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—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian

 

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Canada's Senate speaker Nolin dies  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:47:33 GMT
Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer. 
Queen marks Gallipoli centenary  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:08:12 GMT
The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. 
UK experts deployed to quake zone  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:42:13 GMT
The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support for people affected by the earthquake. 
Ex-soldier in court over shooting  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:59:01 GMT
A former soldier appears in court charged with the attempted murder of a man who was shot dead by soldiers in County Armagh more than 40 years ago. 
Row over second referendum warning  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:25:41 GMT
Labour and the SNP clash on the issue of a second independence referendum as general election campaigning continues in Scotland. 
Week in pictures: 18-24 April 2015  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:24:44 GMT
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. 
In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:33 GMT
Ebola, Molotov cocktails and prom night feature in winning images 
Election 2015 in pictures: 24 April  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:49:25 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 24 April 
In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:07:02 GMT
Red alert as Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile 
In pictures: 25 years of Hubble  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:12:46 GMT
Ten amazing pictures of our Universe, taken by the Hubble space telescope. 
In pictures: Stairway to Heaven  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:51:33 GMT
Finding a final resting places in a crowded city 
In pictures: Earth's beauty  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:57:30 GMT
To celebrate Earth Day, Nasa releases some of its best pictures 
Election 2015 in pictures: 23 April  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:27:21 GMT
Images from the campaign trail: 23 April 
On set with the Avengers  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:28:24 GMT
On set with the cast of the Avengers 
Iceland's Facebook war over sex education  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:35:58 GMT
Musician questions sex education in Iceland