"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a pleasure beyond compare."
- Obama pushes Putin on Crimea talks Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:02:27 GMT
- US President Obama urges diplomacy in a telephone call with Russia's President Putin, who says the Ukraine crisis should not damage relations.
- 'Two years' to overcome Snowden leak Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:07:27 GMT
- It will take the US two years and billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by the Snowden leaks, the top-ranking US military officer says.
- Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes' Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:13:24 GMT
- Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
- Argentina finds drugs hidden in skis Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:36:15 GMT
- Police in Argentina say they have foiled a scheme to smuggle cocaine into Europe by hiding the drug in specially-designed skis.
- 'Drunk' man sues Las Vegas casino Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:36:41 GMT
- A US businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) at a Las Vegas casino argues he should not have to pay because he was too intoxicated.
- DR Congo warlord faces ICC verdict Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:16:36 GMT
- A verdict is due at the International Criminal Court trial of DR Congo militia leader Germain Katanga, accused of being behind a village massacre.
- Guilty plea in US general's sex case Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:18:01 GMT
- A US Army general accused of sexual assault pleads guilty to three lesser charges in a move his lawyer says will help his chances at trial.
- Policing 'damaged' by Lawrence probe Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:34:41 GMT
- A judge-led public inquiry will be held into the work of undercover police after a "damning" review into the seminal Stephen Lawrence murder case.
- US Army prosecutor accused of grope Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:10:24 GMT
- A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
- Pistorius found praying over body Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:23:07 GMT
- A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius tells his murder trial he found the South African Paralympic athlete praying over his girlfriend's body as she lay dying.
- Creator of Bitcoin 'found' in US Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:41:10 GMT
- Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
- Getty makes 35m photos free to use Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:27:05 GMT
- Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, makes millions of its pictures free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.
- VIDEO: Petitioners channel anger in Beijing Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:38:52 GMT
- With China's annual legislative session underway thousands of people have headed to Beijing to petition the government.
- VIDEO: The physics of lasso tricks slowed down Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:03:05 GMT
- Two classic cowboy rope tricks in super-slow motion.
- VIDEO: Living behind barbed wire in Myanmar Thu, 06 Mar 2014 06:33:49 GMT
- The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from an enclave in Myanmar, where the Muslim Rohingya minority live surrounded by Buddhists.