"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
—Ronald Wilson Reagan (b. 1911) 40th US President, Republican
- VIDEO: Pistorius trial shown prosthetic leg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:35:57 GMT
- The prosthetic leg belonging to Oscar Pistorius has been shown to the court during his murder trial. He denies murder, claiming he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar.
- VIDEO: India votes on biggest polling day Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:07 GMT
- Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
- AUDIO: The world's first homoerotic stamps Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:46 GMT
- Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:47:11 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:13:37 GMT
- As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
- VIDEO: Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:36 GMT
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains in Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.
- VIDEO: Helmet cam captures Chile blaze Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:15:18 GMT
- New footage captured on firefighter helmet cameras has emerged showing the full extent of the deadly fires that swept through a town in western Chile.
- VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:50:56 GMT
- A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.
- VIDEO: CCTV reveals dog as hunted car vandal Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:57:34 GMT
- A vandal responsible for puncturing more than two dozen vehicle tyres in a quiet Cumbrian village has been unmasked as a dog.
- Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:46 GMT
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet families whose homes were destroyed by bush fires that ravaged parts of Australia last year.
- US banking giants see mixed results Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT
- US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.
- Weak start for Weibo US share sale Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:15:17 GMT
- China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, has a lukewarm reception on the first day of its listing on the US stock market.
- German media boss criticises Google Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT
- In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
- Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:11:17 GMT
- Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property seized in a January 2012 raid.
- Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:52:05 GMT
- Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.