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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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TV aims to 'bust cannabis myths'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:31:23 GMT
A new TV channel in Chile is promoting "cannabis culture" and legalisation of the drug. 
Ghana appoint Grant as new coach  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:48:02 GMT
Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. 
Afghan attack hits UK embassy car  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:08:25 GMT
A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed. 
Spain is not corrupt, says PM Rajoy  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:24:20 GMT
Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy tells MPs that most politicians are not corrupt, a day after his health minister stepped down over a kick-back scandal. 
Colombia rebels release two soldiers  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:47:42 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks. 
French trial over Tel Aviv car death  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:18:33 GMT
Two Frenchmen go on trial in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv in 2011. 
Tensions ease in protest-hit Ferguson  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:59:34 GMT
A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California. 
Scotland 'should set income tax'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:00:02 GMT
The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends. 
English votes plans 'by Christmas'  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:04:25 GMT
Proposals for English MPs to vote on English laws are to be brought in before Christmas, David Cameron says. 
Hunted man held over double murder  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:46:06 GMT
A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home. 
UK net migration rises to 260,000  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:41:45 GMT
The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election. 
Your pictures: Insects  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:12:17 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "insects" 
Day in pictures: 26 November 2014  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:54:02 GMT
24 hours of news images: 25 November 
In pictures: Ferguson riots aftermath  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:28:14 GMT
Scenes of widespread damage in Ferguson 
Picture power: Pausing the moment  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:12:21 GMT
Story behind an image of a student protest