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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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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:34:50 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

VIDEO: UN: Afghanistan peace a necessity 
  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:35:55 GMT 
    Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom has said that the UN stands ready to help the country find a lasting political settlement.

VIDEO: Suu Kyi still fighting for change 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 02:40:08 GMT 
    Former political prisoner and now politician Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Jonah Fisher about the forthcoming general election in Myanmar.

VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:00:06 GMT 
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers her annual Christmas message.

VIDEO: Thai murder testimony put on hold 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:58:33 GMT 
    The trial of two men accused of murdering two British holidaymakers on the Thai island of Koh Tao has got under way, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports.

Indigenous Bolivians' new confidence 
  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:21:05 GMT 
    President Evo Morales has given the indigenous people of Bolivia a new sense of pride - but more needs to be done, says

Hollywood romp with political punch 
  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:58:01 GMT 
    The Interview portrays North Korea's leader as vain and buffoonish, but could the satire eventually help erode his power? The BBC's Stephen Evans reports from Seoul.

Japan's savings rate turns negative 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:24:34 GMT 
    It's a notable transformation from when Japan was a nation of savers, and had the highest savings rate in the world.

Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe's season of no cheer? 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:23:43 GMT 
    Opinion: Why Zimbabwe is feeling little festive cheer

'Super-astute' Welby faces big challenges 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:02:00 GMT 
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury has made an impressive start, says Caroline Wyatt - but his work has only just begun.

Ten photos capture the UK in 2014 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:59:35 GMT 
    Picture editor Milica Lamb selects her favourite images by photographers from the Press Association in 2014.

How the e-retailers keep us spending 
  Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:30:35 GMT 
    E-retailers introducing new diary dates to keep profits soaring

Who, What, Why: The questions of 2014 answered 
  Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:31:59 GMT 
    The events of 2014 raised big questions which the Magazine tried to answer in our Who, What, Why series.

The woman poised for power in Kashmir 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:02:05 GMT 
    The BBC profiles Mehbooba Mufti, who led her People's Democratic Party to win most seats in state assembly elections in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Record-breaking ice cream shop shuts 
  Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:37:17 GMT 
    A world record-breaking ice cream shop in Venezuela closes due to a milk shortage, the latest victim of a continuing economic crisis.
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