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"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."

—Katherine Paterson

 

World News From BBC

MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:17:18 GMT
The first bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning. 
Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:57:24 GMT
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict. 
Costa Concordia begins final journey  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:02:44 GMT
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged. 
Rival to challenge Indonesia result  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:23:34 GMT
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says. 
Quarantine over China plague death  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:47:27 GMT
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say. 
Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:33 GMT
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say. 
Airlines suspend flights into Israel  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:01 GMT
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away. 
US court allows Arizona execution  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:39:03 GMT
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him. 
China detains five over meat scandal  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:55:35 GMT
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC. 
Tajik spy charge academic freed  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:33 GMT
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying. 
Microsoft profit falls on Nokia loss  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:59 GMT
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division. 
Booker longlist set to be revealed  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:28:27 GMT
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history. 
Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:55:06 GMT
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park. 
VIDEO: Relatives mourn Israeli soldier deaths  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:41:42 GMT
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict. 
VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:42:26 GMT
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.