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"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."

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Kenya leader signs tough security law  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:40:03 GMT
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday. 
Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:21:41 GMT
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. 
Turkey issues warrant for Gulen  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:08 GMT
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement. 
Colombia Farc truce follows killings  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:01:43 GMT
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers. 
Israel launches Gaza air strike  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August. 
Plea by parents of Aurora accused  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:19:26 GMT
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty. 
Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:05:15 GMT
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre. 
Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:48:35 GMT
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain. 
Millions shopping on 'Panic Saturday'  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:54:06 GMT
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday". 
Salmond calls for English referendum  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:14:25 GMT
Alex Salmond calls for England to hold a "peasants' revolt type referendum" on its own constitutional future. 
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT
Images from around the world: 18 December 
Your pictures of the year 2014  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT
A selection of the best readers' photos 
In pictures: US-Cuban relations  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US 
Picture power: Under the dress  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:55:37 GMT
Actress America Ferrera red-faced 
In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:29 GMT
Families have begun burying their dead