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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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Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:16 GMT
A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say. 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
In pictures: Feline focus  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT
An online exhibition of cats 
In pictures: Ottawa shootings  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT
Images from outside the Canadian parliament 
In pictures: India celebrates Diwali  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT
Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival 
Day in pictures: 21 October  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT
24 hours of news images: 21 October 
What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT
What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites 
In pictures: Derry in 1969  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT
Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron 
The day UFOs stopped play  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT
The day UFOs stopped play - and a crowd of 10,000 gasped 
Quiz of the week's news  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:37:27 GMT
Why is Florida angry with Breaking Bad? 
Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:51:21 GMT
Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State 
Ukraine vote could push the country into chaos  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:27 GMT
Ukraine's vote could bring conflict, not peace 
VIDEO: Zambia's five leaders in five decades  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:43:30 GMT
Just who were Zambia's 'Short stuff', 'Tiger' and 'Cobra'? 
Day in pictures: 24 October  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:35:35 GMT
A selection of news photos from around the world 
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'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:25 GMT
PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT
Egypt: Sinai 'bomb' kills 25 troops  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:38 GMT
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