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

 

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UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:12:54 GMT
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants. 
French national abducted in Algeria  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:38:03 GMT
A French national has been kidnapped while on holiday in Algeria, the French foreign ministry confirms. 
Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:26:15 GMT
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy. 
S Leone hails lockdown 'success'  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:02 GMT
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended. 
Top Israeli spy Harari dies  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:05 GMT
Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87. 
Ukraine to pull back artillery  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:01:32 GMT
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says. 
Tesco probe into £250m profit error  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:54:51 GMT
Tesco suspends "a number of people", including four executives, as it launches an inquiry into why its half-year profit forecast was overstated by $400m. 
Ghani praises Afghan vote deal  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:41:31 GMT
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace. 
US student killed by black bear  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:49:53 GMT
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human. 
Thousands of HK students at boycott  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:09:07 GMT
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory. 
Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:32:34 GMT
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere. 
AUDIO: Pink Floyd unveil new album cover  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:13:06 GMT
As the artwork for the new Pink Floyd album is unveiled, the band's creative director Aubrey Po speaks to BBC 6 Music about finding the right cover. 
VIDEO: Potter star launches equality campaign  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:27:02 GMT
Actress Emma Watson launches a global UN campaign to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality. 
VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:28:59 GMT
Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election. 
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