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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."

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IS accused of Syria mass atrocities  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:54:38 GMT
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report. 
Ukraine rebels enter coastal town  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:43:16 GMT
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war. 
US girl, nine, kills gun instructor  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:43:24 GMT
A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona. 
Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:17 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect. 
Nigeria closes schools over Ebola  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:44:14 GMT
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola. 
Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:02:53 GMT
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio. 
France's jobless total rises again  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:11:57 GMT
The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth. 
IMF's Lagarde under investigation  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:46:19 GMT
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in a French fraud case but has not been charged. 
US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:40:57 GMT
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown. 
Afghan election audit restarts  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:57:58 GMT
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate. 
McDonald's in Moscow court appeal  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:54 GMT
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets. 
Girl survives being buried alive  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:25:15 GMT
Police in northern India are hunting for the relatives of a seven-year-old girl who was buried alive but rescued from her grave by a villager. 
VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:12:14 GMT
A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love. 
VIDEO: India's iconic Ambassador car  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:53:34 GMT
Sanjoy Majumder reports on the passing of one of India's best known and trusted icons, the Ambassador. 
VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:30:18 GMT
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show 
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