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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

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Nigeria voting extended to Sunday 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:18:23 GMT 
    Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.


Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety' 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:35:35 GMT 
    The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.


Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib' 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:37:32 GMT 
    Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.


Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges' 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:49:16 GMT 
    Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".


Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:29:50 GMT 
    A Frenchwoman wounded in the attack on Tunisia's national museum dies of her injuries, bringing the total number killed to 22.


Iran nuclear talks 'enter endgame' 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:54:05 GMT 
    Talks aimed at restricting Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief enter their final days, ahead of an end of March deadline.


Somalia ends al-Shabab hotel siege 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:15:26 GMT 
    At least 14 are killed as Somali special forces end the siege of a Mogadishu hotel by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab


Rescued Chilean miner loses home 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:03:04 GMT 
    A Chilean miner who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has lost his home in flash floods in the Atacama desert region.


Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:12:42 GMT 
    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.


Spectator killed at Nurburgring race 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:50:44 GMT 
    A spectator is killed in a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough during an endurance race at the Nurburgring.


VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT 
    Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".


VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'? 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT 
    Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.


VIDEO: China warning over global warming 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT 
    The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.


VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:24 GMT 
    India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:35:14 GMT 
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