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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."

—Romare Beardon

 

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Long-serving Boston mayor dies  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:03 GMT
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer. 
Victims meeting abuse inquiry staff  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:06:34 GMT
Victims' groups are meeting officials from a historical child sex abuse inquiry and are expected to call for inquiry chair Fiona Woolf to resign. 
Two missing after fireworks blaze  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:41:18 GMT
Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital. 
Warmest UK Halloween on record  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:28:57 GMT
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C. 
Police boss in gross misconduct probe  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women. 
Day in pictures: 30 October  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT
24 hours of news images: 30 October 
Day in pictures: 29 October  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
24 hours of news images: 29 October 
Day in pictures: 28 October  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
24 hours of news images: 28 October 
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
24 hours of news images: 27 October 
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
Top news images from 18-24 October 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
The channel that's spiced up French TV  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves 
Quiz of the week's news  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?