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

 

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Soldier killed in Canada shootings 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:11:14 GMT 
    A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.


Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:58 GMT 
    Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.


Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:36 GMT 
    A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".


Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:41 GMT 
    President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.


Syria air force 'steps up strikes' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:31 GMT 
    The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.


Four guilty of Blackwater killings 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:30 GMT 
    A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.


Military heads admit Afghan mistakes 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:40:51 GMT 
    Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.


Microsoft to phase out Nokia name 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT 
    Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.


Nasa shares free sounds from space 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT 
    The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.


DNA yields secrets of human pioneer 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT 
    DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.


Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:19:40 GMT 
    World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.


VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:16 GMT 
    An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.


VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:33:08 GMT 
    A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.


VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:39 GMT 
    The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years


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  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:44:54 GMT 
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