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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


World News From BBC

South Africa campus statue boarded up 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:22:16 GMT 
    A colonial-era statue of Cecil Rhodes on a South African university campus has been boarded up after student protests.

Flood warning issued in Kashmir 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:27:53 GMT 
    A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.

British couple found dead in Spain 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:01:38 GMT 
    British couple Peter and Jean Tarsey, both aged 77, have been found dead with bullet wounds in the province of Alicante, Spanish police say.

Chile floods death toll rises to 14 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:09:30 GMT 
    The number of people killed in flash floods in northern Chile rises to 14 while the search continues for 20 people still missing.

Israel ex-PM guilty of corruption 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:21:31 GMT 
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:32:11 GMT 
    An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.

'Tube rescuer' dies helping brother 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:48:54 GMT 
    A man dies after being hit by a Tube train as he attempts to rescue his younger brother who had fallen on to the tracks.

Senior nurse admits raping patients 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:22:57 GMT 
    A former senior hospital nurse admits raping, sexually assaulting and spying on female patients including some who were unconscious.

Pension data 'sales' investigated 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:39:34 GMT 
    The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.

Man dies in pool at swingers' party 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:19:52 GMT 
    A man dies after being pulled from a swimming pool at a swingers' party.

Election 2015 in pictures: 30 March 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:56:06 GMT 
    Parliament is dissolved and the race for No 10 begins

Your pictures: Docks 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:05 GMT 
    Readers' photographs on the theme of docks.

Week in pictures: 21-27 March 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:02:40 GMT 
    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Kathmandu graffiti 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:49 GMT 
    The walls of the Nepali capital come to life

Day in pictures: 27 March 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:23 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 27 March
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