"Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint."
—Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] American author, humorist
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:21:42 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Star Wars comes to County Kerry Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:06 GMT
- Residents and tourists in Portmagee, County Kerry, are getting a taste of Hollywood as scenes for the new Star Wars film are shot on nearby island Skellig Michael.
- VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:50:15 GMT
- Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
- VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:37 GMT
- The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.
- VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT
- Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.
- 'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:34:56 GMT
- An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
- Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:01:21 GMT
- A deep-sea octopus is observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
- Eurozone inflation falls to 0.4% Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:54 GMT
- The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the height of the financial crisis, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to intervene again.
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:32:06 GMT
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- Tor attack may have unmasked users Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:16:19 GMT
- Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.
- Broken robots 'learn to keep going' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:08:19 GMT
- Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
- Kylie to headline Games closing show Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:56:40 GMT
- Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm.
- US TV producer Halmi dies aged 90 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:54:17 GMT
- Prolific US television producer Robert Halmi Sr, whose work won dozens of Emmy Awards, dies at the age of 90.
- Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:50 GMT
- Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.
- Minister wants UK animal tests ban Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:20:21 GMT
- Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them.