"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."
—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:57:39 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- AUDIO: David Hockney: 'Bohemia has gone' Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:13:12 GMT
- Artist David Hockney, 77, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he is working harder than ever from his home in Los Angeles.
- VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled' Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:50:59 GMT
- China's global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.
- VIDEO: Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:44:51 GMT
- Relations between the Church and State have always been a thorny issue in Italian politics - and they have not got any easier during the economic slowdown.
- VIDEO: China's internet curbs in 60 seconds Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:14:49 GMT
- China has been criticised over its tight internet controls, but that has not stopped the country from holding its first world internet conference.
- Still searching for a cure for Libya Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:15:26 GMT
- Libya has yet to recover from the disease of Gaddafi, says James Robbins, and it is difficult to be optimistic about the future.
- Has China overcome its web paranoia? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:33:43 GMT
- Will hosting the World Internet Conference finally allow China to overcome its paranoia over the internet? The BBC's Carrie Gracie travels to Wuzhen to find out.
- VIDEO: Is Ukraine on verge of another war? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:55:58 GMT
- BBC News analyses the prospect of a return to full-scale war in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels control broad swathes of territory and a fragile ceasefire could end at any time.
- Picture power: Bird flu Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT
- Reuters photographer tells the story behind his picture of a cull at a farm in Nafferton following the discovery of bird flu.
- Feminist Hacker Barbie Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:25:22 GMT
- #FeministHackerBarbie trends on Twitter, as internet users create a web app to edit the pages of a controversial Barbie book
- UK's first 'poo bus' starts running Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:42 GMT
- The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste goes into service between Bristol and Bath.
- UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:45:53 GMT
- In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.
- Sotheby's chief executive steps down Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:14:16 GMT
- The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.
- Russian site lists breached webcams Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:21:37 GMT
- Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached webcams, baby monitors and CCTV feeds.
- 'Poorest of poor' test talking tech Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:22:18 GMT
- A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.