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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:16:37 +0100

Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'
Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:12:04 GMT

Obama attends India's Republic Day
President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:25:33 GMT

LRA commander due in Hague court
Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:36:14 GMT

US braced for 'historic blizzard'
A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, including New York, meteorologists warn.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:04:12 GMT

Malaysia Airlines website hacked
A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but the company says bookings and user data are not compromised.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:05 GMT


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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:34:26 +0100

MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:09:26 GMT

Clare's Law abuse disclosures made
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:27:22 GMT

First female bishop to be consecrated
The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster later.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:41:07 GMT

Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:06:52 GMT

Hoax call made to David Cameron
Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:11:02 GMT



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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:18:16 +0100

VIDEO: Footage shows shot Egypt protester
At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:09:45 GMT

VIDEO: Record snowstorm due in eastern US
Weather forecasters in the United Sates are warning that more than one metre of snow is predicted to fall and airlines have already cancelled hundreds of flights.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:14:02 GMT

VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UK
BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:28:41 GMT

VIDEO: SAG awards: The highlights
Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:58:44 GMT

VIDEO: Meet the PE teacher who carries a gun
Teachers at some schools in north-western Pakistan have been told they can take guns into school to protect students.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:15:40 GMT


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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:01:20 +0100

Fake bank swindles China savers
Building was made to look just like a real bank with uniformed staff serving customers.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:42 GMT

Ghana official wears wife's coat
Ruling party official laughs off criticism for donning the fur-trimmed number on visit to Germany.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:58:46 GMT

UAE children 'want exotic pets'
One conservationist says children in the emirates are no longer satisfied with stuffed animals.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:41:05 GMT

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:18:01 EST

Friends know how long you'll live, study finds
Young lovers walking down the aisle may dream of long and healthy lives together, but close friends in the wedding party may have a better sense of whether those wishes will come true, suggests new research on personality and longevity.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:08:13 EST

Relationship between religion and educational attainment
Researchers have long studied and documented the influence religion has on social groups; however, few have examined the role it plays in education. A new research article examines the relationship between religion and educational attainment in the United States.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:03:01 EST

The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made
Theorists show it may be possible to tune graphene edges by varying heat and force as graphene is fractured. Edge configurations affect graphene's electronic and mechanical properties, which are important for applications.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:02:50 EST

'July Effect' doesn’t apply to length of surgery
The "July Effect" -- when newly trained physicians begin their residency at teaching hospitals, potentially increasing the risk of medical errors -- doesn't appear to lengthen surgeries during that month, according to an American study.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:01:39 EST

Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling in free space
Scientists have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time. They have demonstrated that applying a mask to an optical beam to give photons a spatial structure can reduce their speed.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:41:58 EST

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:31:26 +0100

Miss Colombia Takes Miss Universe Crown
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is the new Miss Universe, after winning the crown at a glitzy pageant Sunday night outside of Miami. The 22-year-old Vega beat out runner-up Nia Sanchez of the United States and third place Diana Harkusha from Ukraine.  A total of 88 contestants took part in the contest, which is open to women between 18 and 27 years old who have not been married or had a child. Vega, who studies business administration at a Bogota university, is the first contestant...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:39:52 -0500

Anti-Austerity Party Wins Greek Election
A radical leftist party and its 40-year-old leader swept to power Sunday in Greece, outdistancing the conservative New Democracy party led by incumbent Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.  Alexis Tsipras, the chief of the Syriza party, has pledged to end years of austerity polices. However, the outcome of the election likely places Greece in conflict with the European Union and international creditors. Syriza appears to have fallen just two seats short of the 151 parliament seats...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:33:30 -0500

Obama is Guest of Honor at India's Republic Day Parade
Rain did little to dampen the excitement around President Barack Obama's landmark visit to India as thousands of troops took part in a dazzling military parade Monday where he was the guest of honor. Obama is the first U.S. president to attend India's Republic Day, which celebrates its first constitution as an independent state, taking effect on January 26, 1950. The U.S. president spent the first day of his 3-day visit Sunday bonding with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:27:57 -0500

DRC Spokesman: Election Law Approval Defeat for Opposition
A spokesman for the Democratic Republic of Congo government said Sunday’s senate approval of controversial election legislation was a defeat for opponents of President Joseph Kabila who, he claimed, were planning a coup d’état.   The ruling majority agreed to remove articles in the proposed law that required the completion of a vast census before the 2016 election, a move that the opposition said would have allowed Kabila to extend his stay in power.   Information...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:55:50 -0500

Honduran President Hails Drop in Murder Rate
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez says the deployment of special military police has cut the country's murder rate, one of the world's highest. In a speech marking his first year in office Sunday, Mr. Hernandez said the murder rate last year fell 23 percent - from 86 to 66 per 100,000 people. He said the government is having success in battling international drug gangs and organized crime that have infested the country. President Hernandez thanked police and security...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:15:12 -0500

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0100

Beaumont Siblings Disappear without a Trace (1966)

The Beaumont children's disappearance from an Australian beach launched what would become one of the largest police investigations in Australian criminal history. On a hot summer day in 1966, nine-year-old Jane Beaumont took her two younger siblings to a nearby beach, but they never returned home. Police investigations revealed that the children had been seen with a strange man and later walking alone, but the case was never solved. In what way did their disappearance change Australian society? Discuss

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:27:01 +0100

UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva
Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country's longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST

UN Security Council strongly condemns killing of Japanese civilian by ISIL militants
The United Nations Security Council today deplored the “apparent murder” of Japanese citizen, Haruna Yukawa, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – the latest atrocity to be committed by the militant group against a captured civilian.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST

Ebola: UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future outbreaks
The Ebola outbreak is “clearly” in retreat throughout the affected countries of West Africa but the continuing emergency response shows the need for urgent changes so that “never again should the world be caught by surprise,” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a special meeting on Ebola today.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST

UN Refugees envoy Angelina Jolie says international community 'failing' Iraq's displaced
The rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is a “shocking” reality that demands the international community's immediate attention, Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, urged today as she visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST

Ban congratulates people, Government of Zambia for 'peaceful' election
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Zambia for the peaceful conduct of their recent presidential election, according to a United Nations spokesperson.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST World | National Breaking News
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:59:04 GMT

Qld premier dodges difficult questions
THE final week of the election campaign sees Premier Campbell Newman determined to stay on message, evading all questions not related to the economy.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:54:06 GMT

Aus family violence probe merited: Shorten
FEDERAL opposition leader Bill Shorten says a national royal commission on family violence has merit.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:34:07 GMT


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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0100

Douglas MacArthur (1880)

MacArthur is a major figure in US military and diplomatic history. He commanded a brigade in France during World War I and was commander of the Philippine military establishment in the late 1930s, but he is best remembered for the vital role he played in the Pacific theater of World War II and for his command of UN forces during the Korean War. Many Americans viewed MacArthur as a hero, but he was suddenly relieved of his post by President Truman at the height of the Korean War for what reason? Discuss

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:10:19 +0100

Sundance Film Festival Sales: Four More Movies Picked Up for Distribution

Fox Searchlight pays record $12 million for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:37:00 +0000

Midnight is Just the Beginning in New Cinderella TV Spot

Disney will release the film on March 13

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:25:51 +0000

Starz Releases the Opening Scene from Outlander’s Return

The series is returning on Saturday, April 4

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:14:58 +0000

More Photos from the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Set

From the Gold Coast Hinterland set in Queensland, Australia

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:04:14 +0000

Winners of the SAG Awards and Producers Guild Awards

The 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards and the 21st Annual SAG Awards

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:40:46 +0000

American Sniper Tops Box Office with Another $64.4 Million

While both Strange Magic and Mortdecai bomb

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:50:14 +0000

Sundance: The Witch, The Bronze & Strangerland All Get Distribution Deals

Three very different movies in competition sell on Day 2

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:32:24 +0000

Kaya Scodelario Confirmed for Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Shooting will start next month

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:05:34 +0000

Luke Evans Officially Departs The Crow Remake

Corin Hardy is still attached to direct the remake

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:45:43 +0000

Sundance Film Festival Diary Day 2 – Z for Zachariah

Craig Zobel's drama starring Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Chris Pine

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:30:57 +0000

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:01:59 +0100

Birdman given boost in Oscars race
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:33:01 GMT

Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'
The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:47 GMT

US talk show pioneer Franklin dies
Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:54:53 GMT

Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70
Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:03:06 GMT

Artes Mundi winner shares prize cash
Theaster Gates says he will share his £40,000 Artes Mundi winnings with the nine other shortlisted artists.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:17:31 GMT

Cooper brings Elephant Man to London
Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:33:22 GMT

Mrs Doubtfire musical in the works
Composer of Disney's Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors reveals he's working on a musical based on the 1993 film.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:17:42 GMT

Sundance opens with Nina Simone film
The Sundance Film Festival in park City, Utah launches its 2015 edition with a documentary about legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:23:14 GMT

Glitter 'said assault was a secret'
Former singer Gary Glitter sexually assaulted a teenage girl after she had been taken to meet him backstage after a show, a court hears.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:48:08 GMT

Scorsese Bill Clinton film 'shelved'
Martin Scorsese's planned HBO TV documentary film on former US President Bill Clinton is shelved indefinitely over control disagreements, according to reports.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:07:19 GMT


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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0100


Ragtime is a style of American piano music emphasizing syncopation and polyrhythm. Popular in the early 20th century, it was the first form of jazz to exert a wide appeal—thanks, in part, to Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin, its most celebrated composers and performers. In a ragtime composition, the pianist's left hand keeps an accented beat while the right hand plays a fast, bouncing melody that gives the music its powerful forward impetus. What is the likely origin of the name "ragtime"? Discuss

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Film Noir

Film noir is a style of film characterized by low-key lighting, bleak urban settings, and corrupt, cynical characters who find themselves entangled in the criminal underworld. This dark genre, which gave rise to the film archetypes of the hardboiled private detective and the femme fatale, was especially popular in Hollywood in the 1940s. Classic examples of film noir include The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep. Who first coined the term film noir, and what does it mean?

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT

The Black Watch

The Black Watch—or Royal Highland Regiment—is a Scottish infantry regiment of the British Army. Its first companies were originally raised in 1725 to occupy and watch the rebellious Scottish highlands, in order to keep the peace. The regiment was formed about 15 years later and became known as the Black Watch, after the dark colors of the regimental tartan. In 2006, a military reorganization made the Black Watch the 3d Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. What is the regiment's motto?

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:27:04 +0200

Greece election: France congratulates leftist party Syriza on victory
French president Francois Hollande hopes for close cooperation between Greece and France following Syriza's win in Sunday's elections in Athens.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:43:00 +0200

World leaders due in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences
Several leaders, including US President Barack Obama, will visit Saudi Arabia's new King Salman after the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:43:00 +0200

Zuma: Saudi king a mediator and peacemaker
?President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the family of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud following news of his death on Friday.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:29:00 +0200

Amnesty head on the death of Saudi King Abdullah: Don't forget Raef Badawi
In the wake of King Abdullah's death, Amnesty International head Salil Shetty criticised the Saudi regime for being "insensitive to human rights".
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:39:00 +0200

Australian newspaper apologises for offensive cartoon
A cartoon about the attacks on Gaza emphasised Jewishness rather than the Israeli nationality.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Yemen capital falls into rebel hands
The Houthi seemingly captured Sana'a this week, evoking condemnation from the United Nations.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Kiev and Moscow talk of war and peace
Ukraine tells Davos it has a plan and Russia says it wants the war to end but civilians are still dying.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Rebels welcome government's concessions, but still hold Yemeni president 'prisoner'
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi remains a virtual prisoner in his residence until authorities commit to implementing the agreement.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:21:00 +0200

Five bodies found belted to seats at AirAsia wreckage
Five bodies found near AirAsia flight QZ8501's fuselage bring the total body count to 58 since the plane crashed last month.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:31:00 +0200

US, Cuba clash over immigration at start of talks
In the first round of historic talks between the two countries, the US vowed to continue giving Cubans safe haven, despite Cuba's objections.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:07:00 +0200


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HOUSTON, Texas - A NASA probe called New Horizons is to start photographing the icy world of Pluto from 200-million km away, after travelling 5-billion km over the course of nine years to get near ...
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US sentences Colorado woman to four years for trying to help ISIS

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Australian Open 2015: Will Nick Kyrgios be a great champion or another Gael Monfils?
For all the questions that Nick Kyrgios has already answered during his exhilarating run to the Australian Open quarter-finals, in the locker-room, apparently, others remain. Four-time major winner Jim Courier senses a peer sentiment that combines immense respect for the 19-year-old's outrageous talent with uncertainty about what will happen next.
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Actors bring humour to new sex education resource
A new teaching kit for Victorian schools hopes to breathe new life into awkward sex education classes by including advice on how to use condoms from well-known Australian actors.
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Domestic violence funding in NSW: Rosie Batty as Australian of the Year raises profile of state 'epidemic'
Rosie Batty's elevation to Australian of the Year has intensified pressure on state and federal governments to transform their approach to tackling the "serious epidemic" of domestic violence.
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Experts Decide Ethiopia Has Best Coffee
An international group of coffee experts has rated Ethiopia’s coffee as the best in the world. Coffee is a top export for the country. But at home, it is a source of national pride. Ethiopians feel good about their coffee, and enjoying a drink with friends is a longstanding tradition. International coffee experts travel the world to find the best tasting cup of coffee. They keep returning to Ethiopia. Some people say the climate produces quality beans. Morton Wennersgarrd is a...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:01:39 +0000

Labor Groups Criticize Abuses in Thai Fishing Industry
Labor and anti-trafficking groups are calling for more action to reduce rights abuses in Thailand’s profitable fishing industry. The fishing industry often depends on workers from neighboring countries.                      The Thai government is taking steps to stop the abuses. But problems remain for an industry long dependent on low-cost labor. Thailand is the third largest...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:00:37 +0000

Vietnamese Officials Worried about Political Blog
  A new blog is providing information for Vietnamese who want to learn about the hidden workings of their country’s politics. The name of the person responsible for the blog has yet to be made public. The website is called Portrait of Power, or Chan Dung Quyen Luc in Vietnamese. It publishes documents and photographs said to show corruption among some cabinet officials and their families. The blog has recorded almost 14 million visits since it was launched a month ago. Pham...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:00:31 +0000

S. Korean Businesses Want to Ease Trade Restriction with North
Business leaders in South Korea are urging President Park Geun-hye to ease trade restrictions with North Korea. South Korea put the restrictions in place in 2010 after the sinking of a South Korean warship. Pro-business groups believe that expanding trade and investment will help their businesses and contribute to long-term peace and security on the Korean peninsula. A group called “The Emergency Response Committee of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation” says it represents more than 140...
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:00:08 +0000

Should Schools in US Recognize Muslim Holidays?
  As religious minorities increase in the United States, some want public schools to close not only on Christmas, but also on their religious holidays. The issue is being debated in Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It has become a difficult issue for local school boards, which set education policy in cities or towns. Unlike in many countries, in the United States public schools are under the control of local officials -- not state or federal governments. In...
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:00:57 +0000


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