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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."

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Ferry deaths 'murder' - Korea leader  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:30:33 GMT
South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder". 
Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:37:24 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis. 
Boy survives flight in wheel well  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:06:33 GMT
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii. 
Boston set for emotional Marathon  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:18:17 GMT
Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds. 
MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:21:49 GMT
A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace. 
Japan warns over China ship seizure  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:04:05 GMT
China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns. 
PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:43:57 GMT
Leading public figures claim PM David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country. 
Everest Sherpas demand better terms  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT
Sherpa guides in Nepal demand more compensation for the families of 13 of their colleagues killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest. 
Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:50:23 GMT
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85. 
Three killed in Yemen drone strike  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:57:58 GMT
Three more suspected al-Qaeda militants die in a drone strike in southern Yemen, reports say, bringing the total killed in three days to more than 40. 
MP killed by car bomb in Somalia  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:49:04 GMT
A car bomb kills an MP and injures another in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as the government hosts a security conference. 
Sir Bob to pay tribute to Peaches  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:26:16 GMT
Sir Bob Geldof will pay tribute to his daughter Peaches later, as her funeral is held in Kent. 
VIDEO: Russian 'outrage' at Sloviansk attack  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:07:43 GMT
Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow. 
VIDEO: Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:09:36 GMT
State authorities in Kyrgyzstan are trying to fight practices of bride kidnapping in the country. Two victims of bride kidnapping spoke to the BBC. 
VIDEO: Boston runners recall marathon attack  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:00:46 GMT
Doctor Natalie Stavas finished last year's Boston Marathon just as the bombs exploded, and now the runner turned first responder prepares to run again. 
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Ferry deaths 'murder' - Korea leader  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:30:33 GMT
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