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"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."

—Julius Henry Marx (1890-1977) [Groucho] American comedian, actor, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup

 

World News From BBC



Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels' 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:36:34 GMT 
    Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.


Liberia holds vote delayed by Ebola 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:08:49 GMT 
    Liberia votes in a senate election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah among the candidates.


Cairns children's mother arrested 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:26:13 GMT 
    Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.


Turkey issues warrant for Gulen 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:08 GMT 
    Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.


Colombia Farc truce follows killings 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:01:43 GMT 
    Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.


Israel launches Gaza air strike 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:37:58 GMT 
    Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.


Plea by parents of Aurora accused 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:19:26 GMT 
    The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.


Ambulance targets plan revealed 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:00:46 GMT 
    Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.


Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:04:35 GMT 
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.


Second arrest over off-duty PC death 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:54:36 GMT 
    A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police officer Neil Doyle, who died after being attacked in Liverpool on Friday.


More support for ex-forces prisoners 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:27:13 GMT 
    Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.


Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT 
    News photo from around the world


Picture power: Doused with milk 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT 
    Treated for the effects of pepper spray


Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 18 December


In pictures: US-Cuban relations 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:53:41 GMT 
    Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
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