"We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. ... It is time now to write the next chapter-and to write it in the books of law."
—Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-73) 36th US President, Democrat
- VIDEO: Banksy street art on show in hotel Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:30:01 GMT
- Street murals by graffiti artist Banksy - many of them cut off the sides of buildings - have been put on show at an exhibition in London before they are auctioned off.
- VIDEO: Our week with the Chinese army Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:49:48 GMT
- The BBC follows two British soldiers as they take part in an exchange program with the Chinese army.
- VIDEO: Ethiopia's Jewish community divided Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:22 GMT
- Thousands of Ethiopian Jews have been left disappointed by an Israeli government decision to end a 30-year-old programme that saw tens thousands of Ethiopian Jews airlifted to the Holy Land.
- VIDEO: Sudan hopes for bird-watching boost Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:34:06 GMT
- Environmental campaigners in Sudan are promoting the country as a tourist destination for bird watchers in a bid to boost revenue, which could then be used to protect nesting sites and rare birds from extinction.
- Girl gives father's CV to Mrs Obama Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:35:48 GMT
- A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
- Set of human glass eyes auctioned Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:49:27 GMT
- A set of 74 antique prosthetic human glass eyes is auctioned in Lichfield.
- Amazon profits thin as expenses jump Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMT
- Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
- Cost of recalls hits GM profits Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:09:43 GMT
- General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches
- Warhol works found on Amiga disks Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:24:28 GMT
- A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
- Microsoft earnings beat estimates Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:47:39 GMT
- Microsoft earnings decline to $5.66bn, but beat market estimates as new chief executive Satya Nadella's push into cloud computing pays off.
- Tarantino Gawker case dismissed Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT
- A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.
- Third Hobbit film title changed Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:26 GMT
- Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.
- Mystery of dazzling supernova solved Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:42 GMT
- An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".
- Blood 'is not from headless king' Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:24 GMT
- An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
- Human skin grown in laboratory Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:39 GMT
- Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.