"...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
—John Milton (1608-74) English poet, scholar, Paradise Lost
- VIDEO: 'I've lost 30 years of my life' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:35:16 GMT
- A man freed after more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana has been speaking about his release.
- VIDEO: Man's face rebuilt with 3D printing Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:02:15 GMT
- A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
- VIDEO: Turkey protest over teen's death Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:28:05 GMT
- Thousands of people have gathered in Istanbul for the funeral of a 15-year-old boy who died nine months after being injured during Turkish anti-government protests.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:36:10 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Will Crimea vote change anything? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:59:56 GMT
- John Simpson describes a "tense moment" in Crimea as the region prepares for a widely condemned referendum on separating from Ukraine to join Russia.
- VIDEO: Blackout brings Darwin to a standstill Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:58:08 GMT
- The northern Australian city of Darwin is hit by a major power failure, shutting down schools and businesses.
- VIDEO: Barcelona look for next Messi Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:23:20 GMT
- Sports editor, David Bond, reports on how one of the most successful football teams in the world, FC Barcelona, produces some of the most well known players in the sport.
- VIDEO: Nazi stolen art returned to relatives Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:10:05 GMT
- Three paintings seized by the Nazis have been returned to family members of the original owners in France.
- Banksy marks Syria third anniversary Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:53:07 GMT
- Reclusive British street artist Banksy reworks one of his most celebrated pieces to mark the third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria.
- VIDEO: 911 call over 'hostile' cat Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:40:59 GMT
- A US man calls in the emergency services after the family cat scratches his seven-month-old son and "charges" at the family.
- EU's industry on slow recovery Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:24:31 GMT
- European states outside the eurozone help the EU's slow industrial recovery at the start of the year.
- Candy Crush firm aims to raise $533m Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:51:44 GMT
- King, the games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, is looking to raise as much as $533m (£321m) via a share sale on the New York Stock Exchange.
- Google buys up games controller firm Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:51:09 GMT
- Google has bought up much of Green Throttle Games, a firm that created gaming peripherals, for an undisclosed sum.
- Berners-Lee seeks web 'Magna Carta' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:52:37 GMT
- The world wide web needs a bill of rights to protect users from government surveillance, says Sir Tim Berners-Lee, on the 25th anniversary of his invention.
- Amazon 'orders four original series' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:30:34 GMT
- A drama from X Files creator Chris Carter and a comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal are among Amazon's new commissions, following its second round of pilots, according to reports.