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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

 

World News From BBC

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 
Picture power: A scar on the landscape  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:56:57 GMT
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years 
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:41:30 GMT
Images from around the world: 16 December 
The mystery of Chopin's death  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:13:35 GMT
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers 
Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:20:01 GMT
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book 
Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:01:04 GMT
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on 
Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:39:08 GMT
Sex-slavery trauma of Yazidis seized by Islamic State 
Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:44:01 GMT
Indian village where people speak ancient language 
VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:56:25 GMT
Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams 
Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:36:40 GMT
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America 
The hard side of China's soft power  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:19:51 GMT
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes 
Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:24:17 GMT
Just who, and what, went viral in 2014? 
US black activists call Twitter protest  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:48:59 GMT
Black activists boycott social media over inequalities 
Your pictures of the year 2014  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:07 GMT
Stunning photos from readers' capture 2014 
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An Update On LA's iPad Program  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:23:13 -0500
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North Korea threatens US over Sony  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:39:13 GMT
Spanish princess to face fraud trial  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:40:55 GMT
Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:55:08 GMT
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