"A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest."
— (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American diplomat, writer, US First Lady
- Alvin Stardust album gets early release Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT
- The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.
- Science chief warns on acid oceans Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT
- The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
- EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
- The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
- Cancer-killing cells made in the lab Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT
- Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
- First transplant of 'dead' heart Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
- Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
- Suarez happy with 'bittersweet' debut Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:57:28 GMT
- Luis Suarez says it was a "relief" to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.
- Pellegrini remains calm after defeat Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:39:02 GMT
- Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.
- The hardship posting to end all hardship postings Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT
- The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.
- Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT
- Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'?
- Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT
- Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
- Protesters scuffle at N Korea border Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:04:27 GMT
- Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
- Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT
- The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
- Life terms for Argentina jail crimes Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT
- An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.
- Iran woman's hanging draws protests Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:36 GMT
- Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
- US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:31:24 GMT
- A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.