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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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World News From BBC

Failed bid to raise AirAsia fuselage  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:09:00 GMT
The Indonesian official leading efforts to recover AirAsia flight QZ8501 says the fuselage appears to be too fragile to be lifted, after failed bids to raise it. 
Cruise ship hit by engine room fire  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:28:13 GMT
A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room. 
Brazil in 'worst water crisis'  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:08:58 GMT
Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930. 
Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:34 GMT
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October. 
US planes targeted by bomb threats  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:36:17 GMT
Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear. 
Farage hits back at defecting MEP  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:25:43 GMT
An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says. 
First female bishop to be consecrated  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:41:07 GMT
The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster later. 
BHS takeover approaches considered  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:21 GMT
Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches". 
Pothole damage claims pass £3m - RAC  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:22:41 GMT
Drivers claimed more than £3m compensation for pothole damage in Britain last year, a survey by the RAC Foundation suggests. 
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:51:44 GMT
News photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:37:17 GMT
Images from around the world: 23 January 
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:08:54 GMT
Story behind the Kenyan protest photo 
Your pictures: Cold weather  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:30:04 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cold weather" 
Instagram: The 'homeless' chief executive  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:32:55 GMT
Cillin Perera's daily photographic project 
In Pictures: Snowfall around the UK  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:04:13 GMT
Images from around the UK