"Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books."
—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
- VIDEO: Thunderstorms on Air Algerie route Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:19 GMT
- BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says there were thunderstorms in the area where Air Algerie flight AH5017 was flying before it crashed.
- VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:16 GMT
- America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
- VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT
- Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:41:00 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:43 GMT
- Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.
- VIDEO: Yoga all at sea Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:38 GMT
- SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
- VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:22 GMT
- The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
- VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:21:14 GMT
- A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.
- Vandals rip off bronze bull's tail Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:46:31 GMT
- Police are investigating after the tail was ripped off a life-sized bronze statue of a bull in Builth Wells.
- Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift' Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:09 GMT
- Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.
- Russia's surprise interest rate rise Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:21 GMT
- Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
- BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:07 GMT
- BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
- Absent fans get robot to do cheering Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:31:27 GMT
- A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.
- Google Glass rival has neck battery Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:05:21 GMT
- Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass - but with a better battery life.
- Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT
- Secret Cinema organiser Fabian Riggall tells the BBC he has decided to cancel all of this weekend's screenings of Back to the Future.