"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."
—Mortimer Adler (b. 1902) American philosopher, educator, How to Read a Book
- Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:47:56 GMT
- A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
- Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:42:27 GMT
- Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.
- Chile proposes to end abortion ban Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:56 GMT
- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
- Greek PM offers olive branch on debt Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:20:42 GMT
- Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.
- Balloonists complete Pacific journey Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:59:21 GMT
- Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
- Egypt leader warns of 'long battle' Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:10:15 GMT
- Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region.
- Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:08:30 GMT
- Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
- Bangladesh factory fire kills 13 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:45:07 GMT
- At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.
- Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:30:05 GMT
- The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported.
- 'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:30:40 GMT
- At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress.
- Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:00:23 GMT
- Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
- Whitney's daughter 'found in bath' Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:43:04 GMT
- Bobbi Kristina Brown. daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
- VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:04:15 GMT
- A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
- VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:24 GMT
- A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gather in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend.
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