"A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that."
—B. A. Billingsly
- VIDEO: OJ to Pistorius, 20 years of TV trials Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:40:40 GMT
- What is the impact of showing court cases on television? Alastair Leithead looks at some high profile cases.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:52:55 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Safe space landing for torch mission Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:09:26 GMT
- The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
- VIDEO: BBC joins search helicopter flight Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:23:45 GMT
- As the search continues for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the BBC's Alice Budisatrijo has has joined a team on one of the Vietnamese search and rescue helicopters looking for Flight MH370.
- VIDEO: Dog dirt detectives in Naples Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:18:58 GMT
- Naples is introducing forensic DNA testing to track down the owners of dogs that foul on the streets of Naples
- VIDEO: 'Spying setting fire to internet' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:39:11 GMT
- Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", says Edward Snowden.
- Genghis Khan 'lucky with weather' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:08:18 GMT
- The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.
- Abu Dhabi's million-dollar phone number Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:57:12 GMT
- A VIP mobile phone number sells for more than two million dollars at an auction in Abu Dhabi.
- China in private bank pilot scheme Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:19:14 GMT
- Internet companies Alibaba and Tencent are shortlisted as pioneers of a pilot programme to set up private banks in China, as the country opens up its financial sector
- eBay cuts chief exec's pay in half Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:02:05 GMT
- E-commerce giant eBay cuts the total compensation of its chief executive, John Donahoe, by more than half.
- Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:57:05 GMT
- Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
- Snowden warns of web's 'dark arts' Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:41:10 GMT
- US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden portrays a bleak future for the internet as he speaks via video link to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
- Hollywood: Too few women on screen Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:16:23 GMT
- A new study shows female characters are "dramatically under-represented" in the top-grossing films of 2013.
- Queen musical to close in West End Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:29:02 GMT
- We Will Rock You, the hit musical based on the songs of Queen, is to close in the West End after a 12-year run.
- Light pollution alters bat behaviour Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:50:05 GMT
- Light pollution is having an impact on the regeneration of tropical rainforests because it disrupts the behaviour of seed dispersing bats, a study suggests.