Personal tools
You are here: Home Resources
"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."

—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial

 

World News From BBC



Obama vows response to Sony hack 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:35:02 GMT 
    President Obama vows to respond to North Korea's alleged cyber-attack on Sony and calls the decision to cancel the film The Interview a mistake.


Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:50:38 GMT 
    Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.


Fifa agrees to release Garcia report 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:25 GMT 
    Fifa changes its mind and agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.


Turkey issues warrant for Gulen 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:17:08 GMT 
    Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.


Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:36:26 GMT 
    The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.


Eight children found dead in Cairns 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:50:23 GMT 
    Eight children are found dead at a home in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after stabbings, with the mother of at least seven suffering stab wounds.


China rules against 'gay therapy' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:28:10 GMT 
    China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.


Kenya leader signs tough security law 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:40:03 GMT 
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.


Kurds 'break IS mountain siege' 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:37:31 GMT 
    Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.


Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:51:45 GMT 
    One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.


Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:38 GMT 
    Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.


Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:44:54 GMT 
    Former UK model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.


VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:02:34 GMT 
    A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.


VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:17:13 GMT 
    Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.


VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:29:47 GMT 
    It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
Library Catalog

Advanced Search
Your Account
More Research Help
Need more help?
firstsearch-side
(Please contact your local library for login information.)
Search the Web
Google