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"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."

—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book

 

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US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:48 GMT
The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained relations. 
Colombia general 'free next week'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:21:47 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says. 
Benghazi report clears US response  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:22:13 GMT
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 
Obama defends immigration reform  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:14 GMT
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue. 
NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:36:16 GMT
The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola. 
Police and NHS phone lines restored  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:31:09 GMT
Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours. 
Baby 'looked like Auschwitz victim'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:41:43 GMT
A four-and-a-half month-old baby girl looked 'like something from Auschwitz' when found at her home in east London, a court is told. 
Balcony collapse victims named  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:12:58 GMT
Two Polish men who died after a balcony collapsed in west London on Friday are named as Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Szymanski, 29. 
Day in pictures: 21 November 2014  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:30 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 November 
In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States 
Picture power: Bird flu  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT
The story behind the picture 
In pictures: Mike Nichols films  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:30 GMT
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols 
Day in pictures: 20 November 2014  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:45 GMT
24 hours of news images: 20 November 
In pictures: Scarcity and Waste  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:28 GMT
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award 
Your pictures: Movement  Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:39:28 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "movement"