"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible."
—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:10:42 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Women's talk on the Delhi metro Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:51:57 GMT
- On the Delhi metro women talk freely on the coach reserved for women - here are some snapshots of overheard conversations, illustrated by cartoonist Priya Kuriyan.
- VIDEO: Lithuania reintroduces conscription Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:08:45 GMT
- Lithuania is going to reintroduce conscription over concerns about "the current geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states.
- VIDEO: Game of Thrones-inspired fashion Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:25 GMT
- Manish Arora created a fantasy land of warrior princesses and tribal chiefs in his Paris fashion show
- VIDEO: The 'baby rappers' of the banlieues Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:15:07 GMT
- A video showing children singing about guns, women and violence caused a huge controversy on French social media.
- Why migration is changing almost everything Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:55:24 GMT
- What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?
- 'Emailgate' shows Hillary what's ahead Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:42:21 GMT
- Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of her personal email to conduct business as US secretary of state could spell dangers ahead.
- Fears over UK Sunni-Shia divide Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:05:31 GMT
- Sunni and Shia Muslims have co-existed in peace in the UK in the past, says Caroline Wyatt - but there are concerns about growing tensions.
- Flying in to see the home of Mexico's fallen drug lord Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:35:37 GMT
- Mexico's authorities have been quick to hail the capture of senior drug cartel figures, but Katy Watson asks, just how significant are the arrests?
- LHC restart: 'We want to break physics' Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:15:22 GMT
- The Large Hadron Collider is gearing up for its revamped second run, and its physicists want this next round of collisions to shake their discipline to its core.
- VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:23:55 GMT
- Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?
- VIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:39:38 GMT
- China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.
- Woman taken to museum for dying wish Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:00:37 GMT
- A woman with terminal cancer is given the chance to visit a museum in Amsterdam as one of her final wishes.
- VIDEO: An 'ice' hairdo: Frozen hair contest Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:38:47 GMT
- The winners of this year's International Hair Freezing competition in Yukon in Canada have been announced.
- US banks pass first 'stress test' Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:15:17 GMT
- All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.