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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher


World News From BBC

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:28:08 GMT
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be. 
Giant python gets a health check  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:35:05 GMT
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart. 
Three person IVF plans 'progress'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:35:39 GMT
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. 
Human body parts dumped in Tanzania  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:09:27 GMT
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam. 
Glasgow Games to be 'biggest and best'  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:34 GMT
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday. 
Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:53:25 GMT
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m. 
The 90-year-old sex guru  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:45 GMT
Never mind the Kama Sutra, here is Dr Mahinder Watsa, India's foremost champion of sex education and an agony uncle with a cult following. 
The children left behind in hot cars  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often? 
Key bridge blown up in Nigeria  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:18:34 GMT
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC. 
India MPs 'force-feed' Muslim worker  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:34:32 GMT
There is uproar in India's parliament after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man who is fasting for Ramadan. 
Man City U21s walk off in racism row  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:29:20 GMT
Manchester City Under-21s walk off in a pre-season friendly in Croatia after an alleged incident of racial abuse. 
Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:44 GMT
A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month. 
Airlines suspend flights into Israel  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:01 GMT
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away. 
US courts conflict on Obamacare law  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:04:04 GMT
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. 
MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:51:05 GMT
The black box flight recorders from downed flight MH17 arrive in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators.