"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
- Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading' Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:44:32 GMT
- Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
- 'New attack' on key Nigerian city Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:27:37 GMT
- Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.
- Greek PM offers olive branch on debt Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:20:42 GMT
- Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.
- Protesters back on Hong Kong streets Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:10:18 GMT
- Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.
- Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:08:30 GMT
- Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
- Chile proposes to end abortion ban Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:56 GMT
- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
- Mosque open days to ease 'tensions' Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:13:25 GMT
- Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".
- Whitney's daughter 'found in bath' Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:43:04 GMT
- Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
- Balloonists complete Pacific journey Sun, 01 Feb 2015 01:37:37 GMT
- Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
- New Jersey governor begins UK visit Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:01:38 GMT
- New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
- Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:18:05 GMT
- Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
- VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:04:15 GMT
- A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.
- VIDEO: Tattoo expo: What is 'body modification'? Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:24 GMT
- A look at different types of "body modification" as tattoo artists from around the world gather in Caracas for the 2015 Venezuela Tattoo Expo this weekend.
- VIDEO: One-minute World News Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:49:46 GMT
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- VIDEO: Afghan cricket team heads to World Cup Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:49:05 GMT
- The Afghan cricket team, which is less than two years old, is on its way to Australia to play in their first World Cup.