"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a pleasure beyond compare."
- Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:43:07 GMT
- A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
- Dench and Watson honoured in LA Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:08 GMT
- Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
- Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:27 GMT
- A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
- Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons' Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:22:15 GMT
- A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
- Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT
- The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
- Google developing a cancer detector Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT
- Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
- Gerrard open to move from Liverpool Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:27:03 GMT
- Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.
- Hamilton critical of double points Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:08:58 GMT
- Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
- Can you cheat your way to fitness? Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT
- Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?
- The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT
- Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
- Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT
- Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
- India bans official luxury travel Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:16:37 GMT
- India's government bans first class air travel for bureaucrats, meetings in five-star hotels and purchases of cars in a series of tough austerity measures.
- Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:14:46 GMT
- The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
- Colombian Farc in civilian admission Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
- Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
- Mass graves found in western Iraq Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:29:32 GMT
- Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.