"I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched."
—John K. Hutchens
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- As Rio celebrates its 450th anniversary, a photographic exhibition offers an insight into the early days of the city's development.
- VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:34:45 GMT
- Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.
- VIDEO: Black girl 'forced out of Alabama school' Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:32:27 GMT
- As the BBC's Aleem Maqbool retraces one of the great civil rights journeys, the march 50 years ago from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, he finds segregation still happening in a different form.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:42:01 GMT
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- VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:51:55 GMT
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- VIDEO: 3800 couples in mass wedding Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:35:08 GMT
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- VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:38:13 GMT
- More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila.
- VIDEO: Chinese treasures stolen in France Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:52:01 GMT
- More than a dozen artefacts have been stolen from a Chinese museum near Paris, including a replica of the King of Siam's crown that was given to Napoleon III.
- The lessons from Russia's latest killing Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:28:08 GMT
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- Could Clinton emails shake up 2016 race? Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:22:14 GMT
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- Can regional force defeat Boko Haram? Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:56:37 GMT
- Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.
- Signs of strain for European Union Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:38:48 GMT
- Our new Europe editor on strains showing inside the EU
- VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you? Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:45:30 GMT
- BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.
- What next for Russia's opposition? Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:07 GMT
- It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert.
- VIDEO: How strong is Iraq's army? Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:23:17 GMT
- Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?