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—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality

 

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Pistorius given five years in jail  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:20:18 GMT
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 
Total boss dies in Moscow air crash  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:08:58 GMT
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow. 
Man walks again after transplant  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT
A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord. 
Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:15:59 GMT
A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states. 
Designer Oscar de la Renta dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:44:38 GMT
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report. 
Ebola-hit nations get key supplies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:55:50 GMT
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says. 
Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:10:45 GMT
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says. 
Hong Kong officials to meet students  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:33:59 GMT
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week. 
Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:11:50 GMT
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98. 
Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:29:45 GMT
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real. 
Australian teen surfaces in IS video  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:54:07 GMT
An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama. 
India suspend tours to West Indies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:27:37 GMT
India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week. 
VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:56:44 GMT
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report. 
VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMT
Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith. 
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