"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."
—Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) American memoirist, lecturer
- IS 'not America's fight alone' Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:07:11 GMT
- President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
- Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:45:08 GMT
- New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
- PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:41:20 GMT
- The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.
- Obama makes impassioned climate plea Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:57:13 GMT
- US President Barack Obama tells a UN climate change meeting in New York that the problem is growing faster than the world's efforts to address it.
- Spain scraps tighter abortion law Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:49:51 GMT
- Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.
- Vatican arrests ex-envoy over abuse Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:05:21 GMT
- The Vatican places its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children.
- Bin Laden son-in-law jailed for life Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:46:25 GMT
- Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.
- White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:54:51 GMT
- A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.
- Australian 'terror suspect' killed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:25:30 GMT
- A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.
- Israel murder suspects shot dead Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:14 GMT
- Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.
- Second video of UK hostage released Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:03:35 GMT
- A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.
- Karzai warns successors beware of US Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:15 GMT
- Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.
- Medellin high-rises demolished Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:22:07 GMT
- The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.
- VIDEO: The significance of strikes on IS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:33:52 GMT
- The BBC's Bridget Kendall reports on the significance of the US and Arab nations joining forces to carry out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria.
- VIDEO: 'Top swap' scheme launched in Moscow Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:32 GMT
- Steve Rosenberg reports on how Muscovites can swap their tops for more pro-Russian t-shirts.