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"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist

 

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Nigeria rivals sign peace accord  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:35:52 GMT
Nigeria's two main presidential candidates sign an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday. 
Bangladesh pilgrims die in stampede  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:18 GMT
At least 10 Hindu pilgrims are killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, police say. 
Ukraine top official to be released  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:33:44 GMT
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence. 
Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:53:44 GMT
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year. 
Israel to resume tax transfers to PA  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:29:12 GMT
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy. 
US charges in beating of Indian man  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:38:03 GMT
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man. 
Banned girls from Syria trio's school  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:38:09 GMT
Five girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed. 
Tory benefit cut options leaked  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:28:40 GMT
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy. 
British medic declared free of Ebola  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:07 GMT
A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77. 
Court quashes reporter's conviction  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:26:13 GMT
An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has their conviction quashed. 
Kathmandu graffiti  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT
The walls of the Nepali capital come to life 
Day in pictures: 27 March 2015  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:23 GMT
Images from around the world: 27 March 
In pictures: I'm not voting because...  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:30:52 GMT
Denise Felkin's MA project 
Photos give insight into 1960s life  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:52:44 GMT
A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales 
In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:40:50 GMT
A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps