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"There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."

—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer

 

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How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:11:23 GMT 
    Every year hundreds of Mexican men die as they attempt to cross into the US, leaving their families with a terrible uncertainty


Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:11:43 GMT 
    Shakespeare mentions the European Starling once, in Henry IV Part I. That moved a 19th Century Shakespeare enthusiast to introduce the bird into America.


Kenyan officials wrangle over status 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT 
    Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.


Japan pact 'covers disputed islands' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:08:02 GMT 
    US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.


Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:54:01 GMT 
    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.


Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT 
    Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.


Iran replaces prison service chief 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT 
    The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.


US seeks e-cigarette restrictions 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:51:11 GMT 
    The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.


Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:07:41 GMT 
    Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.


Mother charged with three murders 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:37 GMT 
    A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.


Crime falls 15% in England and Wales 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:30:39 GMT 
    Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.


Court 'failed' killed baby boy 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:08:02 GMT 
    A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.


In pictures: Assault on Sloviansk 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:20 GMT 
    Operation against pro-Russian separatists


Day in pictures: 24 April 2014 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:02:13 GMT 
    News photos from past 24 hours: 24 April


Your pictures: Monuments 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:47:40 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "Monuments"
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