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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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'Nine million have TB' - WHO report  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:17:01 GMT
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease. 
Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:18:21 GMT
Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League. 
RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:46 GMT
Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht. 
The man who magically made maths fun  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:32 GMT
The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa. 
The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school. 
Somali teenager 'stoned to death'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:13 GMT
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports. 
Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:29 GMT
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain. 
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie. 
Cuba leads way on Ebola effort  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT
Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers. 
UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip. 
Freed N Korea detainee back in US  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:53:07 GMT
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans. 
Police 'let down' abuse-risk children  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:04:05 GMT
A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police. 
PM: Buck stops with me on criminals  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:35:18 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK. 
IRA let down abuse victims - Adams  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:18:58 GMT
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles. 
Juncker: Migration rules must stay  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:04:16 GMT
EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.