"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."
—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide
- 'Most Nepal troops' in quake effort Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:57:55 GMT
- Nine out of 10 Nepalese troops are reportedly taking part in search and rescue operations after a massive earthquake that killed 4,000 people.
- Police injured in Baltimore protests Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:54:54 GMT
- Seven officers in the US city of Baltimore are injured and a state of emergency is declared as a store and vehicles are set alight during protests.
- Australian weds as execution looms Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:44:12 GMT
- Convicted Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan marries his girlfriend in Indonesia's prison, ahead of his expected execution.
- New York dims lights to save birds Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:10:08 GMT
- State of New York to turn off non-essential lights to try and prevent migratory birds becoming confused and fatally crashing into buildings.
- 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.
- Japan and US unveil defence deal Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:42:39 GMT
- Japan and the US strike deal on new guidelines on their defence co-operation as Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits the US for talks.
- 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.
- Bosnia gunman 'kills police officer' Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:48:56 GMT
- A gunman attacks a police station in Bosnia, killing an officer and injuring two others before being shot dead, officials say.
- Germany 'failed to warn' before MH17 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:23:43 GMT
- Germany was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine before flight MH17 was shot down, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say.
- Pro-Putin bikers blocked at border Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:49:31 GMT
- Polish border guards block entry to 10 bikers described as members of a pro-Putin group seen as provocative by the Polish government.
- Kidnapped Libyan TV crew found dead Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:04:29 GMT
- Five Libyan TV journalists are found dead eight months after they were kidnapped in territory controlled by extremist militants.
- China overtakes France in vineyards Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:25:55 GMT
- China has become the second-largest wine-growing area in the world after Spain, pushing France into third place, figures show.
- VIDEO: Journey to remote quake epicentre Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:07:04 GMT
- The epicentre of the earthquake which devastated Nepal, in the district of Gorkha, has suffered "terrible destruction".
- VIDEO: Video shows moment of Everest avalanche Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:52:48 GMT
- Footage has emerged from climbers on Mount Everest, showing the moment an avalanche hurtled towards them when Saturday's earthquake struck in Nepal.
- VIDEO: Thousands sleep on Nepal streets Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:33:28 GMT
- Thousands of people are sleeping on the streets in Nepal, either because their homes are destroyed or they are too scared to return.