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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."

—Leo C. Rosten

 

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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:12:19 GMT
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech. 
Body find sparks Alice murder probe  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:46:08 GMT
The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found. 
Begg freed after charges dropped  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:27 GMT
Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is freed from prison after prosecutors drop seven terror charges saying "new material" had emerged. 
Family appeal over Syria case teen  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:59:15 GMT
The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria make an appeal for her return. 
Your pictures: Amateur sport  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:27 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "amateur sport" 
In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:36:46 GMT
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong 
In pictures: The lure of gold  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:29 GMT
Men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea 
Day in pictures: 30 September  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:54:07 GMT
News images from around the world: 30 September 
In pictures: India's dying printing tradition  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:05:41 GMT
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta 
In pictures: People of India  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:42:55 GMT
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers 
In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:18:09 GMT
Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong 
Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:15:50 GMT
The best news photos from around the world 
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace 
Is yoga really about exercise?  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:17:26 GMT
Is yoga really about exercise or spirituality? 
Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted 
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