"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."
—Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher, believed will to live is fundamental reality
- Missing airliner 'changed course' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:29:13 GMT
- Military radar suggests the missing Malaysian airliner turned west, away from its planned route, before disappearing, Malaysia's air force says.
- CIA 'searched US Senate computers' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:16:58 GMT
- The head of the US Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff amid an investigation.
- Libya PM dismissed over tanker row Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:44:29 GMT
- Libya's parliament dismisses Prime Minister Ali Zeidan after a tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly breaks through a naval blockade.
- Bachelet sworn in as Chile president Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:42:57 GMT
- Michelle Bachelet - Chile's first woman president in 2006 - is sworn in for a second time after her election victory in December.
- No speeches at World Cup ceremony Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:17:31 GMT
- Fifa head Sepp Blatter rules out speeches at the opening of the World Cup after President Rousseff' was booed at last year's Confederations Cup.
- EU offers Kiev $700m in trade breaks Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:32:09 GMT
- The EU offers Ukraine trade breaks worth nearly 500m euros ($694m; £417m) to stabilise its economy, as Russia tightens its military grip on Crimea.
- Clashes as Turkish boy dies in coma Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:51:20 GMT
- Clashes erupt in Turkey's two biggest cities after the death of a teenager struck on the head during anti-government protests nine months ago.
- Pistorius had 'big love' for guns Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:03:07 GMT
- Oscar Pistorius had a 'big love for guns', a friend tells his murder trial as he describes two firearms incidents involving the Paralympic athlete.
- Student dies in Khartoum violence Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:45:30 GMT
- A student is killed in clashes with police at Sudan's Khartoum University during a protest against violence in the Darfur region.
- Israeli 'regret' over judge's death Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:59:30 GMT
- Israel expresses regret over the death of a Palestinian-Jordanian judge at a border crossing on Monday, saying the incident will be investigated.
- Spain marks Madrid bombs anniversary Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:47:00 GMT
- The families of the 191 people killed in the Madrid train bombings attend a ceremony with Spain's King Juan Carlos to mark the 2004 attacks.
- Norway hears online child death case Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:58:51 GMT
- A Norwegian woman and her British lover go on trial in Oslo, accused of killing her 22-month-old child under instructions from the UK via Skype.
- World's oldest masks go on display Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:43:05 GMT
- A collection of the world's oldest masks, dating back to the dawn of civilisation, go on display in Jerusalem.
- VIDEO: Istanbul clashes after boy's death Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:55:29 GMT
- The streets of Istanbul have seen clashes between police and people enraged by the death of a boy who was struck on the head by a tear-gas canister fired by police in June 2013.
- VIDEO: Plight of Syria's refugee children Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:06:21 GMT
- The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, according to the UN's children's charity, Unicef.