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"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

 

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VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram hostages speak out  Mon, 04 May 2015 08:16:31 GMT
Women and children who have been held by Boko Haram militants say that some of their group was stoned to death as the Nigerian army approached to rescue them. 
VIDEO: Rights for Saudi women 'progressing'  Mon, 04 May 2015 09:15:54 GMT
Saudi Arabia is one of the world's most conservative societies, and the role of women is limited, but some think progress is being made, as Lina Sinjab reports. 
VIDEO: 'I impersonate boxer Manny Pacquiao'  Sun, 03 May 2015 22:59:20 GMT
The BBC meets Johnny Dagami, who makes a living in the Philippines, impersonating the famous boxer. Manny Pacquiao. 
VIDEO: China's old art of Peking Opera  Sun, 03 May 2015 20:34:00 GMT
Fu Wenyu is one of few young students trying to stop the old theatrical art of Peking Opera from dying out. 
VIDEO: Shells rip through homes in Ukraine  Sun, 03 May 2015 14:21:52 GMT
Heavy shelling took place overnight in Donetsk. One Ukrainian soldier and two civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours. 
Surveillance law prompts unease in France  Sun, 03 May 2015 23:20:54 GMT
A proposed French law to beef up intelligence-gathering in the face of jihadist violence has provoked outspoken criticism about infringement of civil liberties, says Hugh Schofield 
Arctic mission monitors ice shift  Sun, 03 May 2015 21:27:16 GMT
The BBC's David Shukman reports on a mission to monitor how ice cover is changing in the far north. 
Saudi king faces changing landscape  Sun, 03 May 2015 23:24:43 GMT
Saudi King Salman has made bold policy choices in his first 100 days but what are the chief concerns of his subjects? 
How does al-Qaeda attract Yemenis?  Sun, 03 May 2015 23:27:50 GMT
Given the vast sums that the US in particular has spent on counterterrorism operations inside Yemen, why has al-Qaeda continued to grow? 
Funding fight against drug resistance  Sat, 02 May 2015 08:24:17 GMT
Increased resistance to commonly prescribed drugs could result in an extra 10 million deaths a year, so how should government, industry and public bodies respond? 
Why some quakes are worse than others  Fri, 01 May 2015 22:28:58 GMT
Why is it that two apparently similar earthquakes can have such different outcomes in terms of the number of people killed and the damage that results? 
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn split  Sun, 03 May 2015 21:10:39 GMT
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods and his skiing champion girlfriend Lindsey Vonn have split up, they have announced. 
Irish waterfall video is global hit  Mon, 04 May 2015 09:23:35 GMT
A video of a little known waterfall in the Republic of Ireland makes an unlikely soundtrack for insomnia sufferers 
German train drivers set for strike  Sun, 03 May 2015 22:28:34 GMT
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn plan a week-long strike to start on Monday, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations. 
Westpac results miss expectations  Mon, 04 May 2015 01:21:23 GMT
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Westpac, missed expectations and posted a cash profit of 3.78bn Australian dollars ($2.98bn; £1.96bn) for the six months to March. 
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