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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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Native Americans quit Sandler set  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:40:31 GMT
Several Native American actors walk off the set of an Adam Sandler comedy, claiming the film is "totally disrespectful" of Apache culture. 
Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:23:02 GMT
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue 
'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:31:48 GMT
An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy? 
Hope over child malaria vaccine tests  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:01:19 GMT
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet. 
Niger schools shut over meningitis  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:24:22 GMT
All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, are to stay shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year. 
Nishikori reaches Barcelona final  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:41:42 GMT
Defending champion Kei Nishikori beats 14th seed Martin Klizan to reach the final of the Barcelona Open. 
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Watford  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:00:36 GMT
Watford are promoted to the Premier League after they beat Brighton and other results go their way. 
Getting aid to a war zone in a swarm of drones  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:30 GMT
A swarm of tiny drones has been developed by a US Air Force pilot in the hope that they will deliver aid into war torn Syria - 1kg at a time. 
The migrants who took over a Sicilian palace  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:40:30 GMT
Many young Sicilians are poor and jobless, so they have something in common with migrants arriving from Africa - and sometimes even occupy empty homes together. 
PM's 'brain fade' over football team  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:44:38 GMT
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan. 
Mango-thrower gets presidential flat  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:23:13 GMT
Venezuela's President Maduro allocates a woman a flat, after she hits him on the head with a mango. 
Malawians boycott South African shops  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:23 GMT
South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks. 
Reprieve for China wife on death row  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:34:37 GMT
A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband. 
Swiss town ends St Bernard snaps  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:36:14 GMT
Officials in the Swiss mountain resort Zermatt say they are ending the practice of allowing tourists to pose for photos with the iconic St Bernard dogs. 
Chile volcano causes flight problems  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:56:25 GMT
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile is causing many international flights to be delayed or cancelled. 
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