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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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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:39:44 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes 
  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:55 GMT 
    From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference, Def Con.


VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:36:34 GMT 
    The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.


VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic 
  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:53:10 GMT 
    A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.


VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:19 GMT 
    Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.


VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:45:23 GMT 
    President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.


Pope Francis given Copa Libertadores 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:09:39 GMT 
    Lifelong fan Pope Francis is presented with the Copa Libertadores trophy by players and officials of Argentine side San Lorenzo.


Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:28 GMT 
    An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.


VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:04:24 GMT 
    The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.


Samsung-made Nook tablet announced 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:31:25 GMT 
    Barnes & Noble unveils a customised version of a budget Samsung tablet that replaces a model it used to make itself.


Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:27:06 GMT 
    Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.


Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:11:03 GMT 
    Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.


Anna Nicole Smith estate loses claim 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:47:21 GMT 
    A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.


Greenland ice sheet losses double 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:01:24 GMT 
    A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.


New dates rewrite Neanderthal story 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:20:47 GMT 
    A new study suggests that modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe 10 times longer than previously thought.
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