"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
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- Doctors plea for Guantanamo care Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:09:36 GMT
- An open letter published in the Lancet medical journal calls for hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees to receive independent medical care.
- Corbisiero named in Lions Test side Thu, 20 Jun 2013 02:12:52 GMT
- England prop Alex Corbisiero is named in the British and Irish Lions starting XV for the first Test against Australia on Saturday.
- Dominant England reach Trophy final Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:23:52 GMT
- England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval.
- How Israel keeps Holocaust memories alive Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:43:30 GMT
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- The air force pilot who took her baby on missions Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:30:48 GMT
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- Congo attacks over arrests in India Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:46:15 GMT
- Shops belonging to Asians are targeted in a violent protest in DR Congo's capital over the arrest of Congolese students in India over the weekend.
- Army leads north India flood rescue Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:39:49 GMT
- Military helicopters and the army are leading rescue operations in India's flood-hit northern states, where 138 people are now known to have died.
- Drug firms fined for blocking rivals Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:18:37 GMT
- Nine drug companies are fined for delaying cheaper generic drugs coming to market.
- Mexico arrests top 10 US fugitive Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:52:38 GMT
- A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
- Suicide bomber strikes Yemeni market Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:23:23 GMT
- A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills two people in Yemen's northern town of Saada, which is under the control of Houthi Shia rebels.
- Two held in US 'X-ray terror plot' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:52:42 GMT
- Two US men have appeared in court accused of plotting to build an X-ray weapon to kill enemies of Israel and the US with lethal rays of radiation.
- 'Invisible' poor children let down Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:55:05 GMT
- Education watchdog Ofsted says poor children are now let down by schools in rural areas, leafy suburbs and deprived coastal towns - not the inner cities.
- CQC 'may reveal NHS cover-up names' Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:06:02 GMT
- England's NHS regulator is to review a decision not to name those behind a possible "cover-up" after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital.
- Police 'hold too many mentally ill' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:30:12 GMT
- Too many mentally ill people are being held in police cells, say four watchdog bodies.