"...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
—John Milton (1608-74) English poet, scholar, Paradise Lost
- Missing airliner 'changed course' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:29:13 GMT
- Military radar suggests the missing Malaysian airliner turned west, away from its planned route, before disappearing, Malaysia's air force says.
- CIA 'searched US Senate computers' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:58:30 GMT
- The head of the US Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff amid an investigation.
- Libya PM dismissed over tanker row Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:43:40 GMT
- Libya's parliament dismisses Prime Minister Ali Zeidan after a tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly breaks through a naval blockade.
- EU offers Kiev $700m in trade breaks Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:32:09 GMT
- The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
- Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:51:20 GMT
- Clashes erupt in Turkey's two biggest cities after the death of a teenager struck on the head during anti-government protests nine months ago.
- Pistorius had 'big love' for guns Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:03:07 GMT
- Oscar Pistorius had a 'big love for guns', a friend tells his murder trial as he describes two firearms incidents involving the Paralympic athlete.
- Five million Syrian children in need Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:59:25 GMT
- The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) says.
- Spain marks Madrid bombs anniversary Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:47:00 GMT
- The families of the 191 people killed in the Madrid train bombings attend a ceremony with Spain's King Juan Carlos to mark the 2004 attacks.
- Ugandans challenge anti-gay law Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:43:57 GMT
- Ugandan rights activists and politicians file a legal challenge to overturn a tough anti-gay law condemned by Western donors.
- Sarkozy loses diary seizures fight Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:18:13 GMT
- France's top court rules that investigators can retain the seized diaries of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling corruption allegations.
- India Maoists kill 16 policemen Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:24:44 GMT
- Maoist rebels kill at least 16 policemen in an ambush in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police say.
- South Sudan 'coup plotters' in court Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:02:44 GMT
- Four top South Sudanese politicians go on trial on charges of treason after being accused of plotting a coup against the government.
- RMT union leader Bob Crow dies Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:30:59 GMT
- General secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport union Bob Crow dies aged 52 of a suspected heart attack.
- VIDEO: 60 seconds: Fukushima's ghost towns Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:33:08 GMT
- The BBC revisits the 'dead zone' around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, three years after its catastrophic meltdown.
- VIDEO: Upbeat mood in Tehran bazaar Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:53:07 GMT
- The BBC's Lyse Doucet talks to shoppers in a bazaar in North Tehran about their hopes for the future.