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"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

 

World News From BBC

Detroit's bankruptcy battle begins  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:28:43 GMT
A hearing to convince a judge to approve Detroit's plan to restructure the city's debts has begun. 
Google 'discourages' old browser use  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:28:47 GMT
Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of web browsers. 
VIDEO: FBI to investigate celebrity hacking  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:59:23 GMT
The FBI are investigating after many famous women have had their nude photographs posted online anonymously after being hacked. 
Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:42:00 GMT
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home. 
Justin Bieber charged with assault  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:41:13 GMT
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan. 
Africa's farmers face failed seasons  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:12:35 GMT
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture. 
Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:41:59 GMT
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art. 
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. 
Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:47:04 GMT
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. 
India humble England to win series  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:45:30 GMT
India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0. 
Gallacher gets Ryder Cup wildcard  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:55:32 GMT
Paul McGinley selects debutant Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his Ryder Cup wildcards. 
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. 
How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT
The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity. 
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. 
UK activist's Thailand trial begins  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:48:38 GMT
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.