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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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Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:32 GMT 
    Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.


Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT 
    Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.


Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:01:21 GMT 
    Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.


Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:02:12 GMT 
    Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.


Russians 'will not cave in' to West 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT 
    Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.


Cuba 'will stay on' communist path 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:23:11 GMT 
    Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.


Israel launches Gaza air strike 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT 
    Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.


Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:46:45 GMT 
    Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.


Ambulance wait times 'may increase' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:45:11 GMT 
    Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.


Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:57:23 GMT 
    Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.


Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT 
    Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.


May 'could disband child abuse panel' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:54:23 GMT 
    The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.


Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT 
    News photo from around the world


Picture power: Doused with milk 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT 
    Treated for the effects of pepper spray


Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 18 December
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