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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

 

World News From BBC

Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:05:12 GMT
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says. 
Malaysian MH17 bodies to arrive home  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:48:28 GMT
The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine are to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning. 
NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:01:40 GMT
The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net. 
US Ebola patients out of hospital  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:19:00 GMT
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital. 
Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:32:35 GMT
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court. 
National Guard to leave Ferguson  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:15:05 GMT
The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease. 
US bank in record $16.7bn settlement  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:12 GMT
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis. 
Navi Pillay rebukes Security Council  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:05:13 GMT
UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay strongly criticises the UN Security Council for its failure to prevent conflicts around the world. 
Venezuela "to fingerprint shoppers"  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:42:03 GMT
Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling. 
Indonesia court upholds Widodo win  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:41:53 GMT
Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto. 
Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:53:40 GMT
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk. 
Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:28:26 GMT
Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies. 
VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:27 GMT
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken. 
VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:04:39 GMT
Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia. 
VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:54:29 GMT
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event