"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
—Ray Douglas Bradbury (b. 1920) American writer of science fiction
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:06:27 GMT
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- VIDEO: Police seize gamer during live broadcast Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:53 GMT
- A video gamer in Denver was dramatically involved in a raid by armed police acting on an assumed hoax call - and the incident was broadcast live online.
- VIDEO: Buried gold sparks treasure hunt Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:43:37 GMT
- Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.
- VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:49:55 GMT
- Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.
- VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle' Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:55 GMT
- Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
- Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:42:33 GMT
- The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.
- N Korea retracts cheerleader offer Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:49:06 GMT
- North Korea retracts a decision to send cheerleaders to South Korea for the Asian Games, accusing Seoul of quibbling over details.
- Russian rouble falls to new low Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:59:01 GMT
- The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.
- India's growth hits two year high Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:51 GMT
- India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
- MSN Messenger to end after 15 years Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:48:01 GMT
- Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
- 2.6m historic pictures posted online Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:18:35 GMT
- An academic is posting millions of historic photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
- Australian actor Bill Kerr dies Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:44:06 GMT
- Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.
- Dahl draft spills Factory secrets Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:40:33 GMT
- Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.
- Legal challenge to badger cull fails Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:29:47 GMT
- A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
- Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:26:31 GMT
- Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.