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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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EU mulls fresh response to Russia 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:58:29 GMT 
    EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.

Philippine Syria troops 'attacked' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:41:42 GMT 
    A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.

China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:01:15 GMT 
    China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.

Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT 
    Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

George Galloway leaves hospital 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:54 GMT 
    British MP George Galloway leaves hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered in an attack reportedly prompted by his views on Israel.

Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:00:45 GMT 
    Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.

Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:45 GMT 
    David Cameron and Nick Clegg are to meet for talks to try to reach agreement on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.

Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings' 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:43:32 GMT 
    Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in a possible coup attempt, officials in the southern African mountain kingdom say.

India's growth hits two year high 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:51 GMT 
    India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

Italian lawyers urged to work faster 
  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:49 GMT 
    Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.

Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:56 GMT 
    An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.

Cold War US spy dies in prison 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:59 GMT 
    A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.

VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:06:41 GMT 
    An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT 
    William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers' 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT 
    Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.
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