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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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Rapper 'hologram' stopped by police 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:12:10 GMT 
    A digital performance by American rapper Chief Keef has been halted by police.


Apple 'fake factory' raided in China 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:45:35 GMT 
    A factory which officials say made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones is raided in China, leading to nine arrests.


Bobby Brown says daughter is 'an angel' 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:49:19 GMT 
    Bobby Brown pays tribute to his daughter Bobbie Kristina, who died on Sunday at the age of 22.


De Niro to direct Bronx Tale musical 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:22:09 GMT 
    Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is to direct musical A Bronx Tale in New Jersey later this year.


EU satellite gears up for data flood 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:35:11 GMT 
    Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.


'Laughing gas' emissions understated 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:37:26 GMT 
    Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from agriculture in some locations are underestimated by 40% according to new research.


South Korea declares 'end' to Mers 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:58:25 GMT 
    South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.


Malaria vaccine one step closer 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:00:32 GMT 
    The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final regulatory hurdles prior to being used to immunise children in sub-Saharan Africa.


Chand wins appeal over hormone ban 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:33:13 GMT 
    Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is cleared to race by a landmark ruling that questions the validity of so-called gender tests.


Ex-SA & Notts all-rounder Rice dies 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:55:27 GMT 
    Former South Africa and Nottinghamshire all-rounder and captain Clive Rice dies at the age of 66.


One rower, two cats, 900 miles 
  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:23 GMT 
    In 1984, Ove Joensen decided to row 900 miles from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. He finally made it two years later.


Are night shifts killing me? 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:17:32 GMT 
    There has been many studies over recent years that suggest night-working is extremely bad for your health.


Drogba joins MLS side Montreal 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:30:37 GMT 
    Striker Didier Drogba signs for Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact after leaving Chelsea this summer.


'German bomber' struck Somali hotel 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:15:52 GMT 
    A German of Somali origin is suspected to have been the suicide bomber who struck a hotel in Somalia, an intelligence officer says.


UK and Indonesia agree 'anti-IS plan' 
  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:03:33 GMT 
    The UK and Indonesia agree measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State extremism at the start of David Cameron's four-day tour of South East Asia.
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