"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
- Violent protests mar Brazil match Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:22:59 GMT
- Protesters clash with police in Brazil's city of Fortaleza ahead of a football match against Mexico, as public discontent over poor public services widens.
- Obama calls for nuclear arsenal cuts Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:26:22 GMT
- Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
- Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:24:09 GMT
- The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
- North Korea 'willing to join talks' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:11:14 GMT
- The government in North Korea is willing to restart talks over its nuclear programme which broke down five years ago, according to Chinese officials.
- Microsoft U-turn in Xbox games row Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:43:21 GMT
- Microsoft backtracks on controversial plans to impose strict restrictions on the playing and trading of games on its upcoming Xbox One console.
- Deadly attack on Somalia UN office Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:53:55 GMT
- At least 12 people, including four foreigners, are killed in an assault by militant Islamists on a UN office in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
- FBI uses surveillance drones in US Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:55:40 GMT
- The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells the US Senate.
- Protests flare over Egypt governor Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:53:49 GMT
- Egypt's tourism minister quits and protests erupt as a man with links to Islamists behind the deadly 1997 attack in Luxor is named as city governor.
- Lloyds to return to private hands Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:45:44 GMT
- George Osborne has used his annual Mansion House speech to the City to announce the government is preparing to sell its stake in Lloyds Bank back to private investors.
- Mexico arrests top 10 US fugitive Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:52:38 GMT
- A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
- Nigeria motorbike raiders 'kill 48' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:49:45 GMT
- Gunmen on motorbikes kill 48 people in an attack on a remote village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state, an official says.
- Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:35:27 GMT
- Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are sentenced to jail in Italy for tax evasion but have appealed against the verdict.
- Early Mars atmosphere 'oxygen-rich' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:12:10 GMT
- Mars' atmosphere could have been rich in oxygen four billion years ago - well before Earth's air became augmented with the gas.
- First cycling Tour de Congo begins Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:33:40 GMT
- The first cycling tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo starts, but cyclists will not be riding to the volatile east of the vast country.
- VIDEO: Hospital where royal baby will be born revealed Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:23:40 GMT
- More details have been released about plans for the birth of the royal baby.