"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."
—Leo C. Rosten
- Ukraine rebels to get self-rule Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:52:19 GMT
- Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to rebel-controlled regions in the east and an amnesty for rebel fighters.
- UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:36:45 GMT
- The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".
- Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:43:20 GMT
- The pro-independence camp in Scotland calls a devolution pledge by the main UK parties an "insult" while pro-union campaigners hail it as a "vision".
- First US strike under new IS plan Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:02:16 GMT
- The US carries out an air strike in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.
- Deadly shooting at Copenhagen court Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:53:16 GMT
- One person has been shot dead and another wounded at a court building in Copenhagen, Danish police say.
- CCTV released in Thai murder hunt Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:29:13 GMT
- The families of two murdered Britons in Thailand pay tribute as police hunting for suspects release CCTV images.
- Climate change remedies 'affordable' Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:57:55 GMT
- A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.
- Thai woman in crocodile pit suicide Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:15:19 GMT
- A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm, police say.
- Police to probe actress handcuffing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:57:53 GMT
- Police in Los Angeles are conducting an internal investigation over accusations officers violated a US actress's rights by handcuffing and detaining her.
- Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:12:02 GMT
- A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato soldiers and injuring at least 16 civilians.
- Radisson halts Vikings sponsorship Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:36:59 GMT
- Hotel chain Radisson suspends its sponsorship of NFL team Minnesota Vikings after one of their players was charged with child abuse.
- French PM faces confidence vote Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:16:36 GMT
- Prime Minister Manuel Valls will try to persuade France's National Assembly to back his deeply unpopular government, in a key vote of confidence.
- VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:10:26 GMT
- Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.
- VIDEO: Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:55:34 GMT
- Thousands of people are still thought to be stranded in Indian administered Kashmir nearly two weeks after devastating floods there.
- VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:06:37 GMT
- Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.