"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
—Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman statesman, orator, philosopher
- Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:47:40 GMT
- William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.
- VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT
- Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.
- VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:29:08 GMT
- An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster.
- VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally' Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:19:03 GMT
- The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:37:55 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: The trouble with tips Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:33:55 GMT
- Service workers like waiters and bartenders can make good money working for cash tips. But when business is slow, there's little safety net. How do they fit into the US discussion about raising the minimum wage?
- VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:40:33 GMT
- Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.
- VIDEO: China's growing naval power obsession Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:58:32 GMT
- US President Barack Obama has left Washington for a week-long tour of Asia as part of what the White House is calling an "eastward rebalancing" of US foreign policy.
- AUDIO: Led Zep reveal Keys to the Highway track Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:51 GMT
- Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin have released two previously unheard recordings ahead of the reissue of the band's first three albums in June.
- NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires' Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT
- Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.
- VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:10:32 GMT
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.
- EU in slow progress on deficit cuts Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
- GM seeks to bar some ignition cases Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:56:53 GMT
- General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.
- Robot portable printer secures cash Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:28:48 GMT
- An Israeli start-up secures enough funds to put a pocket-sized robot printer into production.
- VIDEO: Actress writes her own happy ending Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:16:20 GMT
- A woman pioneer in the digital space talks about using technology to create acting opportunities that wouldn't otherwise exist.