"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
—Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman statesman, orator, philosopher
- Hong Kong kidnap suspect in court Wed, 06 May 2015 03:21:16 GMT
- A man appears in court in Hong Kong over the kidnapping for ransom of wealthy heiress Queenie Law, which sparked a massive manhunt.
- France expands spy agency powers Wed, 06 May 2015 02:02:48 GMT
- Controversial rules to strengthen French intelligence services, with the aim of preventing Islamist attacks, are approved by parliament.
- Cuba to hold 'mass gay wedding' Tue, 05 May 2015 20:35:12 GMT
- Gay rights activists in Cuba, led by the president's daughter, will hold a mass wedding this weekend, in a country where gay marriage is still not legal.
- Saudi king sacks aide over 'slap' Tue, 05 May 2015 10:15:51 GMT
- Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacks the head of royal protocol after he was filmed slapping a photojournalist covering the arrival of Morocco's king in Riyadh.
- Kiwi waves slam California coast Tue, 05 May 2015 19:13:58 GMT
- A storm off the coast of New Zealand has produced large waves that are slamming parts of California - thousands of miles away.
- Gay couple win parenting court battle Wed, 06 May 2015 02:35:32 GMT
- A baby girl should be removed from her mother and live with her father and his boyfriend instead, a High Court judge rules.
- UKIP hopeful suspended over threat Tue, 05 May 2015 20:33:48 GMT
- A UKIP candidate is suspended after being filmed apparently threatening to shoot his Conservative rival.
- Alcohol price case at European court Tue, 05 May 2015 23:53:47 GMT
- Plans for a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland are due to be heard by judges at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
- Essex trust has most 'never events' Tue, 05 May 2015 23:11:08 GMT
- A hospital trust at the centre of a police probe into data manipulation had more serious patient safety breaches than any other in England, it emerges.
- Offbeat moments from the campaign trail Mon, 04 May 2015 23:08:52 GMT
- Offbeat moments from the campaign trail
- Caravan, A Great British Love Story Sun, 03 May 2015 20:42:12 GMT
- The very British world of caravanning
- Election 2015 in pictures: 5 May Tue, 05 May 2015 16:09:48 GMT
- Images from the campaign trail: 5 May
- In pictures: Royal baby introduced Sun, 03 May 2015 08:02:45 GMT
- Cheering crowds greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
- In pictures: The Sim Project Fri, 01 May 2015 02:37:50 GMT
- Robotic patients helping doctors to learn
- Week in pictures: 25 April-1 May 2015 Fri, 01 May 2015 13:42:24 GMT
- A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.