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—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book

 

World News From BBC

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:16 GMT
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention. 
VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights, including a flying car and electric rollerskates. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:34:31 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:14:28 GMT
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments. 
VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:47 GMT
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge. 
VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it. 
VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT
The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act. 
VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:38:10 GMT
China's box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA. 
How much can UK campaign hurt IS?  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus. 
Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit? 
The price of peace in Colombia  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like. 
VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates. 
Pompeii relic returned 50 years on  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:26:40 GMT
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag. 
French town bans clowns after scares  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:08:23 GMT
French town bans clowns after violent incidents 
Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:56 GMT
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation. 
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