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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

New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:54:06 GMT
The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. 
Mexico head meets students' families  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:53 GMT
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests. 
Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:05:12 GMT
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say. 
Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:55:09 GMT
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village. 
Penalties 'do not stop' drug use  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:23 GMT
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government. 
Sarah Payne's father found dead  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:12:13 GMT
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent. 
Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:30:23 GMT
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak. 
Man arrested over McConville murder  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:16:57 GMT
Police arrest a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville. 
Day in pictures: 29 October  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
24 hours of news images: 29 October 
Day in pictures: 28 October  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
24 hours of news images: 28 October 
Bolshoi behind bars  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT
Costumes on show at a former prison 
Day in pictures: 27 October  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT
24 hours of news images: 27 October 
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
Top news images from 18-24 October 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"