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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

World News From BBC

Prince George pictures mark birthday  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:54:17 GMT
Two new images of Prince George are released as the third in line to the throne celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. 
Road death woman 'forcibly pushed'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:44:43 GMT
A female pedestrian killed on a busy Norfolk road may have been "forcibly pushed" into oncoming traffic, police say. 
Point-blank Taser use questioned  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:49:11 GMT
The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is "purely a means of pain compliance". 
In pictures: Royal first birthdays  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:54:44 GMT
A long line of royal baby photos 
Day in pictures: 21 July 2014  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:51:52 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 21 July 
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:12:15 GMT
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe 
In pictures: Gaza conflict  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:21:17 GMT
Most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive 
In pictures: James Garner's career  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:00:49 GMT
Career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86 
In pictures: East Anglia lightning  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:39:09 GMT
Spectacular lightning storms across the East of England 
Week in pictures: 12-18 July 2014  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:14:40 GMT
Powerful news photos from the past week 
In pictures: Lightning storms hit UK  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:37:15 GMT
Lightning strikes the UK 
The children left behind in hot cars  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
Why do so many children die in hot cars? 
The 90-year-old sex guru  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:45 GMT
The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit 
The Zambian children forced to marry  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:18:27 GMT
Zambian child bride tells of being forced to marry a stranger 
How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:31:41 GMT
Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?