"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."
—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French author, humorist
- VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:17 GMT
- The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:49:40 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT
- Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.
- VIDEO: Harding's 'lusty' letters published Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:26:36 GMT
- Almost 1,000 letters of Warren Harding, the 29th US president, have been published.
- VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:51:51 GMT
- A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.
- VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:51:36 GMT
- New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.
- Flying axe near-miss on US motorway Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:46:23 GMT
- A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
- Louvre rat run shocks the French Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:27:52 GMT
- The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.
- Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:40:17 GMT
- Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:40:42 GMT
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- Broken robots 'learn to keep going' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:08:19 GMT
- Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
- VIDEO: Making money out of social media Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:59:33 GMT
- Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.
- Production stalls on Big Bang Theory Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:57:16 GMT
- Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.
- Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:03:51 GMT
- Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.
- Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:50 GMT
- Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.