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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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VIDEO: 'I closed my shop on police advice'  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:28:20 GMT
Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
VIDEO: Journalist jailed for 'sharing secrets'  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:15:06 GMT
A prominent Chinese journalist, Gau Yu, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly leaking an internal Communist Party memo. 
VIDEO: Zebras crossing Brussels roads  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:12:09 GMT
Zebras went on the loose in Brussels but were soon captured 
VIDEO: Lorry full of bees overturns in US  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:49:29 GMT
A lorry carrying honeybees overturned in the US state of Washington, spewing bees across a motorway. 
VIDEO: Inside Ukraine plant hit by rockets  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:34:07 GMT
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a coking plant in Avdiivka where production has rapidly declined due to the conflict in Ukraine 
Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:04:01 GMT
What do Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have in common? They're young, hungry and ready to be president - never mind the party establishment's wishes. 
High cost for Bangladesh war closure  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:37:19 GMT
The reverberations of the Bangladeshi war of independence in 1971 are still creating big Islamic turmoil in the world’s third-most populous Muslim nation. 
Britain’s foreign policy calculations  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:01:39 GMT
China is keeping Britain on its toes in the global race to capture China's attention. 
King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:25:00 GMT
Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent. 
How close is Greece to Grexit?  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:40:39 GMT
If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro? 
Iraq: Growth of the Shia militia  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:26:42 GMT
With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged. 
Zebras roam free in Brussels  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:12:43 GMT
Zebras running through the streets of Brussels is only the latest "animals at large" story to hit the headlines. 
Airline launching Star Wars plane  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:26:19 GMT
Star Wars plane being launched by All Nippon Airways later this year ahead of the release of The Force Awakens. 
VW boss to stay despite divisions  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:34:33 GMT
The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman. 
Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:00:58 GMT
Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes. 
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