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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

—Leo C. Rosten


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Deadly bus attack in northern Kenya  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:49:11 GMT
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say. 
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. 
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:38:35 GMT
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says. 
Iran talks enter decisive weekend  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:59:01 GMT
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme enter their final weekend, but there is no sign yet of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms. 
Bahrain holds disputed election  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:07:45 GMT
Voters are going to the polls in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias are urging a boycott. 
US to press Turkey over IS role  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:14:18 GMT
US Vice-President Joe Biden is to meet Turkey's president, aiming to push for a bigger Turkish role in the fight against Islamic State. 
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. 
We can end Ebola in 2015, says Ban  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:16:35 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by mid-2015" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says. 
British IS fighters 'killed in Syria'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:25:04 GMT
Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria. 
Falklands signs 'regrettable'  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:25:22 GMT
The UK criticises an Argentine law requiring public transport vehicles to carry signs declaring the nation's sovereignty claim over the Falklands. 
Floods fear as US snowfall eases  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:30:21 GMT
Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as it melts. 
14 injured in hotel gas explosion  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:00:59 GMT
At least 14 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say. 
VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:40:38 GMT
Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych. 
VIDEO: 100-year-old sees ocean for first time  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:36:19 GMT
The moment a 100-year-old American woman, Ruby Holt, sees the ocean for the first time. 
VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:27:26 GMT
YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.