"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value."
—Carl Sagan (b. 1934) American astronomer noted for research for extraterrestrial life
- Rare bear cub found outside circus Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:12:51 GMT
- A rare two-week-old Asiatic black bear cub is found abandoned in a box outside a Russian circus.
- Somali pirates free Thai fishermen Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:49:53 GMT
- Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.
- Nepalese officer 'ordered torture' Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:18:38 GMT
- A Nepalese army officer ordered the torture of two suspected rebels during the country's civil war, a British court hears.
- Third arrest in Copenhagen shootings Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:56:45 GMT
- Danish police arrest a third man suspected of aiding a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen earlier this month.
- Argentine president case dismissed Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:41 GMT
- A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.
- PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John' Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:03:55 GMT
- The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.
- Duelling bills as US shutdown looms Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:19:29 GMT
- The Senate has passed full funding for homeland security shortly after the House passed its own short-term version as a shutdown deadline looms.
- Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:14 GMT
- Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
- Spy watchdog 'taken in' by spies Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:28:38 GMT
- Tory MP David Davis accuses Sir Malcolm Rifkind's Intelligence and Security Committee of being taken in by the "glamour" of spying and failing to do its job properly.
- Priest found guilty of sex abuse Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:29:51 GMT
- A Catholic priest is found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage boy at a children's home in west London.
- Fearne Cotton is leaving BBC Radio 1 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:11:21 GMT
- The DJ is leaving the music station for a "new chapter" and has also revealed she is expecting another baby.
- Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:56:41 GMT
- News photos from around the world
- Halfway in 24-year photo project Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:50:50 GMT
- Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
- Your pictures: Gardens Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:13:02 GMT
- Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens
- Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:11:56 GMT
- Highlights from this year's ceremony in London