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"A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"

—Omar Khayyám (1050?-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer

 

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  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:14:06 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


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: 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


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.


Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:40 GMT 
    Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.


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.


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.


Students build Oculus Moon robot 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:26:05 GMT 
    US team develop a robot that can send back live pictures from the Moon as part of attempt to win Google's Lunar X-Prize.


Ambassador demands Top Gear apology 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:55:10 GMT 
    The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.


Protests against controversial opera 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:18:52 GMT 
    Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.


Physics reveals how nature sparkles 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:15:57 GMT 
    Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.


Slumbering lions win top photo prize 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:24:49 GMT 
    A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
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