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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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Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:30:30 GMT 
    The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.


Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:25 GMT 
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.


Britons jailed over Syria terror camp 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:47:29 GMT 
    Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.


Nato fears Russian Black Sea control 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:14:54 GMT 
    Nato's top commander warns that Russia's increased military presence in the annexed region of Crimea could be used to control the Black Sea.


Google told to expand right to forget 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:47:43 GMT 
    EU data privacy regulators say Google must apply the right to have search results removed to its .com site as well as its European versions.


US police release boy shooting tapes 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:40:38 GMT 
    A 12-year-old shot and fatally wounded by police in the US city of Cleveland was told to show his hands three times before officers opened fire, say officials.


Spain minister resigns over scandal 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:04:01 GMT 
    Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain.


Cricketer Hughes 'remains critical' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:57:18 GMT 
    Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball in a match.


Raqqa air strikes death toll rises 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:38:31 GMT 
    Almost 100 people are now believed to have died in a series of government air strikes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa on Tuesday.


Sex assault charge for radio host 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:43:39 GMT 
    Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.


Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:53:01 GMT 
    The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.


VIDEO: Nun's Like a Virgin hit raises eyebrows 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:09:54 GMT 
    A nun who won Italy's version of The Voice singing contest has released an album, revealing some unusual song choices.


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: 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.


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  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:06:41 GMT 
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