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—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide

 

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Alice search 'largest since 7/7'  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:31:00 GMT
The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest police search operation led by the Metropolitan Police since the 7/7 bomb attacks, the force says. 
Cathedral funeral for MP Dobbin  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:33:11 GMT
The funeral of Heywood Labour MP Jim Dobbin has taken place in Salford. 
Week in pictures: 13-19 September 2014  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:19:20 GMT
The best news photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 19 September  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:23:08 GMT
News images from around the world: 19 September 
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:13:28 GMT
Scotland votes "No" to independence 
Your pictures: Vintage  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:26:35 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "vintage" 
Day in pictures: 18 September  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:33:26 GMT
News images from around the world: 18 September 
In pictures: Memory of History  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:48:00 GMT
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present 
In pictures: Scotland decides  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:50:13 GMT
Images from the Scottish independence referendum 
Your Pictures: Photos from Wales  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:26:47 GMT
A selection of your photos from around Wales 
Getting a driving licence without a test  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
How I got my driving licence without taking a test 
Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:05:11 GMT
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola 
VIDEO: Westgate mall attack - 60 seconds  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:01:05 GMT
Background to the Westgate mall attack in 60 seconds 
How Liberia lost its handshake  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:15:59 GMT
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake 
The volunteers of Baghdad's peace carnival  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:54:43 GMT
How do you celebrate World Peace Day in Baghdad?