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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:06:35 +0100


Australia batsman Phil Hughes dies
Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:55:19 GMT

'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case
Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:21:59 GMT

Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'
The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:51 GMT

Afghan attack hits UK embassy car
A suicide bomber has struck a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, causing injuries, Afghan and British officials say.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:16:11 GMT

Kim sister given senior N Korea role
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:03:44 GMT

 
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:11:52 +0100


Afghan attack hits UK embassy car
A suicide bomber has struck a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, causing injuries, Afghan and British officials say.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:16:11 GMT

US planes 'may use British carrier'
The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:24:17 GMT

East Coast rail winner announced
A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:30:44 GMT

Commission to urge Scottish tax power
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:53:04 GMT

GPs 'failing' to find liver disease
Early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is "virtually non-existent", leading medical experts warn.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:39:36 GMT


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:01:27 +0100


VIDEO: Phil Hughes dies aged 25
BBC Sport looks back at the career of Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit on the head.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:58:40 GMT

VIDEO: Tamir Rice shot 'within two seconds'
Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:23:22 GMT

VIDEO: Drone flight over illegal Essex tip
An illegal fly-tip in Purfleet, Essex has grown to almost a mile long provoking anger from people living nearby
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:07:24 GMT

VIDEO: 'Positive signs' from Ebola trial
The first human trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine suggests it is safe and it may well protect people from the deadly virus.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:24:42 GMT

VIDEO: UKIP new boy heckled in Commons
Mark Reckless faces noisy scenes as he puts his first question to the prime minister since his election as a UKIP MP.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:59:41 GMT


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:26:10 +0100


Colombia hippo sterilisations begin
Vets in Colombia begin to sterilise hippos descended from animals shipped to a private zoo which belonged to the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:21:51 GMT

Passengers 'push frozen plane'
People on board a flight in Russia get out and push the aircraft after its braking system freezes.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32:11 GMT

Brazil's capoeira gets Unesco status
Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:41:25 GMT


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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:18:01 EST


Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy
The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:42:43 EST

Post-medieval Polish buried as potential 'vampires' were likely local
Potential 'vampires' buried in northwestern Poland with sickles and rocks across their bodies were likely local and not immigrants to the region. In northwestern Poland, apotropaic funerary rites--a traditional practice intended to prevent evil--occurred throughout the 17th-18th c. AD.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:42:33 EST

DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere -- and still pass on genetic information. Scientists obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:41:50 EST

Invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth blocks 'killer electrons'
An invisible shield has been discovered some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called 'killer electrons,' which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:38:29 EST

Treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer
A major breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer -- for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years -- has been made by scientists. The study examined an antibody (MPDL3280A) which blocks a protein (PD-L1) thought to help cancer cells evade immune detection.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:38:27 EST


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:34:51 +0100


Militants Attack Indian Base in Kashmir Region
Militants attacked an Indian army base in the disputed state of Kashmir on Thursday, wounding three soldiers, as the leaders of India and Pakistan attended a regional summit aimed at boosting trade between almost a quarter of the world's people. Fighting between the militants and the army was ongoing, a senior Indian army officer said. Four to five militants attacked the army base near the town of Arnia, about 2.5 miles from the border with Pakistan, the officer, who did not wish...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:37:00 -0500

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved Relations with China
Taiwan voters will pick city and county leaders in elections this Saturday. If the ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) loses seats, that outcome would signal that voters want change, including a review of the party’s pursuit of deals with Taiwan’s old rival China. Voters across Taiwan will elect mayors and county magistrates Saturday in a poll seen as a barometer of popular support for a ruling party that has made a name by signing economic deals with China. Election losses for the...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:09:12 -0500

Australian Cricketer Dies After Freak On-Field Accident
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who was struck in the head with a ball during a match this week in Sydney, has died. Team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement the 25-year-old died Thursday, surrounded by his family and friends. Hughes had been put in a medically induced coma and underwent emergency surgery following the Tuesday accident. Brukner said Hughes never regained consciousness and "was not in pain before he passed." Hughes was hit just behind the left ear...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:08:50 -0500

Ferguson Streets Calmer Following Unrest
The streets of the midwestern U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri, are calmer, following two nights of unrest over a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black teenager. The city saw scattered protests late Wednesday, but a heavy police presence, snowy weather, and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday presumably helped lead to smaller crowds than on previous nights. Earlier, hundreds of people demonstrated in front of the St. Louis City Hall...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:59:06 -0500

Italian Espresso Expands Into Space
Italian-style espresso coffee has devotees around the world, with a growing number of people abandoning a regular cup of coffee for the thicker brew. Now, Italian coffee machine makers are working to create a device that will be able to produce espresso in weightless conditions on the International Space Station. Many people cannot imagine life without coffee, and for most Italians, coffee means espresso, a thick brew prepared in a special coffee machine. So, when Italian astronaut...
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:19:54 -0500


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100

Scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon (1942)

When Nazi Germany occupied northern and western France in 1940, the coastal city of Toulon fell under Vichy jurisdiction in the so-called unoccupied zone in the south. The center of French naval power since the 19th century, Toulon housed much of the French fleet. When, in 1942, Germany finally occupied all of France and Toulon's capture appeared imminent, the French scuttled much of the fleet rather than allow the vessels to fall into German hands. What was the German mission in Toulon called? Discuss

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:36:16 +0100


Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens new office in Mali
The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:21:11 EST

UN chief appoints panel on creating ‘technology bank’ for world’s poorest nations
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the formation of a High-Level Panel to study the scope and functions of a proposed new “technology bank” and dedicated to helping the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) advance out of poverty, the Organization’s spokesperson confirmed today.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:59:52 EST

Ritual dancing, bread-making among cultural practices added to UN heritage list
Brazil's martial art of Capoeira, Burundi's ritual dance of the royal drum and the preparation of Lavash – a popular flatbread integral to Armenian cuisine – are among the eight elements added today to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world's intangible cultural heritage – part of the world body's ongoing efforts to highlight global diversity and raise awareness of its importance.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:55:04 EST

INTERVIEW: former UN official urges more transparent process to select Secretary-General
Edward Mortimer is an ardent believer in the need to change the way in which the Secretary-General of the United Nations is selected, and he is hopeful that this can happen.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:01:34 EST

DR Congo: Security Council condemns massacres of civilians, attacks on peacekeepers
The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians on 20 November near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:14:32 EST



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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:26:28 GMT


Abbott stands by GP co-payment aim
FEDERAL ministers are sending mixed signals on the future of the GP co-payment, as the Senate remains firmly opposed.







Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:21:13 GMT

Vic 'hoons' deny racing caused fiery crash
TWO Melbourne men accused of leaving a teenager fighting for life after a high speed crash say they weren't drag-racing.







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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100

James Agee (1909)

Agee was an American novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet, and film critic who wrote for several magazines, including Fortune, Time, and The Nation. His first major book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a commentary on the lives of Southern tenant farmers in the 1930s with accompanying photographs by Walker Evans, was a commercial flop at the time of its original publication but has won high praise over the years. Which book earned Agee a posthumous Pulitzer Prize? Discuss

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:18:15 +0100


Fifty Shades of Grey Invites You to Meet the Family

New images arrive featuring Christian Grey's adoptive family

The post Fifty Shades of Grey Invites You to Meet the Family appeared first on ComingSoon.net.


Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:46:57 +0000

The Voice of Gideon from The Flash Revealed!

"Firefly" alumna Monica Baccarin voiced Dr. Wells super-computer in last night's episode

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:06:05 +0000

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Arrives Online This Friday!

Check back this Friday for your first look at Episode VII!

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:30:45 +0000

Jurassic World to Feature Practical Gate in Final Film

Director Colin Trevorrow responds to criticism of the CGI in the new trailer

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:18:37 +0000

Independence Day Sequel Gets the Green Light from 20th Century Fox

The long-awaited sci-fi sequel will arrive a full two decades after the original

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:21:52 +0000

Unfinished Business Reveals Both Red and Green Band Trailers

Vince Vaughn headlines the 20th Century Fox comedy, hitting theaters March 6, 2015

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:30:46 +0000

December 2014 Free Game Lineup for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Members

Including Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition and Hitman HD Trilogy!

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:28:44 +0000

A Most Violent Year Debuts a New Poster and Featurette

Explore a new take on the American Dream with stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:58:20 +0000

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Debuts Exo Zombies in New Trailer

The Havoc DLC pack will debut this January

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:42:13 +0000

11 Movie Spin-Offs That Don’t Suck

A look at the better movie spin-offs throughout the history of film

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:14:59 +0000


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:03:38 +0100


Lebanese diva Sabah dies, aged 87
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the "Diva of Music" in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:18:54 GMT

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:45:04 GMT

Art school blaze caused by foam can
A fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:01:37 GMT

Shakespeare Folio found in France
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:44 GMT

AC/DC drummer appears in court in NZ
The Australian drummer of rock group AC/DC briefly appears in court in New Zealand, arriving late, to face a charge of threatening to kill.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:53:34 GMT

Witherspoon and Kidman set for TV
Oscar winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are to star in a TV series written by Ally McBeal writer David E Kelley.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11:23 GMT

Keating 'liberated' by West End debut
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating calls making his West End debut in musical Once a "liberating" if exposing experience.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:03:14 GMT

Educating Rita to return to Liverpool
Willy Russell's Educating Rita is to have its first professional production in Liverpool in 13 years to mark the 35th anniversary of its 1980 premiere.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:35:16 GMT

ITV's Grantchester gets second series
ITV's detective drama Grantchester is commissioned for a second series after an average of 6.6 million viewers watched the first series.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:14:26 GMT

International Emmys for UK shows
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:15:45 GMT


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0100

La Brea Tar Pits

This famous fossil field is located in Los Angeles, California. Once used by local Native Americans as a source of tar for waterproofing, the tar pits are now a protected archeological site, as they contain a vast quantity of fossils from the last ice age. Indeed, more than one million prehistoric specimens have already been exhumed from the pits, among them mammoth, mastodon, and saber-toothed cat fossils, and are on display at the Page Museum there. What is a tar pit, and how does it form? Discuss

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Aphasia

Aphasia is a language disturbance caused by a lesion of the brain that partially or totally impairs the affected individual's ability to speak, write, or comprehend the meaning of spoken or written words. Often caused by head trauma, tumor, stroke, or infection, aphasia is distinguished from functional disorders—such as stammering or stuttering—and from impaired speech due to physical defects of the speech organs. What is the difference between Broca's aphasia and Wernicke's aphasia?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT

Graffiti

Graffiti is a form of visual communication, usually illegal, involving the unauthorized marking of public space by an individual or group. Derived from the Italian word graffio ("scratch"), "graffiti" technically applies to designs scratched through a layer of paint or plaster, but its meaning has evolved over the centuries. Graffiti has been found in ancient Roman ruins and in medieval English churches. Today, its common targets are subways, billboards, and walls. Who is Banksy?

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT


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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:14:58 +0200


Watch: Siberian airline passengers push frozen plane
A remarkable video on YouTube shows Siberian airline passengers pushing a plane whose chassis froze due to the weather.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:32:00 +0200

Indian girl set alight for resisting molestation
A group of men doused a girl with kerosene and set her alight for resisting their attempts to molest her, after which she died of her injuries.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:47:00 +0200

Riots grip Ferguson as jury decides not to prosecute cop
A US jury has found that white police officer Darren Wilson acted in self defence when he shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:26:00 +0200

US defence secretary Hagel to resign
After guiding the US military in responding to challenges from Isis to Ebola, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is to resign.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:07:00 +0200

Of Italy's first female astronaut ... and a coffee machine
A craft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has docked with the International Space Station, along with a specially-designed espresso machine.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:40:00 +0200

Police kill 12-year-old boy wielding fake gun
The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot by police while wielding a gun that turned out to be a toy, wants to conduct their own investigation.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:10:00 +0200

Putin gives central bank of Russia free reign
Russian President Vladimir Putin backs the central bank's move to hike interest rates amidst warnings that it will send the country into a recession.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:05:00 +0200

Thailand's junta warns against using 'Hunger Games' salute
Thailand's army ruler says people using a three-fingered protest salute from the blockbuster Hollywood franchise risk 'jeopardising their futures'.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:01:00 +0200

New Bob Marley marijuana gon' make you feel irie
The reggae singer's family is on board with a private firm to launch 'Marley Natural', a strain of marijuana meant for healing.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200

Jerusalem holds its breath after synagogue slaughter
The synagogue slaughter in Jerusalem this week has introduced a tense new dimension to the conflict in the region.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200



 


 
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a much faster pace than initially thought in the third quarter, in another sign that the economic recovery is picking up speed. Gross domestic product, the ...
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Cricket world in mourning at news of batsman's death

Batsman never regained consciousness after he was struck in the head by a cricket ball.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:55:21 GMT

Phillip Hughes dies after blow from ball

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:36:15 +0100


US Says Military Operations in Afghanistan Remain the Same
  U.S. officials say the activities of U.S. and NATO troops remaining in Afghanistan after December have not been changed. Media reports this week, however, have said that more U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan. The reports also say troop actions will be expanded. A Pentagon spokesman said U.S. forces will not seek Taliban targets. But he said anyone creating a threat to U.S. or Afghan forces will, in his words, "become fair game." A U.S. State Department...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:18 +0000

Thanksgiving, a Traditional American Holiday
Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. The month of November comes in autumn, the main season for harvesting crops. Thanksgiving is an autumn harvest festival like those found in many cultures. Today the holiday is a time of family reunions, parades and watching football games on television. And, oh, yes, food! For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving is a day spent cooking, eating and spending time together. The writer O. Henry called...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:04:27 +0000

Turkey: A Case of Mistaken Identity
  And now another edition of Words and Their Stories, a VOA Learning English program about American expressions. Thanksgiving is one of the biggest American holidays. And Thanksgiving dinner is the center of the holiday. And at the center of Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. Our listeners may be wondering why the word “turkey” describes both a country and a bird that Americans eat for Thanksgiving dinner. Many think the bird comes from the nation of Turkey. But...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:00:02 +0000

Strong Defense at Cold Harbor Gives Lee His Last Major Victory
From VOA Learning English, this is The Making of a Nation. I’m Kelly Jean Kelly.  And I’m Christopher Cruise.  In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln named General Ulysses Grant commander of all Union armies. Lincoln hoped that Grant could end the nearly three-year-long Civil War.    Grant noted that, in the past, the separate Union armies had moved and fought independently. He said they were like a poorly trained team of horses. No two of them ever pulled at the...
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A Christian aid group says problems like hunger, malnutrition and poverty cannot be solved until and unless women are treated as well as men. The group Bread for the World released a report on hunger this week. It says the number and percentage of hungry people worldwide is dropping. But it says the drop could be greater if governments and societies worked to make sure women had rights and power equal to those that men have.    Fouzia Dashir of Kenya created the Northern...
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