"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
—Saint Augustine (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, bishop
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:05:05 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:37 GMT
- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.
- VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:12:05 GMT
- The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.
- VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT
- An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.
- VIDEO: Brazil's silent abortion dilemma Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:29:18 GMT
- Julio Carneiro looks at why so many Brazilians still oppose the legalisation of abortion, despite a series of recent deaths.
- Tom and Jerry carries racism warning Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:37:02 GMT
- Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".
- Chimp culture captured on camera Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:13:11 GMT
- Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
- France to shrink deficit by 2017 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:08:39 GMT
- The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
- Asian stocks retreat on HK protests Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:28:37 GMT
- Asian stocks suffer their fourth consecutive day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating.
- Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:21:43 GMT
- Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
- Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:56:47 GMT
- Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
- SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:53:05 GMT
- South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
- AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:54:56 GMT
- Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.
- US and India sign space agreement Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:09:56 GMT
- The space agencies of India and the US sign an agreement on future co-operation at Mars and at Earth.
- Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:42:24 GMT
- Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.