The Worst Possible News
Despatches from reporters across the globe.
Jon Donnison was in Gaza as the city came under Israeli attack and a BBC staffman took a distressing phone call.
Gabriel Gatehouse was in Goma as rebels took the town in eastern Congo with UN peacekeepers standing by, unable to intervene.
Petroc Trelawny was in a part of France which is taking a special interest in the vote in Catalonia which many feel could be a step along the road to Catalonian independence,
Owen Bennett Jones has been talking to a famer in New York state who feels consultancy might be a better earner than growing onions.
And cup cakes? Salsa classes? Nightclubs? Mary Harper's been seeing signs of Africa both old and new in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Producer: Tony Grant.