"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
- Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT
- A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
- Ebola health team killed in Guinea Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT
- Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
- Hamilton takes dramatic Singapore pole Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:10:57 GMT
- Lewis Hamilton takes pole from team-mate Nico Rosberg by a tiny fraction in a thrilling qualifying session in Singapore.
- 'Remove points and titles over FFP' Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:51:47 GMT
- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says clubs who breach Financial Fair Play rules should face sanctions, rather than fines.
- My family and other ibex Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:20:10 GMT
- The mountain goats of the Italian Alps used to be encountered by any hiker who ventured high enough. Not any more.
- The father of 26 preaching birth control Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:19:25 GMT
- Rural women in Ivory Coast typically work from dawn to dusk, while men get time off to relax. But now some men are being sent back to school.
- ICC summons Kenya leader to hearing Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:33:50 GMT
- The International Criminal Court orders Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear on 8 October, over claims his government obstructed prosecutors.
- GSK fined $490m by China for bribery Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT
- China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
- Russian jets intercepted off Alaska Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:40:33 GMT
- Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.
- Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT
- Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
- Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 GMT
- Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.
- NFL boss sorry over abuse scandals Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:01:08 GMT
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he 'got it wrong' in dealing with issues of domestic violence that have plagued the league over the past weeks.
- Alice search 'largest since 7/7' Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:31:00 GMT
- The hunt for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross is the largest police search operation led by the Metropolitan Police since the 7/7 bomb attacks, the force says.
- Imams in hostage video appeal to IS Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:48:34 GMT
- Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
- Helicopter wreckage investigated Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:52:58 GMT
- The wreckage from a helicopter that crashed off the East Yorkshire coast is being examined by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.