"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
- VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:28:59 GMT
- Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.
- VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:36:18 GMT
- Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
- VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:01:50 GMT
- Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.
- VIDEO: Prohibition plans for Kerala Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:42:32 GMT
- The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking.
- Row over Galapagos tortoise's body Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:33:11 GMT
- A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
- Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:55:54 GMT
- Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
- Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:08:19 GMT
- Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.
- Jimmy Choo to float shares in London Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:51:10 GMT
- Designer shoe maker Jimmy Choo announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
- eBay criticised as hacks continue Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:58:27 GMT
- Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise.
- Dotcom: Name was poison for NZ vote Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:41:24 GMT
- Kim Dotcom, the technology millionaire accused of "massive" piracy, fails in his bid to gain political power in New Zealand.
- Lion King 'most successful show' Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:14:18 GMT
- Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.
- Downton Abbey return seen by 8.1m Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09:09 GMT
- The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.
- Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:11:15 GMT
- Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for cash from Norway.
- Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:42:36 GMT
- The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist.
- Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:02 GMT
- Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.