"A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book."
—Thomas Merton (1915-68) American religious writer The Seven Story Mountain, No Man Is an Island
- PM flies back after Woolwich attack Thu, 23 May 2013 04:31:10 GMT
- David Cameron cuts short a foreign trip and returns to London to lead the government response to the suspected terror attack that shocked the capital.
- Refugees 'facing rising dangers' Thu, 23 May 2013 03:35:30 GMT
- Amnesty International says the world has become an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants in its annual report.
- Bomb attack kills Pakistan police Thu, 23 May 2013 05:40:29 GMT
- A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south west Pakistan, officials say.
- Ford to shut Australian production Thu, 23 May 2013 03:02:40 GMT
- Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
- Japan man climbs Everest at 80 Thu, 23 May 2013 05:04:05 GMT
- An 80-year old Japanese man has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest person to scale the world's highest peak.
- US reveals four citizen drone deaths Thu, 23 May 2013 01:55:56 GMT
- US Attorney General Eric Holder confirms that four American citizens have been killed in US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan since 2011.
- Nigeria author Achebe to be buried Thu, 23 May 2013 00:25:12 GMT
- Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.
- Twitter boosts security after hacks Thu, 23 May 2013 00:02:13 GMT
- Micro-blogging site Twitter says it is bringing in a two-step login for users to beef up security following recent high-profile breaches.
- Boston bomb investigators kill man Wed, 22 May 2013 22:30:13 GMT
- A Florida man was shot and killed as he became violent under questioning by Boston bombing investigators, FBI officials say.
- EU in drive against tax evasion Wed, 22 May 2013 17:32:37 GMT
- EU leaders say they are committed to tackling tax evasion and will push for global action to curb banking secrecy.
- US mayor to push tornado shelter law Wed, 22 May 2013 20:55:50 GMT
- The mayor of the tornado-devastated town of Moore in Oklahoma vows to push for a new law on shelters, after Monday's deadly twister.
- Germany tops BBC country image poll Wed, 22 May 2013 23:26:58 GMT
- A poll in 25 countries for the BBC World Service suggests Germany is the most favourably viewed country in the world.
- Cave paintings uncovered in Mexico Thu, 23 May 2013 03:44:21 GMT
- Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
- Churchill and Stalin's 'merry' night Thu, 23 May 2013 01:57:59 GMT
- Wartime talks between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin went slowly until a drinking session lasting until 3am, newly released files reveal.
- Gif inventor says pronounce it 'Jif' Wed, 22 May 2013 13:55:57 GMT
- The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says.