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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

 

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How I was de-radicalised 
  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:38:41 GMT 
    How one man showed me Islam and the West are not at war


Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea 
  Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:45:08 GMT 
    A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.


Russia bins 'cold' parliament designs 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:51:15 GMT 
    Competition to design a new Russian parliament will start from scratch.


Tunisia ceremony for Sousse victims 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:43:31 GMT 
    A ceremony is held in the Tunisian resort of Sousse to remember the 38 people killed in an Islamist attack a week ago.


Militants 'kill 150' in Nigeria 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:31:14 GMT 
    Nearly 150 people are reported to have been killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in attacks in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state.


Mystery surrounds India health survey 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:31:06 GMT 
    The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.


Qantas pays $68m in bonus to workers 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:32:51 GMT 
    Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.


Malaysia pushes for MH17 tribunal 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:19:13 GMT 
    Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.


French woman jailed for baby murders 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:53:54 GMT 
    A court in northern France sentences a woman to nine years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies between over a decade.


Colombia coca farmers boost output 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:20:55 GMT 
    Colombian coca farmers increased cultivation area by 44% last year for fear any peace deal may lead to eradication, the UN says.


Mexico police charged with torture 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:13:13 GMT 
    Seven Mexican police officers are charged with torturing witnesses of the Tlatlaya killings to allegedly force them to give false evidence.


Saudi prince to give away $32bn 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:40:40 GMT 
    Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, says he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.


Egypt vows to pursue IS in Sinai 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:58:24 GMT 
    Egypt says its army will continue its offensive in the Sinai Peninsula until it is cleared of Islamic State militants, after clashes killed more than 100 people.


BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:12:36 GMT 
    BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Mass evacuation after US derailment 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:13:45 GMT 
    More than 5,000 residents are evacuated in the US state of Tennessee after a train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire.
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