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—Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) Italian Dominican monk, theologian, philosopher
- VIDEO: Saudi drivers in 'sidewalk skiing' craze Sat, 25 May 2013 02:21:24 GMT
- Motorists in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of driving cars, which uses only two wheels.
- VIDEO: First halal food fair for Sarajevo Fri, 24 May 2013 16:01:50 GMT
- Food lovers and businessmen attend Sarajevo's first ever halal food fair, set up in response to a rise in demand for halal food products in the wider Balkans region and beyond in recent years.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Sat, 25 May 2013 05:36:51 GMT
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- VIDEO: The Queen and her passion for horses Fri, 24 May 2013 23:05:20 GMT
- A one-off BBC documentary presented by Clare Balding charts the Queen's enduring relationship with horses and an astonishing 65-year career as one of Britain's leading breeders.
- VIDEO: Black bear roams Los Angeles suburb Thu, 23 May 2013 14:51:31 GMT
- Aerial footage shot by Los Angeles police shows a black bear on the loose in a Los Angeles suburb before it was caught by wildlife officials.
- VIDEO: King wins first female Gershwin prize Thu, 23 May 2013 09:37:47 GMT
- Singer-songwriter Carole King has become the first female to win the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
- VIDEO: Openly gay US Boy Scouts allowed Fri, 24 May 2013 08:53:09 GMT
- The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
- Germany reports sluggish growth Fri, 24 May 2013 08:53:22 GMT
- Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
- News Corp to split in two on 28 June Fri, 24 May 2013 15:21:38 GMT
- News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
- Faltering Facebook phone is delayed Fri, 24 May 2013 11:46:41 GMT
- Social networking giant postpones the launch of its "Facebook phone" after negative feedback and disappointing sales.
- Amazon reveals fan fiction platform Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:33 GMT
- Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
- Lesbian drama is Cannes favourite Fri, 24 May 2013 12:01:30 GMT
- An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
- British hopefuls up for US TV awards Fri, 24 May 2013 09:34:02 GMT
- Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
- Cockroaches evolving to evade traps Fri, 24 May 2013 00:18:40 GMT
- Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
- Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT
- Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.