"Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."
—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist, statesman
- Obama defends 'just' drones war Thu, 23 May 2013 18:58:53 GMT
- President Obama defends the use of drones as a "just war" of self-defence against deadly militants, and a campaign that has made America safer.
- Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victim Thu, 23 May 2013 19:00:24 GMT
- The UK names the soldier killed in a machete attack on a London street on Wednesday and says two more people have been arrested.
- Uefa reveals new drug-testing plans Thu, 23 May 2013 14:12:49 GMT
- Uefa announces a series of new measures designed to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.
- Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine Thu, 23 May 2013 15:42:55 GMT
- Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 20 people dead, officials say.
- Dhaka collapse probe uncovers abuses Thu, 23 May 2013 11:28:28 GMT
- A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
- Ecuador satellite space crash fears Thu, 23 May 2013 12:30:25 GMT
- Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
- Berlusconi prosecutor 'sent bullets' Thu, 23 May 2013 15:26:25 GMT
- The prosecutor in the trial in which Silvio Berlusconi is accused of paying for underage sex is sent a letter containing bullets, her office says.
- Foul weather hits US tornado cleanup Thu, 23 May 2013 16:43:11 GMT
- Recovery efforts in an Oklahoma city hit by a huge tornado are hampered by thunderstorms, as the first victim's funeral is held.
- Rafsanjani criticises Iran's leaders Thu, 23 May 2013 11:19:14 GMT
- Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
- French court questions IMF chief Thu, 23 May 2013 15:14:29 GMT
- IMF chief Christine Lagarde is grilled by judges in Paris over a big payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
- Russia to evacuate Arctic station Thu, 23 May 2013 14:49:44 GMT
- A Russian drifting Arctic research station is to be evacuated because the ice field around it is melting, the environment ministry in Moscow reports.
- Thousands at author Achebe's funeral Thu, 23 May 2013 13:59:11 GMT
- Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, in his home town in Anambra state.
- Transition plan floated for Syria Thu, 23 May 2013 16:55:47 GMT
- As Syria's main opposition coalition begins three days of key talks, its leader puts forward a transition plan for the country.
- Dutch trader arrested over horsemeat Thu, 23 May 2013 12:59:16 GMT
- Dutch meat wholesaler, Willy Selten, is arrested for allegedly selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat labelled as beef, officials say.
- US man sought over Czech murders Thu, 23 May 2013 16:34:08 GMT
- Czech police are looking for a US man suspected of killing a family of four, including two ukulele musicians, in the southern city of Brno.