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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

 

World News From BBC

Salmond to quit after Scots vote No  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:24:04 GMT
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum. 
Queen urges referendum 'respect'  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:12:13 GMT
The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum. 
Ukraine deal with eastern rebels  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:57:49 GMT
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country at talks in Minsk. 
Russian jets intercepted off Alaska  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:40:33 GMT
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm. 
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:16:15 GMT
Voters in New Zealand begin voting after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history. 
Guilty plea in US embassy bombings  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:14:51 GMT
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court. 
Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:03:14 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition. 
ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT
The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors. 
Alibaba shares surge on NY debut  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:31:24 GMT
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant. 
Catalonia approves independence vote  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:30:16 GMT
Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised. 
NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:01:08 GMT
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks. 
Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:38 GMT
Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints. 
VIDEO: Guinea Ebola team found killed  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:21:27 GMT
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say. 
VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:04 GMT
A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin. 
VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:39:32 GMT
The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.