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—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian

 

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Reduced EU sea mission set to go  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:51 GMT
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa. 
Colombian Farc in civilian admission  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians". 
Key Jerusalem holy site reopens  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist. 
Jeers for accused US police killer  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:58:26 GMT
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt. 
Police cautions 'to be scrapped'  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:43:24 GMT
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales. 
Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015. 
Firefighters on strike over pensions  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:17:20 GMT
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year. 
UK travellers warned of terror threat  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:24:51 GMT
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants. 
Day in pictures: 30 October  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT
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Day in pictures: 29 October  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
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Day in pictures: 28 October  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
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Bolshoi behind bars  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT
Costumes on show at a former prison 
Day in pictures: 27 October  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT
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Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
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Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
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