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"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."

—Erich Fromm (1900-80) German-born American psychoanalyst, emphasized role of social conditioning

 

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Ferry disaster captain arrested 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:13:44 GMT 
    The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing is arrested, along with two crew members.


US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:49:41 GMT 
    The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.


Pope leads Good Friday services 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:55:54 GMT 
    Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.


Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:22 GMT 
    President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".


UN outrage at South Sudan attack 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:35:58 GMT 
    The UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".


Algeria's president gets fourth term 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:31 GMT 
    Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.


Mexico shaken by powerful earthquake 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:44:18 GMT 
    A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits states in south and west Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.


Everest avalanche kills 12 guides 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:34 GMT 
    At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, officials in Nepal say.


Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing' 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:53:11 GMT 
    Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.


Tributes for Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:11 GMT 
    Presidents and fellow writers pay tribute to Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez ,who has died in Mexico aged 87.


Gul rules out Erdogan job swap 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:39 GMT 
    President Abdullah Gul of Turkey appears to rule out a Russian-style job swap with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when his term ends later this year.


Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden' 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT 
    An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.


VIDEO: Guides killed in Everest avalanche 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:42:26 GMT 
    At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.


VIDEO: Strong quake shakes Mexico City 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:43:15 GMT 
    A powerful earthquake has struck Mexico City, shaking buildings and causing widespread panic.


VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-savers 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:11:00 GMT 
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
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