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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

Israel and Hamas begin 12-hour truce  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:11:01 GMT
A 12-hour humanitarian window in Gaza, agreed upon by Israel and Hamas, has begun, as international efforts to secure a longer truce continue. 
US 'will send migrant youths home'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:12:05 GMT
President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders. 
Peru to auction Montesinos jewels  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:18:11 GMT
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. 
Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:00:07 GMT
Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia. 
S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:04:22 GMT
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case. 
'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:51 GMT
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande. 
CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:33 GMT
Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians. 
Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:11:02 GMT
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa. 
McDonald's in Russian court case  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:19 GMT
Russia's main consumer watchdog takes McDonald's to court, accusing the restaurant chain of quality infringements. 
American reporter held in Iran  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:38:16 GMT
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms. 
Thousands welcome Giants to city  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:16 GMT
An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One. 
'New virus' discovered in human gut  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:14:03 GMT
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before. 
VIDEO: Thunderstorms on Air Algerie route  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:19 GMT
BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed. 
VIDEO: Peru to auction ex-spy chief jewels  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:38:07 GMT
The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. 
VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:16 GMT
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.