"The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books."
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) American associate justice, US Supreme Court
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:56:30 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.
- How much can UK campaign hurt IS? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT
- The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.
- Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT
- Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?
- The price of peace in Colombia Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT
- As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
- VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT
- It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
- Lavish praise 'does not help pupils' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT
- Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
- 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.
- Citigroup legal costs up by $600m Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT
- Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
- Asian shares higher on US growth Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:08:23 GMT
- Asian shares were trading higher on Friday after positive economic data from the US showed strength in the world's largest economy.
- Pirate Bay founder faces jail term Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT
- Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
- 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.