"Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches 102, is penniless, and has all his faculties gone. There is always some woman willing to take a chance on him. (from the Complete Book of Etiquette, 1952)"
- VIDEO: The book clubs that find bestsellers Fri, 24 May 2013 01:24:23 GMT
- Hookline Books have started a new way of finding bestsellers with book groups at the heart of the decision-making process.
- VIDEO: Africa Beats: Afrikaans rapper Jaak Thu, 23 May 2013 23:37:57 GMT
- The Afrikaans rapper, Jaak, uses hip-hop to raise the consciousness of his people, whom he calls the ''brown'' underclass of Paarl in South Africa.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 24 May 2013 08:27:25 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Journey into an Icelandic volcano Wed, 22 May 2013 17:59:43 GMT
- Dr Freysteinn Sigmundsson shows the BBC's Neil Bowdler around the Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland.
- VIDEO: Openly gay US Boy Scouts allowed Fri, 24 May 2013 08:53:09 GMT
- The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
- VIDEO: Croatian PM on relations with Serbia Thu, 23 May 2013 13:32:24 GMT
- Croatia's Prime Minister, Zoran Milanovic, tells HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur he wants to build a good relationship with Serbia.
- VIDEO: Building boom in Saudi Arabia Thu, 23 May 2013 10:56:46 GMT
- Saudi Arabia's construction industry is booming but while smart Dubai-style units are springing up in big cities, the country is still facing a growing housing crisis.
- Germany reports sluggish growth Fri, 24 May 2013 08:53:22 GMT
- Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
- London Market Report Fri, 24 May 2013 07:55:11 GMT
- London Market Report
- Bercow's McAlpine tweet libellous Fri, 24 May 2013 11:22:53 GMT
- Sally Bercow says she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court rules a tweet she published about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
- VIDEO: Xbox One 'unrivalled device' Wed, 22 May 2013 02:20:59 GMT
- Microsoft's Don Mattrick has described the new Xbox One as an "unrivalled device" in an interview with the BBC after the launch of the next-generation console.
- New jewel theft hits Cannes festival Thu, 23 May 2013 19:41:26 GMT
- A necklace reportedly worth 1.9m euros (£1.6m) is stolen during the Cannes film festival, the second such theft to hit this year's event.
- Thousands at author Achebe's funeral Thu, 23 May 2013 21:32:27 GMT
- Thousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in his home town of Ogidi in Anambra state.
- Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT
- Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
- Richard III buried in 'untidy grave' Fri, 24 May 2013 04:33:43 GMT
- The remains of King Richard III, discovered under a city car park, were buried in a "hastily dug, untidy grave", researchers reveal.