"Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."
—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist, statesman
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:53:34 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Pakistan principal 'chose to stay' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:08:12 GMT
- The son of the principal who died in the Pakistan school attack says Taliban militants had made a number of threats against the army-run school.
- VIDEO: Reactions to thaw in Cuba-US ties Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:46:04 GMT
- The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.
- VIDEO: Can Pakistan unite against Taliban? Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:53:10 GMT
- BBC reporter Nick Childs gauges the mood in Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and looks at the government's response.
- VIDEO: Talking Movies' top 10 films of 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:41 GMT
- As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.
- A comedy of terrors - in four acts Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:18:47 GMT
- The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.
- Is Putin right? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:56:14 GMT
- Most analysts say Russia can afford its debt repayments for the next couple of years, but Mr Putin will have to stem the tide of money leaving the country.
- US-Cuba deal has vocal critics Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:07:03 GMT
- Not everyone is happy with the news that the US and Cuba are working toward normalised diplomatic relations. Critics worry that the US gave away too much and will weaken allies around the globe.
- Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:20:38 GMT
- As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?
- What are negative interest rates? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:04:07 GMT
- Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?
- What is behind the US-Cuba thaw? Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:15:12 GMT
- After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?
- Man finds Elizabeth Gallagher for trip Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:38:34 GMT
- A Canadian man finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.
- George III drawing is uncovered Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:03:10 GMT
- An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
- Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:18:20 GMT
- The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
- Two US states sue over marijuana Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:53:12 GMT
- Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.