"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."
—Carl Sagan (b. 1934) American astronomer noted for research for extraterrestrial life
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:37:11 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT
- Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
- VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:24 GMT
- Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
- VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:16:26 GMT
- The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.
- VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:44 GMT
- Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
- Has quantitative easing worked? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:42:35 GMT
- The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?
- New Nato boss on challenges ahead Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:23 GMT
- With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.
- VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:19 GMT
- BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.
- Money in politics: More than a game Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:17:03 GMT
- This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
- Why scratching 'intensifies itching' Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:14:45 GMT
- Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
- Norway's long wait for rockslide Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:24 GMT
- It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
- US posts better-than-expected growth Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:38 GMT
- The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.
- Barclays sets aside £500m in probe Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:34 GMT
- Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.
- Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate' Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT
- Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.
- VIDEO: Smart glasses light up for messages Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:58:58 GMT
- From colour changing glasses to space age cooling waistcoats - the latest technology in Japan