"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
- Canada 'will never be intimidated' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:47 GMT
- Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.
- Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:08:21 GMT
- Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
- Boko Haram 'abducts more women' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
- Dozens of women and girls are abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants, despite an alleged truce, residents say.
- Injured Schumacher makes 'progress' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:26:15 GMT
- A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
- Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:31:16 GMT
- Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.
- US-led Syria strikes 'kill 553' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:01:23 GMT
- US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
- Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:14:37 GMT
- Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
- White House fence jumper arrested Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:07:04 GMT
- A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the president's residence in Washington.
- Japan minister in sex bar funds row Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:51:04 GMT
- Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
- Air chiefs quit over Total boss death Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:32:18 GMT
- The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
- EU eyes new green energy targets Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:21:40 GMT
- An EU summit gets under way shortly in Brussels seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
- India's Modi visits Siachen glacier Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:04:04 GMT
- Indian PM Narendra Modi makes a brief visit to the Siachen glacier on his way to Indian-administered Kashmir to spend the Diwali festival looking at the damage caused by last month's floods.
- VIDEO: 'Britain will support IS strategy' Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:04:46 GMT
- The US envoy tasked by President Obama with leading the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria tells BBC Newsnight says Britain will "support us".
- VIDEO: Louisiana's vanishing voodoo culture Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:55:59 GMT
- The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.
- VIDEO: Ukraine elections: 'We've had enough of looking east' Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:43:28 GMT
- Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.