"I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- BBC man describes Everest horror Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:39:04 GMT
- Here's how the BBC's Thomas Martienssen recorded his experiences of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal from Mount Everest.
- EU to limit thinnest plastic bags Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:55:27 GMT
- The European Parliament votes to limit the use of plastic bags in Europe, in a drive to curb pollution.
- Deadly landslide in north-east Brazil Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:16:57 GMT
- The city of Salvador in north-eastern Brazil is hit by deadly landslides, leaving 14 people dead and hillside homes swept away.
- Israel struck Gaza shelters - UN Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:44:31 GMT
- At least 44 Palestinians were killed by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at seven UN schools during last summer's war in Gaza, a UN inquiry finds.
- Colorado cinema gunman 'was sane' Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:59:33 GMT
- A man who shot and killed 12 people in a cinema in 2012 was found sane by two experts immediately following the attack, prosecutors say.
- UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:59:45 GMT
- An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal - as a TV appeal for donations is to be broadcast in the UK.
- US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb' Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:28:07 GMT
- A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
- UK economic growth slows to 0.3% Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:26:08 GMT
- The rate of UK economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, marking the slowest quarterly growth for two years.
- Thomas Cook blamed for gas deaths Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:50:35 GMT
- The father of two children who died on holiday in Corfu "firmly believes" they would be alive had travel operator Thomas Cook inspected a faulty boiler.
- Heavily loaded Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:15:05 GMT
- Queuing for the journey from Italy to Tunisia
- The race to cover a mosque in mud Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:01:44 GMT
- Thousands race to replaster a massive mosque in a day
- Nepal earthquake: Before and after Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:28:58 GMT
- Before and after satellite images and maps
- In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:50:39 GMT
- Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
- Election 2015 in pictures: 27 April Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:29:04 GMT
- Images from the campaign trail: 27 April
- In pictures: London Marathon runners Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:13:56 GMT
- Unique fashions at the 35th London Marathon