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"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."

—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French author, humorist

 

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Train delays after lightning strikes  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:26:27 GMT
Lightning strikes cause "major disruption" to rail services in England and south Wales. 
Briton among Air Algerie crash dead  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:10 GMT
A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says. 
Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:46:02 GMT
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase, sparking a major search operation. 
Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT
News photos from around the world 
A community's tales  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:05 GMT
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir 
'Hidden' photos reveal library build  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:32 GMT
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library 
Your pictures: Cycling  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:53 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling" 
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:14:09 GMT
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US 
Taiwan plane crash: In pictures  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:50:20 GMT
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan 
Prince George's first year  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:37:31 GMT
Prince George's first year 
In pictures: Royal first birthdays  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:54:44 GMT
A long line of royal baby photos 
How odd is a cluster of plane accidents?  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:56 GMT
How odd is it for three planes to crash in eight days? 
The ship that totally failed to change the world  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:13 GMT
The ship that totally failed to change the world 
Gaza protests show a divided Berlin  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:04:22 GMT
Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support 
CAR: Fighting spreads like infection  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:31:56 GMT
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection