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—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide
- Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:52:15 GMT
- At least 3,326 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials.
- Chile volcano remains unstable Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:46:25 GMT
- The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides.
- Australia urges drug executions halt Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:44:21 GMT
- Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated.
- Hollande racism warning at WW2 camp Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:51:53 GMT
- France's president warns that anti-Semitism and racism "are still here" on a commemorative visit to the site of France's only Nazi concentration camp.
- SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:24:40 GMT
- South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
- No life-saving surgery 'for billions' Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:33:40 GMT
- Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
- Akinci wins North Cyprus election Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:49:58 GMT
- Mustafa Akinci sweeps to victory in North Cyprus' presidential elections after pledging renewed urgency in seeking a peace deal on the island.
- SBS presenter fired for Anzac tweets Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:39:58 GMT
- SBS sports presenter Scott McIntyre is sacked for "disrespectful" tweets about Anzac Day, the Australian broadcaster says.
- Back pain link to chimpanzee spine Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:07 GMT
- People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
- Rediscovered Bacon portraits unveiled Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:11:17 GMT
- Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.
- VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:54:03 GMT
- Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal.
- VIDEO: Moment aftershock hits - caught on camera Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:41:04 GMT
- The BBC's Justin Rowlatt is in the middle of filming in Kathmandu when an aftershock hits.
- VIDEO: Many homeless after Nepal quake Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:31:28 GMT
- Thousands of people in Nepal are sleeping in tents or the open air, after the earthquake which hit the country on Saturday.
- VIDEO: Clean-up after Chile's Calbuco volcano Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:49:00 GMT
- Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.
- VIDEO: Tensions high amid Baltimore protests Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:35:13 GMT
- There has been another night of protests in the US city of Baltimore - following the death last weekend of a black man while in police custody.