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"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."

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

 

World News From BBC

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:44:45 GMT
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species. 
Pesticide bans 'could hit UK crops'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:19:57 GMT
The EU's decision to ban the use of some pesticides could threaten UK crops, increase food prices and hit farmers' profits, a report claims. 
Nigeria declared free of Ebola  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:44 GMT
The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases. 
Scans reveal cause of winter blues  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:21:11 GMT
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). 
Pistorius given five-year IPC ban  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:51:35 GMT
Oscar Pistorius cannot compete in International Paralympic Committee events for five years, after he is jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp. 
Taarabt the 'worst' pro - Redknapp  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:26:43 GMT
 
The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school. 
On the tracks of Australia's last record maker  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT
How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press. 
Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:04 GMT
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power. 
Former Australian PM Whitlam dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:11:50 GMT
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98. 
Lufthansa strike declared legal  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:44:49 GMT
German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action. 
Rewards for Mexico missing students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:29 GMT
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state. 
Fresh fighting in key Syrian town  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:36:48 GMT
Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants. 
Exiled Nazis collected US benefits  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:47:32 GMT
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds. 
Woman dies after being hit by tree  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:59:27 GMT
A woman dies and another man is in hospital after they were hit by trees blown over in separate incidents in high winds in London.