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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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Lib Dems pledge more free childcare  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:15:45 GMT
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies. 
Day in pictures: 2 September 2014  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:58:03 GMT
News images from around the world: 2 September 
British Wildlife Photography Awards  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:23:58 GMT
Winners of the 2014 British Wildlife Photography Awards 
In pictures: India's coal miners  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:34:57 GMT
Coal miners a work in eastern India 
New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:17:12 GMT
Photographers' images of Scotland and Wales 
Day in pictures: 1 September 2014  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:04 GMT
News images from around the world: 1 September 
Day in pictures: 29 August 2014  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:20:50 GMT
News images from around the world: 29 August 
Richard Attenborough career in pictures  Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:36:55 GMT
British actor and director's illustrious career 
In pictures: India's 'untouchable' scavengers  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:37:59 GMT
Calls to end India's low-caste manual scavenging 
The homes under the sea  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:07:41 GMT
The homes where you can live under the sea 
VIDEO: 'I filmed the start of WWII'  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:11:59 GMT
The man who filmed the beginning of World War Two 
Paris 'Gestapo' plaque to be restored  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:29:26 GMT
Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo' 
How to find fast food menu secrets  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:02:46 GMT
The fast food items you've never heard of 
How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills  Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:39:15 GMT
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh? 
The lost fight to save Spain's mines  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:17:50 GMT
The lost fight to save Spain's mines