"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
—Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913) British banker, politician, naturalist. British Wild Flowers
- Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT
- A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
- Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:46:32 GMT
- A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.
- Bradley, Mahan, Simpson get US picks Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:47:56 GMT
- Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.
- England v Norway Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:29:00 GMT
- Everton defender John Stones will make his first start for England in Wednesday's friendly against Norway at Wembley.
- Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMT
- Memories of Ernest Hemingway are starting to fade in Paris, despite the American author's celebrated connection with the city.
- The girl with three biological parents Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:15:16 GMT
- Alana Saarinen is one of a few people who have DNA from three different people - the UK may soon allow a new process which could make this more common.
- Nigeria militants 'seize' major town Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT
- Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
- Afghan militants 'may join IS' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:15:49 GMT
- Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
- EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT
- Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
- 'Cartel links' mayors to be charged Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:07 GMT
- Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.
- IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT
- Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
- Teachers' strike in Canada schools Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:52:27 GMT
- A teacher's strike in British Columbia has postponed the first day of school for about 50,000 children.
- Islamic State holding British captive Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:20:40 GMT
- A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.
- Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:05:13 GMT
- Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.
- Lib Dems pledge more free childcare Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:33:28 GMT
- The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.