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"Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."

—Alan Stewart Paton (1903-88) South African writer, noted for novels Cry, the Beloved Country

 

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Ukraine troops abandon key airport 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:10:15 GMT 
    Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.


Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:39:49 GMT 
    The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding mission.


Ashya parents fight extradition 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:32:50 GMT 
    A judge in Spain rules a couple who took their five-year-old boy from a British hospital are to be kept in police custody for a maximum of 72 hours.


Poland commemorates WW2 invasion 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:35:44 GMT 
    Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.


Mexico probes mass fish death in lake 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:40:48 GMT 
    Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.


Troops return Pakistan TV to air 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:14 GMT 
    Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.


Official heckled amid HK poll anger 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:24:23 GMT 
    Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.


No 10 plays down terror law 'rift' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:36:17 GMT 
    Downing Street plays down reports of a rift with the Liberal Democrats over new counter-terrorism measures set to be announced by David Cameron.


Seven dead in Paris flats explosion 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:39:54 GMT 
    A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.


Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup' 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:37:34 GMT 
    A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him.


Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:56:06 GMT 
    New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.


Naked photos of celebrities leaked 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:50:51 GMT 
    Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.


VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:43:48 GMT 
    A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.


VIDEO: Greenhouse gas fear over meat production 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:41:26 GMT 
    Global consumption of meat needs to fall to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment, a study says.


VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:18:08 GMT 
    Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
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