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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

—Leo C. Rosten

 

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US troops in Poland for exercises 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:39:31 GMT 
    A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.


Ban blames all Syria sides over aid 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:52 GMT 
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.


Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:34 GMT 
    Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.


Obama, Abe discuss regional security 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:21:05 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for talks on regional security and trade, on the first full day of his Asia tour.


Oldest baseball player dies aged 102 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:49:53 GMT 
    The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.


Indians vote on big polling day 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:28:13 GMT 
    Indians begin voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.


S Sudan president sacks army chief 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:28:59 GMT 
    South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.


Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:00:21 GMT 
    Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.


Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:59:14 GMT 
    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.


Debris dismissed in plane search 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:28:25 GMT 
    Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.


Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:29:16 GMT 
    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.


Binge drinking 'link to overeating' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:57:29 GMT 
    Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.


VIDEO: Calm returns to Rio favela after riots 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:07:33 GMT 
    The BBC's Wyre Davies visits the Pavaozinho complex the day after riots broke out following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.


VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT 
    Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.


VIDEO: Can Obama perfect the Japanese bow? 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:27:29 GMT 
    President Obama is under pressure to perfect his Japanese etiquette during his official tour of the country.
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