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


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US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:36:34 GMT 
    US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.

Polish president concedes election 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:44:37 GMT 
    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes the election to challenger Andrzej Duda after exit polls suggest he has lost the run-off vote.

'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:48:13 GMT 
    Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.

Spanish protest parties make gains 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 02:32:07 GMT 
    Protest parties make gains in Spain's local elections, depriving the governing People's Party of overall control of Madrid and other councils.

No referendum vote for EU citizens 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 00:20:56 GMT 
    EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar, the government says.

Rain deluge hits southern US states 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:21:56 GMT 
    A deluge of rainfall bursts rivers and brings flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.

Hamilton upset as Rosberg wins 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 14:04:09 GMT 
    Lewis Hamilton is denied victory in the Monaco Grand Prix because of a strategic error by his Mercedes team.

Migrants taint Bangladesh image - PM 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 16:44:28 GMT 
    Migrants trying to leave Bangladesh illegally are tainting the country's image and should be punished, PM Sheikh Hasina says.

Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment' 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 10:26:57 GMT 
    Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.

French film Dheepan wins at Cannes 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 20:09:22 GMT 
    French director Jacques Audiard's film, Dheepan, wins the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.

VIDEO: Iraqi PM: Ramadi recapture 'in days' 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 22:38:56 GMT 
    Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Mr Carter's comments were misinformed and that Iraqi forces were just days away from recapturing Ramadi.

VIDEO: Migrant's story of four months at sea 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 00:53:09 GMT 
    Kasuma Hatu, a Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar describes her journey at sea from Myanmar to Langsa city in Indonesia.

VIDEO: First look in Japan's Sendai nuclear plant 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 00:58:06 GMT 
    Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.

VIDEO: Is Modi still India's cup of tea? 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 23:04:05 GMT 
    BBC News visited some tea stalls around Mumbai and asked ordinary Indians to rate Narendra Modi's first year in office.

VIDEO: Ramadi refugees stranded on bridge 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 16:33:02 GMT 
    Omar Abdel Razek is at a river crossing where thousands of residents from Ramadi are hoping to cross into the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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