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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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Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:18 GMT 
    A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.

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.

Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 00:51:35 GMT 
    Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.

'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.

Spiders strum on leaves for love 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 02:07:53 GMT 
    Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.

Depression makes heart failure worse 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 06:31:32 GMT 
    People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.

Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer' 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:16 GMT 
    More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

I'll go if owners want - Rodgers 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 06:37:52 GMT 
    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts his future is in doubt after his side's 6-1 thrashing at Stoke City.

Mercedes apologise to Hamilton 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 16:40:50 GMT 
    Mercedes apologise to Lewis Hamilton for what they admitted was the strategic error that cost him victory in Monaco.

Europe's next cheap holiday destination? 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 23:08:22 GMT 
    As no-frills airlines start flying to the Azores, Simon Calder asks whether the islands in the Atlantic Ocean could become the next big holiday destination.

Saving coffee from extinction 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 23:17:17 GMT 
    Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.

Gary Barlow sings at final wedding 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 14:44:56 GMT 
    A bride who booked a Gary Barlow lookalike for her wedding gets a shock as the real Take That star turns up to sing.

VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 09:40:04 GMT 
    Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.

Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 17:48:01 GMT 
    Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the 2012 death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.

Mumbai Indians claim 2015 IPL title 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 21:23:10 GMT 
    Mumbai Indians win the Indian Premier League title after beating Chennai Super Kings in the final in Kolkata.
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