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"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."

—Erich Fromm (1900-80) German-born American psychoanalyst, emphasized role of social conditioning


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Israel-Hamas ceasefire collapses  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:12 GMT
The Israeli military tells people in Gaza it is resuming operations, as a ceasefire with Hamas crumbles amid reports of at least 30 Palestinian dead. 
Rebels ambush convoy in east Ukraine  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:54:02 GMT
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine kill at least 10 soldiers in an ambush near where flight MH17 crashed, as forensic experts get to work. 
Sassoon war diaries published online  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMT
Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time. 
Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:13:50 GMT
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan. 
Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:29:05 GMT
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others. 
WTO fails to seal global trade deal  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:30:32 GMT
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December. 
Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMT
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 60. 
China manufacturing growth speeds up  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:40:14 GMT
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising. 
DNA project 'to make UK world leader'  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:04:00 GMT
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England. 
Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:47:52 GMT
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say. 
Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:51:57 GMT
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life. 
India hires mimics to scare monkeys  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:36:36 GMT
India hires 40 men to dress up as monkeys to scare away thousands of real simians causing havoc around parliament in Delhi. 
VIDEO: Taiwan blasts 'tore up entire street'  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:24:58 GMT
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 24 people and injured almost 300, officials say. 
VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:59:29 GMT
Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting. 
VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:46 GMT
Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.