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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


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Saudi health minister sacked  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:57 GMT
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise. 
Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:32:58 GMT
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. 
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:17:10 GMT
Chelsea hold Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw in Spain to leave their two-legged Champions League semi-final evenly poised. 
The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort." 
Rome's international community of the dead  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:14:42 GMT
Alan Johnston has been exploring a corner of Rome that always lies just a little beyond the world of Catholicism. 
S Sudan rebels in ‘multiple attacks’  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:29:13 GMT
Rebels in South Sudan are involved in fierce fighting with the army in several areas of the country, the military spokesman tell the BBC. 
Buddha tattoo Briton held in S Lanka  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:36:06 GMT
The Sri Lankan authorities order the deportation of a British tourist because she has a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm. 
Malta criticised for mass bird shoot  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:51:59 GMT
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters. 
Colombian tribute to Garcia Marquez  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:50:42 GMT
Colombia honours its most renowned author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in a ceremony at the capital's cathedral, less than a week after he died aged 87. 
Yemen identifying dead 'militants'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:44:56 GMT
Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders. 
Facebook boss wants women to act  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:58:38 GMT
Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world. 
Three children found dead in London  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:46:31 GMT
A woman is arrested after three children are found dead at an address in south London. 
A&E data 'shows fall in violence'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:52:39 GMT
Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to a major annual project examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals. 
UK non-Christian claims 'absurd'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:51:17 GMT
The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves" and ignoring "reality", say two senior Conservative MPs. 
Renewable energy projects approved  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:53:36 GMT
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.