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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher

 

World News From BBC

In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT
Families have begun burying their dead 
Picture power: A scar on the landscape  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years 
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT
Images from around the world: 16 December 
Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:09:27 GMT
Did Vladimir Putin gamble on high oil prices lasting for ever? 
Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:14:06 GMT
Do you remember who said what from 2014? 
Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:03:47 GMT
Find the country that matches your drinking habits 
Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:02:13 GMT
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in 
Pakistan school massacre: Who are the dead?  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:43:42 GMT
The BBC profiles victims of the Taliban school massacre 
Does this 90-year-old photo show the world's first 'selfie stick'?  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:27:16 GMT
Family photo reveals 2014's hot gadget already in use in 1920s 
De-radicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:19:01 GMT
Deradicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis 
Mosul diaries: Poisoned by water  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:09:12 GMT
Residents of IS-run Mosul sick from drinking the river 
Day in pictures: 19 December 2014  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:09:37 GMT
A selection of news photos from around the world 
Defending Sony's 'cowardly act'  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:27:39 GMT
Rebutting Sony’s Twitter critics 
Should students carry guns on campus?  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:45:08 GMT
The battle for guns at university 
Sharing Nigeria's cake  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:32:11 GMT
Why Nigerians clamour for riches when a relative is elected 
In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:51:00 GMT
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill 
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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:58:00 -0500
The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:04:00 -0500
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World News From BBC
Obama vows response to Sony hack  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:53:36 GMT
Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:50:38 GMT
Cairns children's mother arrested  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:32:56 GMT
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