"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."
—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859
- Two rockets hit southern Beirut Sun, 26 May 2013 06:41:45 GMT
- Two rockets hit a Hezbollah-run area of Beirut, hours after the Lebanese Shia group's leader promised victory for his fighters in neighbouring Syria.
- Paris knifing treated as terrorism Sun, 26 May 2013 07:52:19 GMT
- French anti-terrorist investigators are handling the case of a soldier stabbed while on duty in Paris, prosecutors confirm.
- Gandhi 'devastated' by India ambush Sun, 26 May 2013 06:03:21 GMT
- The head of India's Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, says she is "devastated" by an attack on party officials in Chhattisgarh, which left 23 people dead.
- Italians vote in local elections Sun, 26 May 2013 06:57:56 GMT
- Italians go to the polls in two days of local elections seen as a test for the new coalition government, with the focus on Rome's mayoral vote.
- Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich Sat, 25 May 2013 21:43:13 GMT
- Arjen Robben scores a dramatic late winner as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.
- Thousands complete Boston Marathon Sat, 25 May 2013 23:39:14 GMT
- Thousands of runners complete the final mile of Boston Marathon, five weeks after they were forced to abandon the race after two bombs exploded.
- Brazil 'cancels' most African debt Sat, 25 May 2013 21:30:13 GMT
- Brazil says it will cancel or restructure almost $900m (£600m) worth of debt owed by African countries, to boost economic ties with the continent.
- Two charged over UK plane alert Sun, 26 May 2013 07:22:33 GMT
- Two men are charged with endangering an aircraft after RAF Typhoon jets escorted a passenger plane over the UK.
- 'Black widow' bombing in Russia Sat, 25 May 2013 15:16:48 GMT
- A suicide bomber has blown herself up close to an interior ministry building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
- 'Mafia martyr' Puglisi beatified Sat, 25 May 2013 10:04:22 GMT
- More than 50,000 people attend the beatification in Sicily of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the mafia in 1993.
- Rogers returns to football at Galaxy Sat, 25 May 2013 22:44:49 GMT
- Robbie Rogers returns to football by signing for MLS side LA Galaxy, three months after announcing he is gay.
- Apple 1 from 1976 sells for $650,000 Sat, 25 May 2013 16:41:39 GMT
- An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 - one of the first built in Steve Jobs' garage - sells at auction for more than 500,000 euros ($650,000).
- In pictures: Clown Day in Lima Sat, 25 May 2013 23:05:56 GMT
- Hundreds of professional clowns celebrate Clown Day in the Peruvian capital, Lima
- VIDEO: Police probe fatal tiger attack Sat, 25 May 2013 20:05:01 GMT
- The death of a zoo worker attacked by a tiger could have been due to "human or technical factors", police said.
- VIDEO: Will Smith surprise at City Hall Fri, 24 May 2013 23:50:09 GMT
- Hollywood star Will Smith and son Jaden surprised schoolchildren gathered for an event at London's City Hall.