"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."
—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859
- Security services knew Woolwich men Thu, 23 May 2013 13:48:01 GMT
- Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
- Bombers hit Niger barracks and mine Thu, 23 May 2013 13:33:56 GMT
- Suicide bombers target a military camp and a French-run uranium mine in north-western Niger leaving at least 19 people dead, officials say.
- 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.
- French court questions IMF chief Thu, 23 May 2013 07:40:12 GMT
- IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a Paris court for questioning over a payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
- 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.
- French singer Georges Moustaki dies Thu, 23 May 2013 10:52:33 GMT
- Georges Moustaki, the French singer and composer who wrote Edith Piaf's 1958 hit song, Milord, dies aged 79.
- 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.
- Obama to set out US drone policy Thu, 23 May 2013 12:09:05 GMT
- President Obama is expected to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the programme, in a major counter-terrorism speech.
- Global markets fall on growth fears Thu, 23 May 2013 10:37:44 GMT
- Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
- Malaysia arrests opposition figures Thu, 23 May 2013 11:44:25 GMT
- Malaysian police arrest three prominent opposition figures, including Keadilan party vice-president Tian Chua, and charge a student with sedition.
- Stockholm riots spread around city Thu, 23 May 2013 10:53:48 GMT
- A fourth night of unprecedented riots in Stockholm sees unrest spread around the city, with a restaurant and up to 40 cars burnt.
- 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.
- Congo truce declared 'for Ban visit' Thu, 23 May 2013 11:51:01 GMT
- M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire for UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit to the conflict-hit area, a spokesman for the group says.
- Nigeria author Achebe to be buried Thu, 23 May 2013 00:25:12 GMT
- Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.
- Nissan recalls over 800,000 vehicles Thu, 23 May 2013 07:14:17 GMT
- Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.