Letter: And finally . . . the end of the world is imminent

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The Independent Online
YOUR SENSIBLE plea for a better balance between the good news and the bad news concludes: 'We see a succession of scandals, a succession of injustices, a succession of emaciated bodies. One seems much like another. We shrug our shoulders and settle down to the next.' Just as I did as I turned the pages and came upon your large photograph of a policeman examining the severed head of the alleged assassin of the Sri Lankan president.

Terry Philpot

Oxted, Surrey