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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

World News From BBC

VIDEO: One-minute World News  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:21:40 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Wedgwood pottery loss 'hammer blow'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:47:37 GMT
A public appeal has been launched to try to save the Wedgwood museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the firm's pension bill 
VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:18:08 GMT
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea. 
VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:43:48 GMT
A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One. 
VIDEO: 'Hero' cat saves owner from fire  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:16:32 GMT
A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she woke up her owner to alert him to a fire which destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia. 
Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art. 
Guardians is top US film of 2014  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:03:35 GMT
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far. 
Euro manufacturing at 13-month low  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:06:04 GMT
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey. 
China factory growth misses forecast  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:05 GMT
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum. 
Google 'discourages' old browser use  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:28:47 GMT
Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers. 
Samsung phones to get Nokia maps  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:23:00 GMT
Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch. 
Bush sets new album chart record  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time. 
Naked photos of celebrities leaked  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:50:51 GMT
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake. 
Xenon and argon banned for athletes  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:53:44 GMT
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced. 
African food security on the menu  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:55:35 GMT
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security. 
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