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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

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:11:29 GMT
Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media. 
VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:40:19 GMT
The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens. 
VIDEO: Star Wars comes to County Kerry  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:06 GMT
Residents and tourists in Portmagee, County Kerry, are getting a taste of Hollywood as scenes for the new Star Wars film are shot on nearby island Skellig Michael. 
VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:50:15 GMT
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed. 
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. 
'Tolkien's tree' to get the chop  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:19:03 GMT
A 215-year-old tree thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien during the author's time in Oxford is to be chopped down after two of its branches fell off. 
WTO fails to seal global trade deal  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:14:27 GMT
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December. 
China manufacturing growth speeds up  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:40:14 GMT
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising. 
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. 
'Draconian' Russian net law enacted  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:05:49 GMT
A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia. 
Met Opera in late union talks  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:20:31 GMT
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout. 
Israeli show cancelled after protest  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:06:19 GMT
An Israeli show at the Edinburgh Fringe is cancelled after only one performance following a protest by a pro-Palestinian group. 
Dinosaurs 'shrank' to become birds  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:12:08 GMT
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows. 
Minister wants end to animal testing  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:49:11 GMT
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end. 
Therapies hope for major DNA project  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:01:58 GMT
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.