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"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."

—Katherine Paterson

 

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Vicar sham weddings trial collapses  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:48:49 GMT
The trial collapses of a vicar accused of carrying out hundreds of sham weddings - after the judge says immigration officers lied on oath. 
Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:27:09 GMT
TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas. 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
In pictures: Feline focus  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT
An online exhibition of cats 
In pictures: Ottawa shootings  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT
Images from outside the Canadian parliament 
In pictures: India celebrates Diwali  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival 
Day in pictures: 21 October  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 October 
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites 
In pictures: Derry in 1969  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron 
Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:36 GMT
Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen 
Reclaiming the swastika  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it 
US seniors face student loan debt  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:29:15 GMT
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans 
What's lurking in Sweden's waters?  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:48:33 GMT
What is lurking in Sweden's waters? 
Six surprising Ebola numbers  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:29:30 GMT
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours