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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher

 

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Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT 
    Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.


Ian McKellen given freedom of London 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:49:16 GMT 
    Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.


Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:27 GMT 
    A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.


A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:10:37 GMT 
    Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.


Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT 
    The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.


Google developing a cancer detector 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT 
    Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.


Murray seals World Tour Finals place 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:54 GMT 
    Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.


Giants beat Royals in World Series 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT 
    San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.


Can you cheat your way to fitness? 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT 
    Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?


The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT 
    Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.


Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:25:58 GMT 
    UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.


Australia urged to send Ebola medics 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:57:29 GMT 
    Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.


German motorway shooter sentenced 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT 
    A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.


Colombian Farc in civilian admission 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".


Abbas warning over holy site closure 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:50:22 GMT 
    The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
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