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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

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Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 14:45:50 GMT 
    Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge.


Boy guilty of Austrian terror plot 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:13:41 GMT 
    A 14-year-old boy is convicted of terrorism offences in Austria, including a bomb plot potentially targeting a railway station in Vienna.


Colombia Farc leader 'died in raid' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 14:25:50 GMT 
    A senior Farc rebel commander, Roman Ruiz, is believed to be among five Colombian guerrilla fighters killed in a bombing raid on Monday.


Iran trial begins for US reporter 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 21:15:03 GMT 
    The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.


Strict oversight for Cleveland police 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 19:50:40 GMT 
    The Cleveland police department, which has been criticised for aggressive tactics against African Americans, agrees to strict US reforms.


New laws promised in Queen's Speech 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 01:11:11 GMT 
    An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.


Family man dies at Dignitas centre 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 20:11:24 GMT 
    A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour dies at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.


Staying in 'will be Yes in EU vote' 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 23:43:18 GMT 
    Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave, the BBC understands.


NI welfare reform bill fails to pass 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:25:35 GMT 
    Northern Ireland's controversial Welfare Reform Bill has failed to pass at Stormont after failing to win the support of nationalist parties.


Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 01:06:11 GMT 
    Celebrations at the 60th anniversary show in Vienna


Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets 
  Tue, 26 May 2015 02:03:23 GMT 
    Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets


Your pictures: Looking in 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 08:19:24 GMT 
    Readers' images on the theme of looking in


Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 13:37:39 GMT 
    From around the world - 16-22 May


In pictures: Women of Hargeisa 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 00:03:18 GMT 
    Alison Baskerville's photos of women in Somaliland


Toy soldiers at war 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 00:35:25 GMT 
    The 40 year conflict that remains unresolved
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