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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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Test Ebola drug '100% effective' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT 
    The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.


Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT 
    A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.


Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:24:21 GMT 
    Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.


Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:13:01 GMT 
    Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.


The girl with three biological parents 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT 
    Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common.


How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT 
    The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.


Nigeria militants 'suffer losses' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:59:35 GMT 
    The Nigerian army claims to have repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the town of Bama in the country's north-east.


Woman has boy after swim to safety 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:21:19 GMT 
    An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.


Nato plans rapid response force 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:28:51 GMT 
    Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.


Man Utd sign Falcao on loan for £6m 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:31:35 GMT 
    Manchester United sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.


Libya militias 'seize ministries' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:06:17 GMT 
    Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.


Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:35 GMT 
    The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.


Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:30:46 GMT 
    The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.


Ashya parents fight extradition 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:21:05 GMT 
    The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.


British Ebola patient 'pretty well' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:41:03 GMT 
    The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.
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