"Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents."
—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:17:20 GMT
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- VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear' Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:47 GMT
- Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity
- VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT
- Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.
- VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world' Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT
- Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped.
- VIDEO: Greece's push for a debt "haircut" Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:07:22 GMT
- Opposition to austerity is at the core of Greece's new leader's agenda but it will also push for half of Greek debt to be written off, bringing it down to a more sustainable level, a so-called "haircut".
- Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe? Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:15:15 GMT
- The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell.
- Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:43 GMT
- Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015.
- Carney attacks German austerity Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:10 GMT
- In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.
- Obama, Apple and the tax issue Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:33:34 GMT
- The astonishing success of technology giant Apple raises again the issue of where it pays its taxes.
- Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:28:57 GMT
- An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah
- VIDEO: What is the wind chill factor? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:56 GMT
- BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs explains the science of wind chill.
- What does Kim Jong-un really want? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:49:23 GMT
- Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader.
- Argentina's spy agency in the crossfire Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:47:47 GMT
- Few tears will be shed in Argentina for the disbanding of the country's hated intelligence agency, writes BBC Mundo's Veronica Smink.
- Coder creates smallest chess game Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:18:51 GMT
- A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.
- Questions over Qatar handball stars Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:40:13 GMT
- The coach of Qatar's record-beating World Championship handball squad faces questions about the high number of foreign players in his team.