"I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- Nepal quake relief drive intensifies Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:18:09 GMT
- Rescue efforts intensify after more than 2,300 die in Nepal's worst quake in more than 80 years, as a powerful aftershock hits the region.
- Deadly protests in Burundi capital Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:23:27 GMT
- At least two people die in violent protests in Burundi after the president announces he will seek a third term.
- Kipchoge and Tufa win in London Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:16:48 GMT
- Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.
- Russian twerking video women jailed Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:37:02 GMT
- A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.
- Baltimore protest turns violent Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:12:28 GMT
- A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
- SA anger over Nigeria envoy recall Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:24:40 GMT
- South Africa expresses regret over Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador to South Africa over a spate of attacks targeting foreigners.
- Ghana told to stop new oil drilling Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:43:52 GMT
- Ghana is told by an international tribunal not to begin any new offshore drilling for oil in disputed waters with the Ivory Coast.
- Kazakh leader seeks five more years Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:58:45 GMT
- Kazakhstan votes in elections likely to extend the 26-year rule of President Nursultan Nazarbayev for another five years.
- Harper Lee saves Mockingbird play Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:59:54 GMT
- Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.
- Russians 'accessed Obama's emails' Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:28:18 GMT
- Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
- VIDEO: Quake death toll continues to rise Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:36:48 GMT
- Thousands of Nepalese citizens have spent the night outdoors following a devastating earthquake which killed at least 1,900 people.
- VIDEO: Chile volcano ash buries farmland Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:14:58 GMT
- Residents in the foothills of the Calbuco volcano in Chile survey the damage caused by its eruption.
- VIDEO: Pinhead-sized Bible goes on show Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:01:07 GMT
- A copy of the Hebrew Bible the size of a pinhead has gone on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
- VIDEO: Obama jokes at annual dinner Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:08:36 GMT
- President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
- VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:00:59 GMT
- A charity in Peru is tackling high rates of multi-drug resistant TB with the help of a shipping container.