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"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."

—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist


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VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:00:59 GMT
A charity in Peru is tackling high rates of multi-drug resistant TB with the help of a shipping container. 
VIDEO: Putin's 'Hells Angels' ride on Berlin  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:51:37 GMT
A Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin. 
Challenges of Nepal's quake relief operation  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:01:01 GMT
Nepal did its best to prepare for this quake, but the challenges of the relief operation remain formidable, reports the BBC's Joanna Jolly. 
Kazakhs find uneven playing field in Russia's trading bloc  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:20:29 GMT
Only months after its launch, the new Russian-sponsored Eurasian Economic Union is not going as planned in Kazakhstan. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov finds out why. 
Justice for historical crimes  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:01:05 GMT
The trial of Oskar Groening raises the question of whether it is always necessary and right to prosecute such crimes after so many years. 
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:36:00 GMT
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. 
How do drone strikes go wrong?  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:34:19 GMT
After two individuals, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, are killed in a raid, questions are raised about US counterterrorism. 
Will Togo vote end family dynasty?  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:23:54 GMT
President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo seeks to prolong his family's 48-year rule in elections on Saturday. 
Music boss tops Britain's rich list  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:22:33 GMT
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times. 
Bruce Jenner: I am a woman  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:53:34 GMT
The reality TV star and Olympic gold medallist says he still has male body parts but considers himself female. 
Legal costs hit Deutsche Bank profit  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:09:19 GMT
Deutsche Bank reports a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn to cover legal costs, days after being fined €2.3bn for rate rigging. 
VW chairman resigns in power struggle  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:41:36 GMT
Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive. 
Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:05:37 GMT
The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal. 
Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:30 GMT
A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes. 
Fellowes to adapt Trollope novel  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:31:28 GMT
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope's Doctor Thorne - one of his favourite novels - for TV.