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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: World record set at ploughing event  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:18:53 GMT
A new world record is achieved at the 100th Mullahead ploughing match in County Armagh. 
VIDEO: Congressman pays 'Downton' decor costs  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:46:29 GMT
An American congressman has to pay back $40,000 of public money after re-decorating his office in the style of the period television drama Downton Abbey 
VIDEO: Photographing black Britain  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:11:24 GMT
As a new exhibition about the experience of black British people opens in London, Jamaican-born Photographer Neil Kenlock speaks to the BBC about the show. 
VIDEO: Missing Oscars dress 'found'  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:51:55 GMT
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars. 
VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:19:30 GMT
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels. 
Nemtsov killing polarises Russian society  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:26:24 GMT
Both government and opposition in Russia are coming up with theories about the killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, but it could be years before it becomes clear why it happened, says the BBC's Artyom Liss. 
IS using love as a recruitment tool  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:03:42 GMT
IS needs women to build a state, says Razia Iqbal - and it is using social media to lure impressionable recruits. 
Campaignspotting: BBC's 2016 blog  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:23:18 GMT
It may be almost a year before voting begins, but the race for the US presidency is already heating up. 
Hong Kong runners in 'boring' race  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:58:33 GMT
Runners compete in Hong Kong's first inner-city ultra marathon, despite organisers describing it as "quite boring". 
Finnish punk band set for Eurovision  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:24 GMT
A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities is chosen to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest. 
Huawei and LG unveil smartwatches  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:12:25 GMT
LG unveils a smartwatch that can make calls without being paired to a phone, while Huawei unveils its first Android Wear watch. 
HTC to sell virtual reality headsets  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:33:48 GMT
HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve. 
Cyber attacks top US threat list  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:07:36 GMT
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals. 
Google backs down over Blogger porn  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:51 GMT
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private. 
Ageism a disaster, says Scott Thomas  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:07:53 GMT
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.