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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

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

 

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Test Ebola drug '100% effective'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. 
Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes. 
Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:14:33 GMT
Manchester United agree to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco. 
Gallacher 'should be Ryder Cup pick'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:02:41 GMT
Former European captain Bernard Gallacher says his nephew Stephen should be named as a Ryder Cup wild card in this month's event. 
Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:40:17 GMT
George Orwell was a literary mediocrity and his views on the importance of plain writing are plain wrong, argues writer Will Self. 
Why I stopped wearing the headscarf  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:36:59 GMT
A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Islamic countries but recently I decided to take mine off. I am still Muslim - just not so visibly. 
Kenya targets 'ghost workers'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:55:56 GMT
Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll. 
Japan and India hold security talks  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:50 GMT
Rare earths and a nuclear pact on the agenda as Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Japan's leader, on his first major foreign visit since taking office. 
Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:48 GMT
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants. 
Cuba introduces new customs limits  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:37:06 GMT
Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive. 
Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:52:58 GMT
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say. 
US senators urge arms for Ukraine  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:31:21 GMT
Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". 
Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:14:03 GMT
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week. 
Airport expansion 'critical' for UK  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:45:58 GMT
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI. 
High-powered hairdryers under threat  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:01:07 GMT
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption. 
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