"The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom; And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former."
—Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) Self Help -1859
- Nigeria voting extended to Sunday Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:40:31 GMT
- Elections in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, are extended to Sunday in parts of the country after delays and a number of attacks.
- Alps co-pilot 'predicted notoriety' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:13:08 GMT
- The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps predicted "one day everyone will know my name", his ex-girlfriend says.
- Jihadists in Syria 'capture Idlib' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:18:35 GMT
- Islamist militants capture the north-western Syrian city of Idlib for the first time, monitoring groups and jihadists say.
- Yemen leader accuses 'Iran stooges' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:32:26 GMT
- Yemen's president accuses Iran of destabilising his country, as Saudi Arabia vows to continue air strikes until Yemen is "stable and safe".
- Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:48:03 GMT
- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.
- Iran nuclear talks 'enter endgame' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:54:05 GMT
- Talks aimed at restricting Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief enter their final days, ahead of an end of March deadline.
- Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:12:42 GMT
- Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.
- Graphene light bulb set for shops Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:51:01 GMT
- A light bulb made from graphene - said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon - is to go on sale later this year.
- Hamilton on pole in torrential rain Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:54:21 GMT
- Lewis Hamilton takes pole despite appearing to be blocked by Nico Rosberg after spectacular thunderstorms delay qualifying.
- James Bond star denies racism Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:07:34 GMT
- Sir Roger Moore, star of seven Bond movies, denies there was any implication of racism towards Idris Elba.
- 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.
- VIDEO: India 'looking strong' in World Cup Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:24 GMT
- India have looked very impressive in the cricket World Cup, and cricket columnist Ayaz Memon has been speaking to the BBC in Mumbai on their chances of winning the tournament.
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