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"Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is? The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies."

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Troops sent to quell Ferguson unrest  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:39:12 GMT
The US state of Missouri orders 2,200 National Guardsmen to the Ferguson area to quell unrest after a policeman was cleared over the killing of Michael Brown. 
Messi breaks Champions League record  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:54 GMT
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia. 
Dozens arrested in HK crackdown  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:35:24 GMT
More than 80 people are arrested overnight in Hong Kong after clashes sparked by the removal of a protest camp in Mong Kok. 
Theft of shoes from WW2 death camp  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:49:21 GMT
Thieves steal shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims at a former concentration camp in Poland 
France puts Russian warship on hold  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:20:13 GMT
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine. 
S Leone Ebola workers dump bodies  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:05:52 GMT
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema dump bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims. 
Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:29:59 GMT
Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg. 
Northern China mine fire kills 24  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:22:37 GMT
At least 24 miners are killed and dozens are injured by a fire at a mine in China's Liaoning province, state media report. 
Hungary police 'blame rape victims'  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:47:19 GMT
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting. 
Cricketer Hughes to have scans  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:13:49 GMT
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head and will have scans on Wednesday. 
Armed jewel robbers in Paris chase  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:43:39 GMT
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris. 
VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:29 GMT
A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus. 
VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:07:46 GMT
A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit. 
VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on directing Unbroken  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:27:31 GMT
Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken. 
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