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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest

 

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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:24:11 GMT 
    A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.


Power struggle in Burkina Faso 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:25:28 GMT 
    A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.


Funeral of murdered SA footballer 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:33:29 GMT 
    Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.


Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:43 GMT 
    Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.


Australia marks Anzac centenary 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:54:00 GMT 
    Thousands of people gather in the Australian town of Albany to mark the departure of the first Anzac troops in World War One.


Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:23:48 GMT 
    A judge in the US rules in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.


Uruguay registers cannabis growers 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:45:54 GMT 
    The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.


Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:20 GMT 
    Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.


US shares close at record levels 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:55:04 GMT 
    The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.


China makes 'biggest cash haul' 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:53:19 GMT 
    Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.


Mexico orders release of US marine 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:17:02 GMT 
    A US marine imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.


Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:27 GMT 
    Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.


VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore 
  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:16 GMT 
    The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.


VIDEO: Prototype flying car shown off 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:17 GMT 
    BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights, including a flying car and electric rollerskates.


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  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:47:09 GMT 
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