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"I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better than book or orator."

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel

 

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LGBT Jamaicans 'targets of violence'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:36:15 GMT
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jamaicans face "intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police" for protection, Human Rights Watch says. 
McDonald's and Coke see profits fall  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:21:31 GMT
McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US. 
VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:48:33 GMT
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 
VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:58 GMT
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:50:31 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMT
Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith. 
AUDIO: Nigeria's vibrant media industry  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:15 GMT
How Nigeria's media industry could become one of the world's most vibrant 
VIDEO: Baghdad: Where one bomb is a quiet day  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:03:29 GMT
The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession. 
VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:56:44 GMT
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report. 
VIDEO: Investigation into US 'pumpkin riot'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:26:17 GMT
An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, turned violent as the event descended into a night of rioting. 
Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:00:22 GMT
Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single. 
Tractor beam breaks distance record  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:40:57 GMT
Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects. 
Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:15:40 GMT
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry. 
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:19:02 GMT
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News. 
Audi claims self-drive speed record  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT
Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.