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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

Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies'  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:40:38 GMT
Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice. 
Man Utd £100m off title - Neville  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:43:51 GMT
Manchester United need two more transfer windows of heavy spending to contend for the title, says ex-defender Phil Neville. 
Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:40:00 GMT
Andy Murray says he wishes he had not commented on the Scottish referendum in the way he did and wants to "move on". 
Ants v humans  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:04:48 GMT
A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true? 
Getting a driving licence without a test  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception. 
JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:27:36 GMT
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse. 
Floods hit north-east India states  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:21:38 GMT
People in India's north-east are told to move to higher ground as heavy monsoon rains triggers floods and landslides, killing at least 10 people. 
Salmond to make voting age call  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:38:31 GMT
Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered. 
Venezuela launches disarmament plan  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:44:35 GMT
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate. 
Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:00:54 GMT
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State militants. 
Hannah police issue arrest warrant  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:37:38 GMT
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her. 
Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:14:29 GMT
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election. 
Rail delay information 'inadequate'  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:45:23 GMT
A third of rail passengers are happy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests. 
Children 'failed in early years'  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:28:26 GMT
The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says. 
Theatre makes gender equality pledge  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:56:22 GMT
A leading UK theatre organisation pledges to balance the number of male and female actors that appear in its self-generated productions.