true
If you are or ever were an Elvis fan you will appreciate these books by Peggy Webb. Elvis is a hound dog (of course) who thinks he is the real Elvis. ~LDL Staff
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food-Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener Future
3 of 5 stars true
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Winter Garden
3 of 5 stars true
This book is beautifully written and I learned a great deal about what happened in Russia during the reign of Stalin. My favorite book, of late. ~LDL Staff
Poison Study
4 of 5 stars true
Fast-paced, this book is hard to put down. ~LDL Staff

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