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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


World News From BBC

'Most Nepal troops' in quake effort 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:21:56 GMT 
    Nine out of 10 Nepalese troops are reportedly taking part in search and rescue operations after a massive earthquake that killed 4,000 people.

Indonesia condemned over executions 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:27:23 GMT 
    France and Australia have condemned the death penalty "in all circumstances", as executions for three of their nationals loom in Indonesia.

Germany 'failed to warn' before MH17 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:23:43 GMT 
    Germany was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine before flight MH17 was shot down, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say.

Pro-Putin bikers blocked at border 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:58:28 GMT 
    Polish border guards block entry to 10 bikers described as members of a pro-Putin group seen as provocative by the Polish government.

Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:59:55 GMT 
    A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.

Japan and US unveil defence deal 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:42:39 GMT 
    Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.

China overtakes France in vineyards 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:25:55 GMT 
    China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.

Chile town covered by volcanic ash 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:18:10 GMT 
    Residents of the Chilean town of Ensenada are trying to save their livestock and their homes after tonnes of ash from the Calbuco volcano rained down.

'Gang threat' to Baltimore police 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:23:11 GMT 
    Baltimore police say rival gangs have formed alliances to "take-out" officers, as thousands pay tribute to a man who died in police custody.

Israel 'kills militants' in Golan 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:48:50 GMT 
    An Israeli air strike has killed four militants armed with a bomb along the Israeli-Syrian frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military says.

EU won't send armed force to Ukraine 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:08:09 GMT 
    EU leaders tell Ukraine they are worried about ceasefire violations in the country's east but will not send armed peacekeepers there.

Silk Road 'link' to six drug deaths 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:17:34 GMT 
    Six people who died from overdoses bought their drugs via the Silk Road marketplace, claims the US government.

VIDEO: Journey to remote quake epicentre 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:46:43 GMT 
    The epicentre of the earthquake which devastated Nepal, in the district of Gorkha, has suffered "terrible destruction".

VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:54:03 GMT 
    Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal.

VIDEO: CCTV captures violent Nepal earthquake 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:59:15 GMT 
    New footage has emerged of the moment the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, after several Chinese photographers arrived home on Sunday.
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