"Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people."
—Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) German writer, romantic poet, social essays
- Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:45:26 GMT
- Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.
- US hostage mother makes video plea Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:45:03 GMT
- The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.
- Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers' Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:52:52 GMT
- Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.
- Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:29:17 GMT
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.
- Qantas reports its biggest loss ever Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:58:56 GMT
- Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - its biggest ever financial loss.
- Landmark court cases deleted from net Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:41:55 GMT
- Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive.
- Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:02:53 GMT
- The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.
- France's jobless total rises again Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:01:03 GMT
- The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth.
- Chile navy's first openly-gay sailor Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:54:35 GMT
- A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.
- US F-15 jet crashes in Virginia Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:40:57 GMT
- Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
- US girl, nine, kills gun instructor Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:56 GMT
- A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.
- Southern California sees giant waves Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:23:41 GMT
- Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.
- VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:01 GMT
- David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.
- VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle' Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:55 GMT
- Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
- VIDEO: Banksy art sale saves Bristol boys' club Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:40:56 GMT
- The elusive street artist Banksy has helped save a boys club in his home city of Bristol.