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—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality

 

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US probes 'stray Syria air drop' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:49:13 GMT 
    The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.


Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:49:00 GMT 
    US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.


Physics reveals how nature sparkles 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:15:57 GMT 
    Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.


S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:23 GMT 
    South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.


Briton found with throat cut in Bali 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:09:09 GMT 
    A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says.


US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:52:36 GMT 
    Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.


UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT 
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.


Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:12:01 GMT 
    Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.


Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:40 GMT 
    Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.


DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:52:24 GMT 
    A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.


US $7bn fails to stop opium growth 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:16:04 GMT 
    US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.


Canada seized car killer's passport 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:47:45 GMT 
    A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.


VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT 
    A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.


VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:44 GMT 
    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shun elections 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT 
    Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
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