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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher

 

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Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies'  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:40:38 GMT
Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice. 
Man Utd £100m off title - Neville  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:43:51 GMT
Manchester United need two more transfer windows of heavy spending to contend for the title, says ex-defender Phil Neville. 
Watson targets Europe's key players  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:40:57 GMT
US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup. 
Ants v humans  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:04:48 GMT
A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true? 
Getting a driving licence without a test  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception. 
JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:27:36 GMT
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse. 
Peshawar bomb attack 'kills three'  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:31:45 GMT
At least three people are killed in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar as violence returns after several months of relative calm. 
Salmond to make voting age call  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:10:26 GMT
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered to 16 in future elections. 
Venezuela launches disarmament plan  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:44:35 GMT
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate. 
Cameron to hold talks with Iran  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:53:32 GMT
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - the first time a UK prime minister has met an Iranian president since the Iran's revolution in 1979. 
Hannah police issue arrest warrant  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:37:38 GMT
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her. 
Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:40:07 GMT
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election. 
Barclays hit by record £38m fine  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:21:17 GMT
Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' money separate from its own. 
Two dead after being hit by train  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:22:54 GMT
Two people die after being hit by train in Slough, Berkshire, in "suspicious circumstances", say police. 
Man arrested over 'Iraq explosives'  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:40:57 GMT
A man is arrested in north-west London on suspicion of involvement in production of improvised explosive devices in Iraq.