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

 

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VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog? 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT 
    Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.


VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT 
    Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.


VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:44 GMT 
    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT 
    A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.


U-boat found with ship it sank 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:55 GMT 
    U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank


Slumbering lions win top photo prize 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:24:49 GMT 
    Slumbering lions win top photo prize


US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:44:19 GMT 
    US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.


Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:48 GMT 
    Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.


Audi claims self-drive speed record 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT 
    Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.


VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google' 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:58 GMT 
    BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.


Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:28 GMT 
    Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.


Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary' 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:13 GMT 
    Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.


DNA yields secrets of human pioneer 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT 
    DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.


Wind farms outstrip nuclear power 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:59 GMT 
    The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.


WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:36:32 GMT 
    The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
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