"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."
—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist
- Knox and Sollecito cleared in Italy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:31:27 GMT
- Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
- Alps air crash co-pilot knew region Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:03:13 GMT
- The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner into the French Alps knew the region from gliding holidays, people who knew him say.
- Duo begin year-long space trip Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:53:36 GMT
- US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko arrive for 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.
- Ten dead in Somali hotel attack Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:30:23 GMT
- Militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least ten people including a senior diplomat.
- Nigerians to choose new president Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:20:14 GMT
- Voting is to begin in Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, to elect a new president.
- Silicon Valley firm wins bias case Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:54 GMT
- A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.
- Fresh air strikes hit Yemen rebels Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:47:53 GMT
- Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bomb Yemen for a third night, targeting Shia Houthi rebels as they advance in and around the port of Aden.
- Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:59:13 GMT
- The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
- Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:10:12 GMT
- Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.
- US gives permit to rhino hunter Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:59:59 GMT
- A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.
- Several missing after NYC blast Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:58:35 GMT
- At least two people are missing and one other is unaccounted for after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse.
- Sex abuse 'cover-up' inquiry extended Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:55:10 GMT
- Three new investigations into alleged corruption by the Metropolitan Police over claims of child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog.
- VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT
- Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".
- VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT
- Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.
- VIDEO: China warning over global warming Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT
- The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.