"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, The Song of Hiawatha
- Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:13:15 GMT
- Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.
- Iran atomic talks reach deadline day Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:11:41 GMT
- Intense negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme enter a final day in Switzerland, ahead of a deadline to reach a preliminary deal.
- Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued' Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:37:15 GMT
- The governor of the US state of Indiana strongly defends a contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters.
- Top Gear's Andy Wilman not quitting Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:29:22 GMT
- Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman denies he is quitting the show after a leaked email from him thanking staff and marking the end of an era.
- Jay Z promotes music streaming brand Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:49:18 GMT
- Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.
- Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:13:39 GMT
- A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
- Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment' Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:22 GMT
- Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.
- Mexico anger over crocodile shooting Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:41:58 GMT
- A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun.
- Indian monsoon's past analysed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:59:45 GMT
- Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.
- Red Cross aid worker killed in Mali Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:22:18 GMT
- A Red Cross employee has been killed and another injured in a gun attack by suspected Islamist militants in Mali, the aid organisation says.
- Uganda al-Shabab prosecutor killed Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:41:58 GMT
- Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.
- Singapore charges Lee criticism teen Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:09:36 GMT
- A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.
- VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT
- Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".
- VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT
- Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.
- VIDEO: China warning over global warming Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT
- The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.