"...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
—John Milton (1608-74) English poet, scholar, Paradise Lost
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:36:35 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Bringing a giant puppet eagle to life Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:33:05 GMT
- BBC News meets the makers of the giant puppets of Spanish Theatre Company Carros de Foc.
- VIDEO: Londonderry fire temple to peace Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:48:57 GMT
- A huge temple that overlooked Londonderry for the past week has been burnt down as a gesture of letting go of the past and looking to the future.
- VIDEO: New Orleans airport attacker dies Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:15:14 GMT
- A man who was shot by police as he tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans international airport on Friday dies from his injuries.
- VIDEO: 3D printing 'builds' Sagrada Familia Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:10:10 GMT
- How 3D printing is helping with the completion of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona
- France rings changes and turns right Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:13:54 GMT
- Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, but voters keep out the far-right National Front.
- 'Real estate stratosphere': Sydney property prices soar Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:18:32 GMT
- A shortage of new houses, generous tax breaks, cheap credit and "hot" money from overseas have sent Sydney house prices sky high.
- Campaignspotting 2015: The British are coming Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:36:25 GMT
- An American take on the UK general election
- Paris Muslims struggle to feel accepted Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:20:44 GMT
- Two months on from the Paris attacks, Shaista Aziz found the Muslim community in Paris still struggling to come to terms with the fallout.
- VIDEO: Nigeria elections: Key points Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:12:01 GMT
- It has been an eventful day for Nigeria, as the country votes in long-awaited presidential elections. BBC Africa looks back at the day's key developments.
- Germanwings crash: Counting the cost Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:24:24 GMT
- Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?
- Porpoises use 'sound searchlights' Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT
- Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.
- Wrong anthem angers El Salvador fans Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:04:06 GMT
- Organisers of a friendly match between El Salvador and Argentina apologise for playing the Isle of Man's anthem by mistake.
- Varoufakis: End 'toxic blame game' Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:49 GMT
- Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis calls for an end to the "toxic blame game" between Greece and Germany.
- Bank stress tests cover global slump Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:52:39 GMT
- The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests.