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"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


World News From BBC

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:28:19 GMT
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring parts of the city to a standstill. 
Argentina 'in contempt' of US court  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:50:45 GMT
A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds. 
World wildlife populations 'plummet'  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:29:43 GMT
The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, with wildlife populations halving in just 40 years, a report says. 
Japan volcano eruption intensifies  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:45:25 GMT
Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies. 
Intruder 'ran through' White House  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:07:27 GMT
A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report. 
IS and Iraq battle over key town  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:50:18 GMT
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, appear to have halted advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in a key town near Baghdad. 
Afghans to sign troop deal with US  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:54:36 GMT
The new Afghan government is to sign a deal on Tuesday that will permit a reduced contingent of US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014. 
Third video of UK hostage released  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:58:00 GMT
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants. 
Spain court suspends Catalonia vote  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:48:39 GMT
Spain's Constitutional Court suspends Catalonia's independence referendum, planned for 9 November, after a request by the central government. 
Israel points to Iran as main threat  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:17:04 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns that a nuclear Iran is a bigger threat to the world than Islamic State (IS) militants. 
Modi meets Obama at White House  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:26:22 GMT
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday. 
Canada body parts murder trial opens  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:12:38 GMT
A Canadian man admits killing his lover and sending parts of his body in the post to political figures, as his trial opens in Montreal. 
VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:53:56 GMT
A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State. 
VIDEO: Da Vinci: Ermine's secrets revealed  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:03:53 GMT
A French scientist uses reflective light technology to reveal the secrets of the 500-year-old Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci. 
VIDEO: Web inventor 'pays his way' online  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:39 GMT
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.