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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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Police 'foil Melbourne terror plot' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:08:38 GMT 
    Australian police charge a teenager in connection with what they say was an Islamic State-inspired plot to attack a World War One centenary event.

Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:46:40 GMT 
    Islamic State says it carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 33 people and injured 100 in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Publisher sued over Goebbels diaries 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:16:17 GMT 
    The estate of Adolf Hitler's Nazi propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, is suing a publisher for royalties for the use of extracts from his diaries.

I will miss Top Gear, says Clarkson 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:05:50 GMT 
    Jeremy Clarkson says he will miss hosting Top Gear, in his first comment since he was dropped from the BBC show.

Dozens held after fresh SA violence 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:35 GMT 
    More than 30 people are detained by police in South Africa after a fresh outbreak of anti-foreigner violence around Johannesburg.

Saudis meet Yemen aid call 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:15:39 GMT 
    Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged the $274m (£183m; €255m) in aid to the country called for by the UN.

Tributes to Everest avalanche dead 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:14:17 GMT 
    Tributes are paid in Nepal and climbing is suspended to mark the anniversary of an avalanche on Everest that killed 16 sherpas.

Ukraine rebel in ceasefire warning 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:11:25 GMT 
    A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says a ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.

Attack on UN Mali convoy kills two 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:42:03 GMT 
    A United Nations supply convoy is attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed.

'One-size-fits-all' on obesity opposed 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:01:16 GMT 
    Doctors need to move beyond 'one-size-fits-all' approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield.

VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:46:32 GMT 
    An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.

VIDEO: Ceremony to remember Everest dead 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:57:38 GMT 
    A remembrance ceremony is held at Everest's base camp, a year after 16 Sherpas were killed in an avalanche.

VIDEO: Sperm whale filmed 'doing laps' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:14 GMT 
    A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.

VIDEO: Afghanistan blast leaves many dead 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:48:16 GMT 
    At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:58:35 GMT 
    A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.
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