"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: Polluted Hong Kong gets new electric taxis Thu, 23 May 2013 05:44:14 GMT
- Hong Kong, one of the most highly populated islands in the world, launches a trial run of a fleet of electric taxis in a bid to tackle its serious pollution problems.
- VIDEO: Singapore's ethical jewellery outlet Wed, 22 May 2013 10:26:38 GMT
- Design Up Asia is a hand-made jewellery business with a difference - its products are sold online but many of its staff are women who work from home.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 23 May 2013 02:43:05 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- AUDIO: Ray Manzarek 'a stellar musician' Tue, 21 May 2013 10:54:50 GMT
- Former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres pays tribute to his friend, The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who has died aged 74 after a long battle with cancer.
- VIDEO: All mod cons in Ghana's building boom Tue, 21 May 2013 10:06:08 GMT
- Ghana's fast growing economy is experiencing a building boom - the BBC's George Alagiah takes a tour of a new luxury apartment in Accra.
- VIDEO: Afghans discouraged from inter-marrying Tue, 21 May 2013 19:41:41 GMT
- Afghan authorities want to discourage the practice of inter-family marriages as the children of such couplings can sometimes have serious health issues.
- VIDEO: Will Israel bomb Iran? Mon, 20 May 2013 23:28:31 GMT
- Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explores what might happen if Iran continues with its nuclear programme.
- Oklahoma damage bill 'could be $2bn' Wed, 22 May 2013 16:53:22 GMT
- The damage from the Oklahoma tornado could reach $2bn (£1.3bn), the Oklahoma Insurance Department warns, although many tenants may have no insurance cover.
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines Wed, 22 May 2013 08:59:55 GMT
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- Backlash over Xbox pre-owned games Wed, 22 May 2013 13:40:11 GMT
- Microsoft faces a backlash from some gamers after it emerges the company may charge a fee to play pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console.
- Gif inventor says pronounce it 'Jif' Wed, 22 May 2013 13:55:57 GMT
- The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
- French composer Dutilleux dies at 97 Wed, 22 May 2013 14:11:20 GMT
- Henri Dutilleux, one of France's leading 20th Century composers, has died in Paris at the age of 97, his family announce.
- Lennon lyrics donated for tax relief Wed, 22 May 2013 15:22:31 GMT
- Beatles biographer Hunter Davies donates letters and lyrics by John Lennon to the British Library as part of a new tax relief scheme.
- Feet home to more than 100 fungi Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:21 GMT
- Fungi live all over the human body but their favourite spots are the heel, under toenails and between the toes, according to a US study.
- Solar plane sets off again across US Wed, 22 May 2013 11:53:11 GMT
- The Solar Impulse plane, which holds records including the longest manned zero-fuel flight, sets off on the second leg of a bid to cross the US.