"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
- VIDEO: Zoo worker dies after tiger attack Sat, 25 May 2013 07:30:14 GMT
- A zoo keeper has died after being attacked by a Sumatran tiger in the big cat enclosure at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria.
- VIDEO: Cheese-maker warned over hill roll Sat, 25 May 2013 07:36:30 GMT
- The woman who has supplied the wheel of cheese for Gloucester's famous annual cheese-rolling event has been told by police she may be liable for legal action.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Sat, 25 May 2013 05:36:51 GMT
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- VIDEO: Stockholm cars and schools targeted Fri, 24 May 2013 21:55:00 GMT
- A fifth night of violence and rioting in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has seen a police station attacked and two schools and at least nine cars set alight.
- VIDEO: The Queen and her passion for horses Fri, 24 May 2013 23:05:20 GMT
- A one-off BBC documentary presented by Clare Balding charts the Queen's enduring relationship with horses and an astonishing 65-year career as one of Britain's leading breeders.
- VIDEO: The book clubs that find bestsellers Fri, 24 May 2013 01:24:23 GMT
- Hookline Books have started a new way of finding bestsellers with book groups at the heart of the decision-making process.
- VIDEO: Openly gay US Boy Scouts allowed Fri, 24 May 2013 08:53:09 GMT
- The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
- Germany reports sluggish growth Fri, 24 May 2013 08:53:22 GMT
- Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
- News Corp to split in two on 28 June Fri, 24 May 2013 15:21:38 GMT
- News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
- Faltering Facebook phone is delayed Fri, 24 May 2013 11:46:41 GMT
- Social networking giant postpones the launch of its "Facebook phone" after negative feedback and disappointing sales.
- Amazon reveals fan fiction platform Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:33 GMT
- Fan fiction authors will be able to publish and sell some titles in the US via new e-book platform Kindle Worlds.
- Lesbian drama is Cannes favourite Fri, 24 May 2013 12:01:30 GMT
- An intimate love story between two young women receives rave reviews in Cannes days before the winner of the Palme d'Or is announced.
- British hopefuls up for US TV awards Fri, 24 May 2013 09:34:02 GMT
- Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
- Cockroaches evolving to evade traps Fri, 24 May 2013 00:18:40 GMT
- Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
- Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT
- Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.