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"Who knows why we live, and struggle, and die?... Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom."

—Alan Stewart Paton (1903-88) South African writer, noted for novels Cry, the Beloved Country

 

World News From BBC

Three children found dead in London  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:41:09 GMT
A woman is arrested after three children are found dead at a house in south London. 
Clifford jury gets majority direction  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:01:35 GMT
Jurors in the indecent assault trial of publicist Max Clifford are told they can return a majority verdict of nine to one. 
Violent crime 'continues to fall'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:23:17 GMT
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals. 
UK government hits borrowing target  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:11:54 GMT
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year. 
In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:39:00 GMT
Divers search South Korea ferry 
In pictures: Rural murals  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:03:36 GMT
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway 
In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:30:56 GMT
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
Day in pictures: 22 April 2014  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:28:47 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 22 April 
In pictures: Easter celebrations  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:49:13 GMT
Christians mark Easter Sunday 
Day in pictures: 21 April 2014  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:45:39 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 21 April 
Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:01:46 GMT
News photographs from around the world 
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 GMT
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes 
Why Palestinians love St George  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT
Why St George is a hero on the West Bank 
VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:15:37 GMT
Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave 
Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:14:31 GMT
8 arguments for and against the UK as a Christian country