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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
- Defiant HK protests on National Day Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:17:39 GMT
- Thousands gather in central Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's national day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
- Shell kills four at Donetsk school Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:56:12 GMT
- A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
- Armed man shared lift with Obama Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:30:04 GMT
- US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.
- Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:18:55 GMT
- Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.
- Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:27:44 GMT
- Iraqi PM Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.
- Fresh strikes around key Syrian town Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:28:55 GMT
- US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
- First Ebola case diagnosed in the US Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:47:06 GMT
- A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
- Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes' Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:50:13 GMT
- US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
- Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:14:46 GMT
- Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.
- Moazzam Begg terror charges dropped Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:35:36 GMT
- Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has seven terror charges against him dropped, including an allegation that he attended a training camp in Syria.
- Japan volcano eruption deaths rise Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:45 GMT
- Rescue workers in Japan recover 12 more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.
- BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:20:56 GMT
- BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
- VIDEO: RAF release video of Iraq attack Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:12:55 GMT
- RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck.
- VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:09:01 GMT
- Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
- VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted' Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT
- A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.