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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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Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:42:52 GMT 
    The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.


Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:20:09 GMT 
    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.


Arizona execution takes two hours 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:49:53 GMT 
    US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.


Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:15:37 GMT 
    Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.


CAR factions announce ceasefire 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:28:15 GMT 
    Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict.


Venezuela opposition leader on trial 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:43:43 GMT 
    The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests.


Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:20 GMT 
    The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.


Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:15 GMT 
    Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.


US 'around the world' flier crashes 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:55:18 GMT 
    A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.


Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:37:38 GMT 
    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.


S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:55 GMT 
    The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.


Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:15:02 GMT 
    The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park in Glasgow, with events starting on Thursday.


VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:41 GMT 
    The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.


VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week' 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:31:01 GMT 
    More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.


VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:01 GMT 
    Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
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