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"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."

—Julius Henry Marx (1890-1977) [Groucho] American comedian, actor, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup

 

World News From BBC



Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:32 GMT 
    Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.


'Injured parrot' was Christmas hat 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:17 GMT 
    A woman is left "mortified" after calling in the Scottish SPCA to rescue an injured parrot that turned out to be a Christmas hat.


IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:09:33 GMT 
    Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.


India MPs protest over conversions 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:41:16 GMT 
    Opposition MPs in India protest against Hindu nationalist groups for converting religious minorities to Hinduism.


Russians 'will not cave in' to West 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:22:59 GMT 
    Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.


Cuba 'will stay on' communist path 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:23:11 GMT 
    Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.


Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:56:02 GMT 
    Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.


US mulls putting NK on terror list 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:26 GMT 
    The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.


Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:39:59 GMT 
    Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.


Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:00:30 GMT 
    The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Man dies in police Taser shooting 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:16:06 GMT 
    A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.


Dozens rescued from flooded Asda 
  Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:10:53 GMT 
    Firefighters rescue 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.


Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:42:43 GMT 
    News photo from around the world


Picture power: Doused with milk 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:12:51 GMT 
    Treated for the effects of pepper spray


Day in pictures: 18 December 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:31:09 GMT 
    Images from around the world: 18 December
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