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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:34:31 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Stories of Sri Lankan survivors 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:41:41 GMT 
    Following devastating landslides in Sri Lanka, Yogita Limaye visits a shelter and hears the stories of some of the survivors.


VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:14:28 GMT 
    In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.


VIDEO: Baby pandas wrestle with their keeper 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:23:55 GMT 
    A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.


VIDEO: The dancers who light up the stage 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:14 GMT 
    The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to lighten up their act.


Questions remain over Afghanistan 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:52:42 GMT 
    No clear verdict can be made about the military campaign in Afghanistan, says Nick Childs.


Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT 
    Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?


The price of peace in Colombia 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT 
    As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.


VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court? 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT 
    It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.


Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single' 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:33:07 GMT 
    What is 'catchiest' hit single in British history?


Pompeii relic returned 50 years on 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:26:40 GMT 
    A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.


Russia raises interest rates to 9.5% 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:56 GMT 
    Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.


BOJ boosts monetary stimulus measure 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:29 GMT 
    Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.


Pirate Bay founder gets jail term 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT 
    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.


Millions hit in Drupal hack attack 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:30:59 GMT 
    Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
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