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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


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Ukraine rebels give up 'black boxes'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:44:14 GMT
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials. 
Israeli soldier missing in Gaza  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:16:42 GMT
An Israeli soldier is missing in Gaza, Israel says, as it continues its ground offensive against militants 
New FGM measures announced at summit  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:27:13 GMT
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation and forced marriage within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London. 
Indonesia to name new president  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:44:06 GMT
Indonesia is to name its new president, following a closely-fought election that saw both candidates claim victory. 
Kabul airport bomb kills 'foreigners'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:50:15 GMT
A suicide bomb outside Kabul airport kills at least four people, three of them reportedly foreigners, officials say. 
S Korea ferry boss death confirmed  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:22:12 GMT
Police in South Korea say a body they found in June is that of the fugitive boss of the operator of a ferry that sank in April killing 300 people. 
Litvinenko inquiry to be announced  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:18:12 GMT
An inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, the Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce. 
Boston bomber 'friend' found guilty  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:40 GMT
A friend of one of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing is convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. 
Texas deploys troops to US border  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:09:32 GMT
Texas Governor Rick Perry orders 1,000 troops to the US border with Mexico, saying the federal government had failed to secure it. 
Prince George pictures mark birthday  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:54:17 GMT
Two new images of Prince George are released as the third in line to the throne celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. 
Boko Haram 'controls' Nigeria town  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:31:49 GMT
Nigeria's militant Islamists raise their black flag in the town of Damboa after capturing it, a local vigilante leader tells the BBC. 
Beef's greater environment burden  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:08:53 GMT
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock. 
VIDEO: Train with MH17 bodies on the move  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:35 GMT
A Ukrainian train with bodies from the Malaysia Airlines plane crash heads for the eastern city of Kharkiv from rebel-held areas amid worsening fighting. 
VIDEO: 'I was forced to marry a stranger'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:22:50 GMT
BBC News hears from a 17-year-old in Zambia who was forced into marriage against her will. 
VIDEO: Gaza 'terror tunnels' - in 60 secs  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:20 GMT
Israel sent ground troops into Gaza on Thursday, saying the ground operation is necessary to target Hamas' network of tunnels.