"There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind."
—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English society figure, letter writer
- VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT
- Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT
- The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
- VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT
- Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
- VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:44 GMT
- Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
- VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:24 GMT
- Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.
- How much can UK campaign hurt IS? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT
- The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.
- Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:13:32 GMT
- Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?
- The price of peace in Colombia Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT
- As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
- VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT
- It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
- Brazil football club to open cemetery Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:26 GMT
- Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
- Lavish praise 'does not help pupils' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:46:01 GMT
- Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
- Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:32:10 GMT
- Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.
- Citigroup legal costs up by $600m Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:16 GMT
- Investment bank Citigroup puts aside an extra $600m to cover legal expenses due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries".
- Pirate Bay founder faces jail term Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:52:50 GMT
- Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
- Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate' Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:59:47 GMT
- Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.