"If God kills, lies, cheats, discriminates, and otherwise behaves in a manner that puts the Mafia to shame, that's Okay, he's God. He can do whatever he wants. Anyone who adheres to this philosophy has had his sense of morality, decency, justice and humaneness warped beyond recognition by the very book that is supposedly preaching the opposite."
- Man dead in suspected terror attack Wed, 22 May 2013 23:12:13 GMT
- A man is killed in a machete attack and two men are shot by police in London in what UK government sources say is a suspected terror incident.
- US reveals four citizen drone deaths Thu, 23 May 2013 01:55:56 GMT
- US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms that four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
- Refugees 'facing rising dangers' Thu, 23 May 2013 03:35:30 GMT
- Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
- Ford to shut Australian production Thu, 23 May 2013 03:02:40 GMT
- Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
- Japan man climbs Everest at 80 Thu, 23 May 2013 04:37:30 GMT
- An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, his team say, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
- Nigeria author Achebe to be buried Thu, 23 May 2013 00:25:12 GMT
- Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.
- Twitter boosts security after hacks Thu, 23 May 2013 00:02:13 GMT
- Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
- Boston bomb investigators kill man Wed, 22 May 2013 22:30:13 GMT
- A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
- EU in drive against tax evasion Wed, 22 May 2013 17:32:37 GMT
- EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy.
- US mayor to push tornado shelter law Wed, 22 May 2013 20:55:50 GMT
- The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
- Germany tops BBC country image poll Wed, 22 May 2013 23:26:58 GMT
- A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
- Cave paintings uncovered in Mexico Thu, 23 May 2013 03:44:21 GMT
- Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
- Churchill and Stalin's 'merry' night Thu, 23 May 2013 01:57:59 GMT
- Wartime talks between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin went slowly until a drinking session lasting until 3am, newly released files reveal.
- Gif inventor says pronounce it 'Jif' Wed, 22 May 2013 13:55:57 GMT
- The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.
- VIDEO: South Africa's growing prosperity Wed, 22 May 2013 06:21:23 GMT
- Andrew Harding looks at an example of economic change at a shopping mall in the township of Alexandra.