"During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books."
—Bill Maher Comedian, commentator
- Queen's new coin portrait unveiled Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:55:37 GMT
- A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.
- NZ motorists take bad drivers' keys Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:16:16 GMT
- Motorists in New Zealand are confiscating the keys of people they think are driving dangerously, particularly foreign tourists.
- First tree seeds for Doomsday vault Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:39:48 GMT
- The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
- Irish manufacturing boosts eurozone Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:44 GMT
- Manufacturing in Ireland rose to its highest in over 15 years in February, according to Markit PMI survey
- VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:34:44 GMT
- The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
- Samsung S6 phone has curved screen Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:31:05 GMT
- Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides
- Sony and Microsoft focus on price Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:02:12 GMT
- Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress.
- Leonard Nimoy's funeral held in LA Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:45 GMT
- Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute.
- Dakota Johnson's IS skit criticised Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:28 GMT
- A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter.
- UK to pioneer lagoon power plants Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT
- Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
- Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:54:47 GMT
- Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.
- Distinct ME stages found, says study Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:31:15 GMT
- Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
- S Leone vice-president in quarantine Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT
- The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.
- Pietersen to work on England return Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:38:13 GMT
- Kevin Pietersen will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' comments.
- Terry rules out England return Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:03:21 GMT
- Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.