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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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Search for S Korea ferry passengers 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:59:02 GMT 
    Ships and divers continue to search for nearly 300 people unaccounted for, a day after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea.

Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:39:13 GMT 
    Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.

India votes on biggest polling day 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:36:31 GMT 
    Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Mini-sub performs full MH370 search 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:36:23 GMT 
    A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:21:59 GMT 
    China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.

US case against Abu Hamza to start 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:33:15 GMT 
    Prosecutors in New York are due to start outlining their case against Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK in 2012.

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:56:43 GMT 
    A 19-year-old Canadian is charged with hacking the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest over the Heartbleed security breach.

Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:17 GMT 
    Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria.

Argentina girl kept years in garage 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:18:53 GMT 
    Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:01 GMT 
    Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT 
    Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:13:37 GMT 
    As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

VIDEO: William and Kate visit Blue Mountains 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:20:47 GMT 
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains n Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.

VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:06:38 GMT 
    Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:36:08 GMT 
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