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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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Swinney says 'No currency, no debt'  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:42:45 GMT
Finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed Scotland will not pay its share of the UK debt if it does not get a currency union after independence. 
Boys 'overlooked' as abuse victims  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:43:17 GMT
A report from children's charity Barnardo's says up to a third of victims of child sexual exploitation are male, much higher than previously thought. 
Day in pictures: 14 August 2014  Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:59:59 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 14 August 
In pictures: Lauren Bacall  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:43:54 GMT
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall 
In pictures: The Maliki years  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:59 GMT
Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki 
In pictures: Robin Williams  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:57:11 GMT
Career of actor and comedian in pictures 
Day in pictures: 13 August 2014  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:11:25 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 13 August 
In pictures: Framing Hope  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:55:21 GMT
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein 
In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis  Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants 
Day in pictures: 12 August 2014  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:31:54 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 12 August 
The rehab centres that lock up addicts  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:15:58 GMT
The people who hunt and lock up drug addicts 
The etiquette of reclining seats on flights  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:32 GMT
When is it acceptable to recline your seat on flights? 
How was Kate Bush's comeback?  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:39:59 GMT
Did Kate Bush's comeback concert wow her fans? 
Sniffing out the allergy epidemic  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:49:03 GMT
Why so many of us are developing allergies 
When Chinese children forget how to write  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:19:38 GMT
When China's children forget how to write