As the Russian engineer passes away, aged 94, here are five quick-fire facts to get you up to bullet-speed, pronto
Like many such hackneyed quotations, the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice is often trotted out in contexts that turn its meaning around
150,000 people lined up to pay respects to the so-called 'Red Napoleon'
By the time 15 heavily armed Taliban fighters were spotted on the airfield at Camp Bastion at around 10pm, it was too late to prevent an attack that struck at the heart of Britain’s main base in Afghanistan.
‘Not much evidence’ for long-term problems over the past 50 years, Norwegian researchers conclude
He looks a little confused.
Out of America: The CIA whistleblower struck a blow for us all, but his 1970s predecessor showed how to win
Charge carried possible life sentence, although he will now be sentenced after convictions on lesser charges of espionage and theft
Viktor Kulikov was among the very last survivors of the old Soviet military establishment, a Second World War veteran unswerving in his lifelong communism and suspicion of the West, who rose to be the top commander of the Warsaw Pact and a key figure in the crisis that led to the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981.
David Usborne reports on the historic court martial of Bradley Manning which opens on Monday
Is Bob Dylan “unworthy” of the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest civilian award? The head of the institution which decides on the recipients appears to think so.
The arrest of Rabbi Susan Silverman attracted unexpected attention when her famous sister - the comedian Sarah Silverman - tweeted about it
What can simultaneously burst your eardrums, create stomach churning sensations and cause everything around you to reverberate violently? The answer is simple. Being in close proximity to a series of state-of-the-art military jets taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, USA, feeling the heat from the engines and admiring the glow of their afterburners as they shoot off into the heart of the Nevada desert to take part in the most famous and exacting training exercise in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.
40 years ago, David Henderson was an avid listener to the radio great. Now his treasured tapes are helping to fill a gap in the BBC’s history
President Obama promises to use “whatever power” his office holds to prevent “more tragedies likes this.”
The body of Cambodia's former king, Norodom Sihanouk, will be displayed for up to three months before a large state funeral is held for the mercurial and widely loved monarch who died after suffering a heart attack.