"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
—James Bryce (1838-1922) British diplomat, historian, known as First Viscount Bryce of Dechmont
- Obama to set out US drone policy Thu, 23 May 2013 12:09:05 GMT
- President Obama is expected to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the attacks, in a major counter-terrorism speech.
- Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victim Thu, 23 May 2013 17:31:42 GMT
- The soldier killed in a machete attack on a London street on Wednesday had served in Afghanistan, UK authorities say.
- Uefa reveals new drug-testing plans Thu, 23 May 2013 14:12:49 GMT
- Uefa announces a series of new measures designed to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.
- Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine Thu, 23 May 2013 15:42:55 GMT
- Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say.
- Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses Thu, 23 May 2013 11:28:28 GMT
- A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
- Ecuador satellite space crash fears Thu, 23 May 2013 12:30:25 GMT
- Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
- Berlusconi prosecutor 'sent bullets' Thu, 23 May 2013 15:26:25 GMT
- The prosecutor in the trial in which Silvio Berlusconi is accused of paying for underage sex is sent a letter containing bullets, her office says.
- Foul weather hits US tornado cleanup Thu, 23 May 2013 16:43:11 GMT
- Recovery efforts in an Oklahoma city hit by a huge tornado are hampered by thunderstorms, as the first victim's funeral is held.
- Rafsanjani criticises Iran's leaders Thu, 23 May 2013 11:19:14 GMT
- Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
- French court questions IMF chief Thu, 23 May 2013 15:14:29 GMT
- IMF chief Christine Lagarde is grilled by judges in Paris over a big payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
- Russia to evacuate Arctic station Thu, 23 May 2013 14:49:44 GMT
- A Russian drifting Arctic research station is to be evacuated because the ice field around it is melting, the environment ministry in Moscow reports.
- Thousands at author Achebe's funeral Thu, 23 May 2013 13:59:11 GMT
- Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, in his home town in Anambra state.
- Malaysia arrests opposition figures Thu, 23 May 2013 11:44:25 GMT
- Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.
- Dutch trader arrested over horsemeat Thu, 23 May 2013 12:59:16 GMT
- Dutch meat wholesaler, Willy Selten, is arrested for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, officials say.
- US man sought over Czech murders Thu, 23 May 2013 16:34:08 GMT
- Czech police are looking for a US man suspected of killing a family of four, including two ukulele musicians, in the southern city of Brno.