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

 

World News From BBC

Soldier killed in Canada shootings  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:56:51 GMT
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building. 
Four guilty of Blackwater killings  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:30 GMT
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007. 
Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:41 GMT
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country. 
Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:58 GMT
Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month. 
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:31 GMT
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say. 
Sweden could use force in sub hunt  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:39:27 GMT
Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC. 
Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:36:35 GMT
A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem in what police are suggesting was a "terrorist attack". 
Energy crisis prompts palm tree sale  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:28:11 GMT
Kiev's botanical gardens sell off exotic plants over Ukraine's heating worries. 
Microsoft to phase out Nokia name  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm. 
Nasa shares free sounds from space  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT
The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices. 
Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:19:40 GMT
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in her heaviest defeat for 16 years. 
VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:16 GMT
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya. 
VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:33:08 GMT
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle. 
VIDEO: Kurds' fury as Kobane battle rages on  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:39 GMT
The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:37:45 GMT
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