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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."

—Leo C. Rosten

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:01:59 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: 'Audacious' comet landing site chosen  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:20:37 GMT
Europe's Rosetta mission team, which aims to touch down on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what they think is the safest place to land a small robot craft. 
VIDEO: Indian launch for Android One phone  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:06:18 GMT
Google launches the first Android One branded smartphones in India. 
VIDEO: Smart mirror offers wrinkle advice  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:53:16 GMT
From mirrors that give advice to wireless kitchen appliances - the devices that could be in the house of the future. 
VIDEO: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:37:22 GMT
Prince Harry has a two-fold celebration on Monday - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women, which have ended in London. 
Goldfish has brain operation  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:46:37 GMT
An Australian goldfish called George is recovering from successful microsurgery in which a large tumour was removed from his brain. 
Seven truly shocking sports strips  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:23:22 GMT
Newsbeat takes a look at some of the worst kits worn by teams through the years after the Colombian cycling team caused quite a stir with their latest strip. 
Gaultier quits ready-to-wear clothes  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:09:52 GMT
French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier is to stop making ready-to-wear clothes for both men and women, and will focus on "haute couture" and perfume. 
Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5bn  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:51 GMT
Mojang, the Swedish firm behind the popular video game Minecraft, is bought by Microsoft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn). 
Apple releases U2 album removal tool  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:30 GMT
Apple releases a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts in response to complaints six days after giving away the music for free. 
Tech firms want 'digital ministers'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:00:10 GMT
An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department. 
Matisse show Tate's biggest success  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:21:38 GMT
An exhibition of Henri Matisse's cut-out art is the most successful exhibition held to date at the Tate with more than 560,000 visitors. 
Bonneville returning for W1A comedy  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:46:47 GMT
Actor Hugh Bonneville is to reprise his role in BBC comic mockumentary W1A which is returning for a second series next year. 
Red card for 'greenest' government  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:44:59 GMT
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says. 
US gas leaks not caused by fracking  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:16:30 GMT
A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.