"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."
—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer
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- VIDEO: Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:54 GMT
- An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after the former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.
- VIDEO: High security at S Sudan UN camp Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:48:25 GMT
- South Sudan's government has sent troops to provide security at a United Nations base where at least 48 people were killed in an attack.
- VIDEO: 'Tug of war' Banksy art in museum Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:53:02 GMT
- The Banksy painting which was controversially removed from a wall in Bristol has gone back on display.
- VIDEO: World's prettiest Easter eggs? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:09:40 GMT
- A Slavic community museum in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.
- Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:12 GMT
- An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.
- Gold found in Indian man's stomach Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:01 GMT
- A stack of 12 bars of gold were recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him tells the BBC.
- 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.
- Weibo shares surge on US debut Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:10:20 GMT
- Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
- 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.
- Lavabit loses contempt appeal Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT
- A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
- Prince re-signs with 'slave' label Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:23 GMT
- Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.
- Kim Novak speaks out over jibes Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:07:13 GMT
- Vertigo actress Kim Novak says she felt bullied after people attacked her looks at this year's Oscars.
- Female cave insects have 'penises' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:51:03 GMT
- Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.
- Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT
- Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.