"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."
—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide
- G7 warns Russia on 'annexing' Crimea Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:20:09 GMT
- The G7 group of industrial nations calls on Russia to stop moves to "annex" Crimea, as Ukraine warns of a Russian military build-up at the border.
- Two die as blast levels NY buildings Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:53:59 GMT
- Two women die and 20 others are injured as a gas leak sparks an explosion which levels two buildings in New York City.
- Missing plane: Last message revealed Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:40:17 GMT
- Malaysia says the last message from a Malaysia Airlines plane suggests everything was normal on board before it vanished over the South China Sea.
- Rocket barrage from Gaza hits Israel Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:44:35 GMT
- Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 30 rockets at southern Israel, officials say, the heaviest barrage since November 2012.
- Pistorius toilet door shown to court Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:48:27 GMT
- A forensics expert swings a cricket bat at a toilet door in the courtroom at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial to demonstrate key pieces of evidence.
- Clashes after Turkish boy's funeral Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:01:29 GMT
- Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Istanbul after the funeral of a teenager wounded in anti-government clashes last year.
- Swiss probe Uzbek leader's daughter Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:32:40 GMT
- Prosecutors in Switzerland open a money laundering investigation into Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan.
- 'Encouraging signs' for Schumacher Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:12:47 GMT
- The family of former F1 racer Michael Schumacher says he is showing "small, encouraging signs" in his fight for recovery after a skiing accident.
- Israel ends army draft exemptions Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:51:05 GMT
- Israel's parliament approves legislation that will end exemptions from military conscription for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students.
- Mexico vigilante boss Mora detained Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:53:30 GMT
- Mexican vigilante leader Hipolito Mora is detained as a suspect in the killing of two fellow vigilantes in Michoacan
- PM's belief in Israel 'unbreakable' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:56:06 GMT
- David Cameron says his belief in Israel is "unbreakable" as he urges the country's MPs to pursue a deal with Palestinians to end all conflict.
- Sri Lankan hangman resigns in shock Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:16:17 GMT
- A newly recruited hangman in Sri Lanka resigns in shock after being shown the gallows for the first time.
- VIDEO: Door hit with bat in court demo Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:01:50 GMT
- On day eight of the trial of Oscar Pistorius, a forensics expert is asked to demonstrate how the bathroom door could have been hit with a cricket bat.
- VIDEO: Man's face rebuilt with 3D printing Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:02:15 GMT
- A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
- VIDEO: Turkey clashes after boy's funeral Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:27:40 GMT
- Turkish police have fired water cannon and tear gas in Istanbul during a protest triggered by the funeral of a teenage boy wounded in anti-government clashes last year.