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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



Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT 
    Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.


BMJ 'right' in statins claims row 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:25:31 GMT 
    An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.


HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:09:18 GMT 
    Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.


Lampard set for Man City loan move 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:45:04 GMT 
    Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.


Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:51 GMT 
    The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.


America's 'botched' executions 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:52:41 GMT 
    A string of botched lethal injections has led the US president to order an inquiry into how the death penalty is applied - but botching, it turns out, is nothing new.


The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:21:49 GMT 
    When Milkha Singh took to the track at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff few had heard of him - but he made history.


Somali MP shot dead outside mosque 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:27:50 GMT 
    A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.


Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:29:05 GMT 
    A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.


Russia bans Polish fruit and veg 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:52:41 GMT 
    Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.


Mexico migrants' train deal reached 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:41 GMT 
    The US, Mexico and Guatemala will establish more checkpoints along the route of a freight train to prevent migrants from boarding it, Guatemala says.


Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked' 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:44:33 GMT 
    The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.


US Ebola victims to be evacuated 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:14:04 GMT 
    Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.


Tory MP says Israel tactics 'brutal' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:41 GMT 
    An ex-defence minister condemns Israel's Gaza offensive after a ceasefire fails, as the foreign secretary says both sides must "act proportionately".


UK probes Israeli soldier nationality 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:57:09 GMT 
    The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
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