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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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Sensors to prevent pain for amputees 
  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT 
    Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.


Hamilton eases to victory in China 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:46:09 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.


How 420 became code for marijuana 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:46 GMT 
    The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.


The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT 
    This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.


Nigeria teacher in seized girls plea 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:26:13 GMT 
    The headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.


Pakistan TV anchor shot in attack 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:32:17 GMT 
    Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's best known television presenters, is injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the southern city of Karachi.


Pope leads Good Friday services 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT 
    Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.


Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:44:18 GMT 
    A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.


Egypt left-winger to challenge Sisi 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:22:12 GMT 
    Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.


US 'delays' Keystone XL decision 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT 
    The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.


Archbishop to highlight suffering 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:07:26 GMT 
    The Archbishop of Canterbury is to highlight the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.


Charities chief warns of extremism 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:25:05 GMT 
    Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.


Mother tells of lion park ordeal 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:59:57 GMT 
    A mother tells of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.


Quango chair resigns over bankruptcy 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:24:57 GMT 
    A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.


Day in pictures: 16 April 2014 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT 
    News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April
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