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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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Republicans savage immigration plan 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:27:34 GMT 
    President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.


Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation' 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:14:10 GMT 
    US Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Ukraine, says Russia faces "greater isolation" if it fails to pull back its military forces.


Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:43 GMT 
    Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.


Dutch 'Syria bride' custody extended 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:38:39 GMT 
    A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.


Britain objects to Falklands signs 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:31:21 GMT 
    The UK criticises an Argentine law requiring public transport vehicles to carry signs declaring the country's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.


Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:39:41 GMT 
    The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.


World's biggest crane ship sets sail 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:02:33 GMT 
    The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.


Uganda uproar over toddler's death 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:01:27 GMT 
    The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.


Kerry presses for deal with Iran 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:21:53 GMT 
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold a new round of talks with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna as the clock ticks down for a nuclear deal.


Chilean colonels jailed for torture 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:02:19 GMT 
    Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Cevallos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.


Zambia leader suspended by his party 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:27:27 GMT 
    Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader amid a power struggle ahead of elections in January.


O'Keeffe work sets female art record 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:58:45 GMT 
    A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.


VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:18:51 GMT 
    The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.


VIDEO: £3bn to fix crumbling Westminster 
  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:17:00 GMT 
    Taxpayers may have to spend more than £3bn to stop the Palace of Westminster turning into an unusable "ruin", the BBC has learned.


VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT 
    YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
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