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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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Fifa officials 'corrupted football' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 18:47:49 GMT 
    US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.

EU states 'must take 40,000 migrants' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 14:13:33 GMT 
    The European Commission urges EU states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece in the next two years.

WW2 bomb prompts Cologne evacuation 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 09:44:33 GMT 
    Some 20,000 people in the German city of Cologne are forced to leave their homes as authorities defuse a one-tonne bomb from World War Two.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:41:10 GMT 
    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Queen's Speech for 'working people' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:08:52 GMT 
    An EU referendum, tax freezes and a boost for "working people" are among the plans unveiled in the first Conservative Queen's Speech in nearly two decades.

IS 'driven from Assyrian villages' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 13:21:08 GMT 
    Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 11:43:10 GMT 
    Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.

Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 12:02:21 GMT 
    A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.

No let-up in massive India heatwave 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 13:56:14 GMT 
    Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say.

Dozens killed in Sanaa air strike 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:03:51 GMT 
    Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed a special forces camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 36 people, officials and witnesses say.

Texas dam holds after severe storms 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 15:34:07 GMT 
    A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.

Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 13:24:14 GMT 
    Nigeria's army sacks at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.

VIDEO: Seven Fifa officials arrested in Zurich 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 15:13:54 GMT 
    Swiss police have arrested seven leading officials from football's world governing body, Fifa, in a dawn raid, on suspicion of accepting and paying millions of dollars in bribes.

VIDEO: Delhi's women suffer under heatwave 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 15:48:20 GMT 
    The BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports from a village near Delhi where women are working all day under the blazing sun to earn just four dollars a day in order to feed their children.

VIDEO: Extreme weather wreaks havoc in US 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 12:45:54 GMT 
    Extreme weather has been wreaking havoc in the US, where at least 17 people have been killed by storms in Oklahoma and Texas.
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Fifa officials 'corrupted football'  Wed, 27 May 2015 18:47:49 GMT
EU states 'must take 40,000 migrants'  Wed, 27 May 2015 14:13:33 GMT
WW2 bomb prompts Cologne evacuation  Wed, 27 May 2015 09:44:33 GMT
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