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"Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


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Nepal Everest climbs 'ruled out' 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 14:44:39 GMT 
    Climbing Mount Everest in this season is "almost impossible" because routes have been damaged by the Nepal quake-induced avalanches, officials say.

FN's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 20:36:14 GMT 
    France's National Front suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a series of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter Marine.

Six bodies found in eastern Mexico 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 13:24:43 GMT 
    Mexican police find six bodies in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz which has been hit hard by drug-related violence.

Fresh Syria talks to begin in Geneva 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 04:06:17 GMT 
    Fresh efforts to revive UN-backed peace talks on Syria are due to begin in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Fiorina and Carson join 2016 race 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 16:29:02 GMT 
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard boss, and neurosurgeon Ben Carson join the growing Republican field for the White House.

Nationwide tours for party leaders 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 06:26:45 GMT 
    Party leaders embark on a series of whistle-stop tours around the UK as the general election campaign enters its final two days.

Bingham wins World title in thriller 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 22:01:35 GMT 
    Stuart Bingham beats Shaun Murphy 18-15 in a gripping final to win his first World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Rotherham abuse warnings released 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:25 GMT 
    Fresh evidence emerges that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation as far back as 2003.

UK court launches video catch-up 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 06:04:05 GMT 
    Proceedings in the UK's Supreme Court can now be viewed online via an on-demand video archive, making hearings available to view for up to a year.

Caravan, A Great British Love Story 
  Sun, 03 May 2015 20:42:12 GMT 
    The very British world of caravanning

Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015 
  Fri, 01 May 2015 13:42:24 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

In pictures: The Sim Project 
  Fri, 01 May 2015 02:37:50 GMT 
    Robotic patients helping doctors to learn

Election 2015 in pictures: 1 May 
  Fri, 01 May 2015 13:25:21 GMT 
    Images from the campaign trail: 1 May

In pictures: Clandon Park House fire 
  Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:35:44 GMT 
    Images of the aftermath of a fire at Grade I listed Clandon Park House.

Vietnam War by Associated Press photographers 
  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:22:17 GMT 
    AP photographers mark 40th anniversary of fall of Saigon
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