"To my daughter Leonora without whose never failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been completed in half the time."
—P. G. Wodehouse
- Ukraine troops abandon key airport Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:58:58 GMT
- Ukrainian troops abandon Luhansk airport after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.
- Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:39:49 GMT
- The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding mission.
- Ashya parents fight extradition Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:05:15 GMT
- A judge in Spain rules a couple who took their five-year-old boy from a British hospital are to be kept in police custody for a maximum of 72 hours.
- Poland commemorates WW2 invasion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:35:44 GMT
- Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.
- Mexico probes mass fish death in lake Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:40:48 GMT
- Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
- Troops return Pakistan TV to air Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:51:14 GMT
- Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces remove anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad.
- No 10 plays down terror law 'rift' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:36:17 GMT
- Downing Street plays down reports of a rift with the Liberal Democrats over new counter-terrorism measures set to be announced by David Cameron.
- Fresh clashes erupt in Syrian Golan Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:39:58 GMT
- Renewed fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
- Seven dead in Paris flats explosion Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:39:54 GMT
- A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.
- Lesotho PM urges military action Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:13:26 GMT
- Lesotho's exiled prime minister asks South Africa and other neighbours to intervene after accusing the military of staging a coup.
- Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:56:06 GMT
- New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
- Naked photos of celebrities leaked Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:50:51 GMT
- Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
- VIDEO: 'Emotional journey' WW1 cavalry ride Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:43:48 GMT
- A musician from the Household Division tells the BBC about the riding the route taken by a British cavalry unit who held the line against the German advance early in World War One.
- VIDEO: Embracing animation in Africa Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:57:20 GMT
- There are already animation studios in Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, but only a very limited number of good schools teach art and animation techniques on the African continent.
- VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:18:08 GMT
- Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.