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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

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

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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:35:29 GMT 
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George Galloway leaves hospital 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:54 GMT 
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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:40:46 GMT 
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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT 
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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:00:45 GMT 
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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:49:38 GMT 
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  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:51 GMT 
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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:49 GMT 
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'Forgotten' Swiss baby dies in car 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:39:47 GMT 
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  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:01:47 GMT 
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  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT 
    William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

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  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT 
    Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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