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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


World News From BBC

Web attacks 'growing' in volume  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:32 GMT
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report 
Thailand draws up tough drone laws  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:04:13 GMT
The Transport Ministry in Thailand is seeking to ban all unlicensed drone flights, local media reports. 
Petty given credit on Sam Smith song  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:28 GMT
Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down. 
Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:51 GMT
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died. 
Best ever view of asteroid Ceres  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:22 GMT
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science. 
England's environment 'in decline'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:40 GMT
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns. 
WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT
The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 
Dementia 'link' to common drugs  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:27:30 GMT
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia. 
Murray into Australian Open semis  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:40:53 GMT
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios. 
Astana should be banned - Armstrong  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:55 GMT
Lance Armstrong is unimpressed with Brian Cookson's start as UCI boss but is sorry riders must keep answering drugs questions. 
The camera that captured readers' lives  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT
Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras. 
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:43 GMT
A 1916 silent movie featuring Sherlock Holmes - long presumed lost - is due to have its premiere in Paris. It stars a man who changed the way we see Conan Doyle's famous sleuth forever. 
Turkmenistan 'bans black cars'  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:32:45 GMT
Customs officials in the Central Asian country say people should buy white cars instead. 
Secession debate in Czech border town  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:27 GMT
Mayor of Hora Svate Kateriny says an planned mine expansion would cut off the town. 
Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:50:37 GMT
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.