"A Book of Verses undeneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"
—Omar Khayyám (1050?-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer
- US marines and aircraft reach Nepal Sun, 03 May 2015 18:10:39 GMT
- US troops and emergency aircraft arrive in Nepal to help deliver aid to remote areas hit by last week's devastating earthquake.
- Australia 'contacted' over migrants Mon, 04 May 2015 09:07:46 GMT
- Australia's PM Tony Abbott says there has been "contact" between Australia and officials in Europe over the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
- Army helicopter shot at in Mexico Fri, 01 May 2015 22:02:50 GMT
- A Mexican army helicopter is shot at in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, with a total of seven people killed in incidents across the state.
- IS militants 'kill 300 Yazidis' Sat, 02 May 2015 22:31:40 GMT
- Several hundred Yazidis held by Islamic State militants have been killed near the western Iraqi city of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.
- Baltimore lifts post-riot curfew Sun, 03 May 2015 17:53:32 GMT
- National Guard troops begin leaving Baltimore and a curfew is lifted, as tension subsides following rioting over the custody death of a black man.
- Leaders focus on 'choice' for voters Mon, 04 May 2015 09:54:50 GMT
- David Cameron focuses on tax and Ed Miliband on the NHS as campaigning returns to traditional territory with three days left.
- Charges over man found dead in road Mon, 04 May 2015 09:10:55 GMT
- Three men are charged with manslaughter and kidnap after a man found seriously injured in the road in a Staffordshire village dies in hospital.
- Gun salutes mark birth of princess Mon, 04 May 2015 02:49:32 GMT
- Gun salutes are to take place at Hyde Park and the Tower of London later to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl.
- 'Illegal' security licences revoked Mon, 04 May 2015 05:02:25 GMT
- Following a BBC investigation into fraudulent colleges, 129 security guards are having their licences revoked.
- Caravan, A Great British Love Story Sun, 03 May 2015 20:42:12 GMT
- The very British world of caravanning
- Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015 Fri, 01 May 2015 13:42:24 GMT
- A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
- In pictures: The Sim Project Fri, 01 May 2015 02:37:50 GMT
- Robotic patients helping doctors to learn
- Election 2015 in pictures: 1 May Fri, 01 May 2015 13:25:21 GMT
- Images from the campaign trail: 1 May
- In pictures: Clandon Park House fire Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:35:44 GMT
- Images of the aftermath of a fire at Grade I listed Clandon Park House.
- Vietnam War by Associated Press photographers Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:22:17 GMT
- AP photographers mark 40th anniversary of fall of Saigon