"A classic is a book which people praise and don't read."
—Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] American author, humorist
- Blaze wrecks Moscow public library Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:59:52 GMT
- A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building.
- DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:08:36 GMT
- Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.
- IS 'chemical weapons expert killed' Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:06 GMT
- A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
- Romney won't run in 2016 election Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:22:52 GMT
- Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
- Actress Geraldine McEwan dies Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:09:56 GMT
- Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says.
- Tasers 'needed for all police' Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:08:20 GMT
- All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
- Victim fund tops £150k in three days Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:00:54 GMT
- Well-wishers donate more than £150,000 in three days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.
- UK health worker monitored for Ebola Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:16:20 GMT
- A British healthcare worker is flown back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.
- In pictures: Destruction in Kobane Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:23:34 GMT
- Devastation caused by fighting in Syrian town
- Day in pictures: 30 January 2015 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:45 GMT
- Images from around the world: 30 January
- At the pump Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:47:07 GMT
- Petrol stations around the world
- In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:39 GMT
- Pictures from around the country
- Your pictures: City skylines Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:50:51 GMT
- Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
- Day in pictures: 28 January 2015 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:22:02 GMT
- Images from around the world: 28 January
- Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:46 GMT
- Shetland's spectacular annual re festival