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—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book


World News From BBC

Hundreds dead in huge Nepal quake 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:03:26 GMT 
    At least 700 people are confirmed to have died as Nepal suffers its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with deaths also reported in India and Bangladesh.

Syria Islamists 'take northern town' 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:50:41 GMT 
    Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.

Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes' 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:48:44 GMT 
    Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.

Indonesia issues execution orders 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:14:15 GMT 
    At least three of 10 people on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling are given formal notice of their imminent executions.

Pakistan PM condemns activist killing 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:53:50 GMT 
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:49 GMT 
    California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Yemen ex-leader appeals for calm 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:17:59 GMT 
    Yemen's former president calls on his Houthi rebel allies to withdraw from territory they have seized in return for a halt to Saudi air strikes.

IS posts 'health service' video 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:05:07 GMT 
    Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor.

Poland bars Putin-backed bikers 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:16:27 GMT 
    Poland refuses entry to Putin-supported biker group Night Wolves, saying it cannot ensure security for the gang on its WW2 commemorative ride.

Statue of Liberty in NY evacuated 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:29:04 GMT 
    Tourist have been evacuated from the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York after the discovery of a suspicious package.

VIDEO: Quake 'felt across entire region' 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:59:12 GMT 
    A powerful earthquake has rocked central Nepal, causing extensive damage to buildings and dozens of injuries, according to eyewitnesses.

VIDEO: Services mark Gallipoli 100 years on 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:22:45 GMT 
    Services are taking place around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest battles of World War One.

VIDEO: NZ PM: Gallipoli 'sadness, loss, pride' 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:39:39 GMT 
    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key tells the BBC's Lucy Hockings what the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli means to him.

VIDEO: Warning over Chile's Calbuco volcano 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:32:41 GMT 
    People living close to the Calbuco volcano in the south of Chile have been warned that it might erupt again at some point soon.

VIDEO: NBA brings basketball stars to Cuba 
  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:58:53 GMT 
    The NBA becomes the first American sports organisation to visit Cuba since the two countries began to restore diplomatic ties.
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