"A best seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well."
—Daniel J (oseph) Boorstin (b. 1914) American Gov't Official, Librarian of Congress
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:36:32 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Pistorius vomits as post-mortem read Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:29:07 GMT
- Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist's testimony about the nature of his girlfriend's injuries after he shot her dead.
- VIDEO: Intense media interest in missing plane Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:47:13 GMT
- The international media and relatives wait for news as the search for the missing plane continues for a third day.
- VIDEO: Smartphones meet polaroid at SXSW Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:30:04 GMT
- Inventors at the South by Southwest festival show how to print smartphone photos onto old Polaroid film.
- VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal 'within months' Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:32:20 GMT
- The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four months.
- 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.
- Transatlantic great white 'pregnant' Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:37:08 GMT
- The first great white shark seen to cross the Atlantic may be pregnant, the head of the expedition tracking it says.
- 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.
- Mining shares hit by iron ore slump Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:28:24 GMT
- Shares of some of the world's biggest mining companies are hit by a slump in the price of iron ore, amid fears of a Chinese economic slowdown.
- 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.
- VIDEO: Panels and parties at SXSW Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:43:17 GMT
- The annual South by Southwest festival has kicked off in Austin, Texas. The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor soaks up the atmosphere.
- Jude and Judi up for Olivier Awards Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:49:30 GMT
- Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
- Cheryl Cole confirms X Factor return Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:41:20 GMT
- Pop star Cheryl Cole confirms she is to rejoin ITV's The X Factor, along with the show's creator Simon Cowell, for a 12th series.
- Elephants recognise human voices Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:40:14 GMT
- Elephants are able to work out ethnicity, gender and age from the sound of a human voice, according to a study.
- UK joins 'super-microscope' project Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:00:24 GMT
- The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.