"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."
- Attack follows news of Afghan talks Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:46:17 GMT
- Four US soldiers have been killed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, hours after the US announced direct talks with the Taliban.
- Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:36:47 GMT
- US President Barack Obama arrives in Berlin at the start of a visit during which he will address crowds at the city's famous Brandenburg Gate.
- Jail reckless bankers, report urges Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:30:45 GMT
- A report commissioned by the UK government calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.
- Nigeria militants kill school pupils Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:23:19 GMT
- Suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria kill at least nine school children, in what survivors suggest is a response to growing vigilante groups.
- Brazil president 'proud' of protests Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:15:32 GMT
- Dilma Rousseff says she is proud so many people are fighting for a better country, as new protests take place in Sao Paulo and other cities.
- Chile to extradite Argentine judge Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:10:00 GMT
- The Chilean Supreme Court approves the extradition of former Argentine judge Otilio Romano, accused of human rights abuses under the military government.
- US surveillance 'foiled 50 plots' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:50:29 GMT
- The head of the US electronic spying agency tells Congress surveillance programmes leaked to media helped thwart 50 attacks since 2001.
- Assange vows to stay in embassy Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:01:50 GMT
- Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange vows to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London even if accusations of sex crimes are dropped.
- Doctors plea for Guantanamo care Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:40:30 GMT
- An open letter published in the Lancet medical journal calls for hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees to receive independent medical care.
- Mali signs peace deal with Tuareg Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:47:59 GMT
- Mali's government signs a peace deal with Tuareg rebels to end conflict in the north in the run-up to elections next month.
- Italy school bomber gets life term Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:06:22 GMT
- An Italian court sentences to life in prison a man who carried out a school bomb attack in 2012, which killed a teenage girl and injured nine others.
- Montreal mayor resigns after arrest Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:49:57 GMT
- Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, a day after his arrest on 14 fraud charges, the latest scandal to hit Canadian local politics.
- Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7m Jeeps Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:13:48 GMT
- Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that could be at risk of fuel tank fires, after initially refusing a US government request to do so.
- Applause is a 'social contagion' Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:04:34 GMT
- The quality of a performance does not drive the amount of applause an audience gives, a study suggests.
- Huawei unveils 'slimmest' smartphone Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:03:46 GMT
- Huawei unveils the world's slimmest smartphone saying the handset will work "miracles" for its brand.