"Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is? The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies."
- VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:06:38 GMT
- Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
- VIDEO: Helmet cam captures Chile blaze Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:15:18 GMT
- New footage captured on firefighter helmet cameras has emerged showing the full extent of the deadly fires that swept through a town in western Chile.
- VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:50:56 GMT
- A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.
- VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:12 GMT
- Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
- VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:34 GMT
- A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
- Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:46 GMT
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet families whose homes were destroyed by bush fires that ravaged parts of Australia last year, as they tour the country.
- US banking giants see mixed results Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:24:08 GMT
- US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
- China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:13:19 GMT
- French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
- Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:11:17 GMT
- Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.
- Cyborg glasses express fake emotions Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:27 GMT
- A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
- Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:16:39 GMT
- Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
- BP Portrait Award shortlist unveiled Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:04 GMT
- Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.
- Artists have unique brain structure Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:53 GMT
- Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
- Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT
- Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.
- Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
- Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.