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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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Cancer-killing cells made in the lab  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. 
First transplant of 'dead' heart  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart". 
England edge Samoa in thriller  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:36:43 GMT
England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane. 
Suarez gets help for impulse to bite  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT
Luis Suarez gets professional help for an "impulse" to bite opponents ahead of his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid on Saturday. 
The day UFOs stopped play  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it? 
How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:32:50 GMT
The Magazine recently wrote about the late puzzle master extraordinaire, Martin Gardner, and shared some of his brain-teasers - as promised, here are the answers. 
Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT
Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say. 
Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says. 
Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February. 
Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:26 GMT
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported. 
Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:57:33 GMT
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says. 
Two US Ebola nurses free of virus  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:10:30 GMT
Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York. 
Scottish Labour leader stands down  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:42 GMT
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office". 
Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont. 
Cost of driving licence to be cut  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.