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This Day in History: 1985 - Teenage genius gets a first

Child prodigy Ruth Lawrence has achieved a starred first in Mathematics at Oxford University. The 13-year-old is the youngest British person ever to earn a ... Full story

Offbeat: Letter written in US 83 years ago delivered

A letter written by a school teacher in 1931 to her mother has finally been delivered — 83 years later.Twenty-three-year-old Miriam McMichael sent the nine-page ... Full story

EUROPE | ECONOMY: ECB keeps rates on hold, cuts down on meetings

The European Central Bank is taking a leaf out of the Federal Reserve's book and will, starting next year, set monetary policy every six weeks ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Fabien Cousteau ends mission at undersea lab

Fabien Cousteau is preparing to ascend from the bottom of the ocean after spending 31 days underwater in the Florida Keys.Cousteau and his team of ... Full story

World briefs

HONG KONG Police arrest more than 500 people who refused to leave a street in the city’s financial district, a day after tens of thousands ... Full story

IRAQ: Prime minister says Islamic state threatens region

An extremist group’s declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq’s prime minister ... Full story

Carib reefs need parrotfish, sea urchins

Colorful parrotfish and spindly sea urchins are the key to saving the Caribbean’s coral reefs, which may disappear in two decades if no action is ... Full story

FRANCE | Midnight ride: Sarkozy faces corruption charges

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s car wheeled out of the court parking lot in the dead of night yesterday after he was charged in a ... Full story

Syria weapons moved onto US ship for destruction

Cargo containers carrying hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons were loaded onto a U.S. cargo ship yesterday for destruction at sea, one of the ... Full story

This Day in History: 1970 - Holiday jet goes missing over Spain

A charter flight from Manchester has gone missing with 105 holiday-makers and seven crew on board. The Dan-Air Comet jet left Manchester Airport at 1700 ... Full story

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