"If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago."
—William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist noted for literary criticism
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:41:51 GMT
- Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
- VIDEO: National Gallery in the picture Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:04:01 GMT
- US filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks to Tom Brooks about his documentary on the National Gallery
- VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:47:12 GMT
- Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.
- VIDEO: Fijians cast first votes since 2006 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:28:38 GMT
- Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.
- VIDEO: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:18 GMT
- The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
- Owner's E-Type returns - 46 years on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:40:30 GMT
- An 82-year-old man in Miami is to be reunited with his E-Type Jaguar sports car, 46 years after it was stolen.
- Europeans drawn from three 'tribes' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:46:29 GMT
- Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
- Japan trade deficit narrows in August Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:24:44 GMT
- Japan narrows its trade deficit in August as a fall in imports lowers the country's energy bill for the month.
- NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:05:51 GMT
- NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.
- eBay attack puts its buyers at risk Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:14 GMT
- A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.
- Apple toughens iCloud security Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:04:15 GMT
- Apple has extended the use of two-step verification checks to iCloud back-ups, preventing the use of a tool to download iPhone and iPad back-ups.
- Artists' personal collections on show Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:55:22 GMT
- The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.
- Easy Rider chopper goes under hammer Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:50 GMT
- The customised chopper Peter Fonda rode in 1969 film Easy Rider is expected to fetch more than $1 million (£613,000) when it goes up for auction next month.
- Chin strap turns chewing into power Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:27:12 GMT
- Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.
- Better mobility key for clean cities Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:29:09 GMT
- Effective urban transit systems can encourage people out of their cars and provide a cost-effective way to tackle climate change, a report suggests.