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"Critics are by no means the end of the law. Do not think all is over with you because you articles are rejected. It may be that the editor has his drawer full, or that he does not know enough to appreciate you, or you have not gained a reputation, or he is not in a mood to be pleased. A critic's judgment is like that of any intelligent person. If he has experience, he is capable of judging whether a book will sell. That is all."

—Lavina Goodell Junior editor, Harper's Bazaar

 

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Iraq forces push against jihadists 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:31:46 GMT 
    Iraqi Shia and Kurdish forces capture an Islamic State stronghold, as a BBC team enters Amerli the day after a two-month siege ends.


Ukraine in 'great war' with Russia 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:31:18 GMT 
    Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.


FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:38:25 GMT 
    The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.


PM outlines new anti-terror plans 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:03:37 GMT 
    New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.


Falcao caps record summer spending 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:22:59 GMT 
    Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.


US attacks al-Shabab in Somalia 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:01:03 GMT 
    The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.


US works to free trio in N Korea 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:50:51 GMT 
    The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.


Pakistan MPs hold emergency session 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:52:04 GMT 
    A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.


China accuses MPs of 'interference' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:38:45 GMT 
    Chinese authorities accuse British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, BBC Newsnight learns.


Boris Island airport plan 'rejected' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:13:56 GMT 
    A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.


British activist in Thailand trial 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:10:53 GMT 
    A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.


Spain returns Colombian treasure 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:08:27 GMT 
    Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.


VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:44:43 GMT 
    The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.


VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:57:20 GMT 
    There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.


VIDEO: Could Horseball gain Olympic glory? 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:33:38 GMT 
    Horseball, a mix of rugby and basketball, was invented in France in the 1970s, and now there are attempts to get it into the Olympics, as the BBC's Ollie Williams reports.
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