"In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home."
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:19 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:36:34 GMT
- The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
- VIDEO: Bradford rebuilds 2CV French classic Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:53:10 GMT
- A Bradford company which revamps old Citroen 2CVs says more of the cars are being sold to France.
- VIDEO: Barenboim: 'Orchestra must play on' Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:19 GMT
- Conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about how the situation in Gaza has affected his orchestra of musicians from both sides in the conflict.
- VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:54:34 GMT
- With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
- VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:45:23 GMT
- President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.
- Tree-hugging snakes put safety first Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:32:32 GMT
- For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
- Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:19:05 GMT
- Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.
- Argentina in plan to avoid US ruling Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:28 GMT
- An emotional President de Kirchner says proposed legislation will return control of its debt to the government.
- Google removes 12 BBC News links Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:17:06 GMT
- Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws.
- HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:33:35 GMT
- The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.
- Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:33:40 GMT
- Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
- Thrones star takes off-Broadway lead Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:13:32 GMT
- Peter Dinklage - Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - is to join Orange is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling in a New York revival of 19th Century Russian play A Month in the Country.
- Greenland ice sheet losses double Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:01:24 GMT
- A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
- Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:23:25 GMT
- Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.