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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

 

World News From BBC

Day in pictures: 16 April 2014  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April 
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 GMT
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes 
Your pictures: South Africa  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa" 
In pictures: Chile fire rages on  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso 
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April 
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja 
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia 
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April 
Should drug firms make payments to doctors?  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:46:27 GMT
Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts? 
VIDEO: Eaten by cannibals in New Guinea?  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:41:12 GMT
Solving the mystery of Michael Rockefeller 
Could you get elected in India?  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:20:30 GMT
Take our quiz to assess your election hopes in India 
Indian bike messenger firm takes off  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:02:32 GMT
How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning? 
Fire ice: the energy of the future?  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:02:42 GMT
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world? 
Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:57:54 GMT
Landlocked Czechs build boat from bottles 
In pictures: Peru jail puts on musical  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:14:07 GMT
Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical 
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National News From NPR
John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:55:00 -0400
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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:02:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
Search for S Korea ferry passengers  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:59:02 GMT
Key Geneva talks over Ukraine crisis  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:09:29 GMT
India votes on biggest polling day  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:36:31 GMT
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