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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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VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 14:15:20 GMT 
    The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.

VIDEO: The 'radical' Barenboim piano unveiled 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:04:02 GMT 
    Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.

VIDEO: Moment BBC Women's Footballer named 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 18:43:38 GMT 
    Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala has been named as the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

VIDEO: Man covered in bees sets record 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 12:35:23 GMT 
    A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.

VIDEO: Is Jordan next target for Islamic State? 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 12:45:17 GMT 
    As fears grow that Jordan could be Islamic States's next target the country has been redoubling its efforts to confront the extremist threat on its borders and inside the country.

Ukraine's civilians living on frontline 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 17:23:56 GMT 
    Fergal Keane travels to Pisky on Ukraine's frontline to discover why an elderly couple refuse to leave their destroyed and deserted hometown.

Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces' gains 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 09:25:01 GMT 
    John Simpson: Fear and PR jihadists' strongest card

Should animals be given human rights? 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 09:44:11 GMT 
    A New York court is considering whether chimps are legal persons - and whether animals should be granted the same rights as humans?

Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth' 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 08:44:46 GMT 
    In what will be its greatest challenge yet, the zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse will soon try to fly non-stop from China to Hawaii - a journey of more than 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean.

Nash's ground-breaking ideas 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:27:31 GMT 
    John Nash, the US mathematician who has died aged 86, made an enduring contribution to his field, writes maths lecturer John Moriarty.

Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews? 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 23:19:52 GMT 
    Protests over the beating of an Ethiopian Israeli soldier have thrown the spotlight on the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel, writes Prof Yossi Mekelberg.

Barenboim designs 'radical' new piano 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 13:54:37 GMT 
    Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new type of piano, which he says is "radically different" to the standard concert grand.

Atwood book goes in 'Future Library' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 04:28:36 GMT 
    Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.

Ireland to sell Aer Lingus stake 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 21:40:20 GMT 
    The Irish government agrees to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 17:11:28 GMT 
    Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a deal which values the company at $78.7bn.
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