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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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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:58:31 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:24:16 GMT 
    Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.


VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe? 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:31:20 GMT 
    Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.


VIDEO: Libya militia take US embassy pool 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:03:44 GMT 
    Armed militia have taken over the US compound in Tripoli and discovered the embassy pool, a month after American staff left for security reasons.


VIDEO: China rules out open Hong Kong poll 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:04:13 GMT 
    China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.


Guardians is top US film of 2014 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:03:35 GMT 
    Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.


VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:17:45 GMT 
    The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.


Euro manufacturing at 13-month low 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:06:04 GMT 
    Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.


China factory growth misses forecast 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:05 GMT 
    China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.


Samsung phones to get Nokia maps 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:23:00 GMT 
    Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch.


BBC begins push to help kids code 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:02:25 GMT 
    The BBC unveils plans to support England's computer coding curriculum with a new section of its Bitesize learning site and tech-themed TV shows.


Bush sets new album chart record 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:21:04 GMT 
    Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.


Original Jethro Tull bassist dies 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:33:48 GMT 
    Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.


Xenon and argon banned for athletes 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:53:44 GMT 
    Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.


Antarctic waters 'rising faster' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:16:15 GMT 
    Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.
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