"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."
—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French author, humorist
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:25:56 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:40:19 GMT
- The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.
- VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:50:15 GMT
- Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
- VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:01:37 GMT
- The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.
- VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:36 GMT
- Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access by the military to a recently discovered tunnel.
- Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:01:21 GMT
- A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
- Flying axe near-miss on US motorway Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:46:23 GMT
- A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
- Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:40:17 GMT
- Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:40:42 GMT
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- Tor attack may have unmasked users Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:16:19 GMT
- Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.
- Broken robots 'learn to keep going' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:08:19 GMT
- Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.
- Kylie to headline Games closing show Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:56:40 GMT
- Kylie Minogue will perform at the closing ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, organisers confirm.
- City of Culture boss appointed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:25:16 GMT
- The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.
- Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:50 GMT
- Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.
- Tablet screens to correct sight loss Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:32:32 GMT
- US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.