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"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."

—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:06:41 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe? 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:00:18 GMT 
    In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.


VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:24 GMT 
    Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.


VIDEO: Cat meat off the menu in Switzerland? 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:50:05 GMT 
    An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.


VIDEO: Where now for HK protesters? 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:09:32 GMT 
    The removal of the Mong Kok activist camp by the authorities means protests in Hong Kong continue in just two sites.


Gordon Corera: Thwarting terror's cyber warfare 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:06:13 GMT 
    Tackling the foe online is key for a modern counter-terrorist operation, says Gordon Corera, but there are concerns over free speech.


Kick-starting the European economy 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:29:23 GMT 
    Jean-Claude Juncker has launched the European Commission's New Deal, and it will be judged by its success or failure.


How many more Fergusons are there? 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:35:44 GMT 
    How many other towns and cities across America have exactly the same cocktail of problems that one spark could ignite, the BBC's Jon Sopel asks.


Can internet companies monitor terrorists? 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:08:53 GMT 
    Big tech firms, and in particular Facebook, are under pressure to become more active in the battle against terrorism. But what are their current arrangements?


VIDEO: How Ferguson protests spread 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:23:07 GMT 
    BBC News looks at the aftermath of the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed black teenager Michael Brown.


Picture power: Pausing the moment 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:12:21 GMT 
    Looking at the story behind an image by Carl Court of a student protest in London.


Stop eating cats says Swiss campaign 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:03:23 GMT 
    Hundreds of thousands of Swiss people secretly eat cat or dog say activists, who want it to be made illegal.


Watson to sell Nobel Prize for DNA 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:01:50 GMT 
    James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.


Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:36:51 GMT 
    The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.


GSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:03 GMT 
    Sir Andrew Witty says "tantalising" prospect of viable vaccine becoming available next year
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