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"Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is? The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies."

—Romare Beardon

 

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Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:12:01 GMT 
    Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.


GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:35:58 GMT 
    Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.


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


Day in pictures: 20 October 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:45 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 20 October


In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:33:55 GMT 
    Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir


Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:33 GMT 
    News photos from around the world


From silver mine to wet plate 
  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:27:47 GMT 
    From silver mine to wet plate in Peru


Tales from the India Office 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:32 GMT 
    Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf


How safe is mouldy food to eat? 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:17 GMT 
    How safe is it to eat food when it starts to go mouldy?


Ebola crisis: My son's survival saved me 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:45:45 GMT 
    Son saves father from despair of family loss


Philippines feels force of China travel warning 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:33:02 GMT 
    China travel warning baffles Philippine resorts


Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch? 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:42:08 GMT 
    Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
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