"There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."
—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer
- Test Ebola drug '100% effective' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
- The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
- Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT
- A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
- Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:14:33 GMT
- Manchester United agree to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
- Gallacher 'should be Ryder Cup pick' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:02:41 GMT
- Former European captain Bernard Gallacher says his nephew Stephen should be named as a Ryder Cup wildcard in this month's event.
- Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:40:17 GMT
- George Orwell was a literary mediocrity and his views on the importance of plain writing are plain wrong, argues writer Will Self.
- Why I stopped wearing the headscarf Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:36:59 GMT
- A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Islamic countries but recently I decided to take mine off. I am still Muslim - just not so visibly.
- Kenya targets 'ghost workers' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:55:56 GMT
- Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
- Japan and India hold security talks Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:00:50 GMT
- Rare earths and a nuclear pact on the agenda as Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Japan's leader, on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
- Germany arms Iraqi Kurds against IS Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:25:48 GMT
- Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.
- Cuba introduces new customs limits Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:37:06 GMT
- Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.
- Iraq crimes 'on unimaginable scale' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:39:49 GMT
- The UN says reports from Iraq "reveal acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale", as the Human Rights Council debates calls for a fact-finding mission.
- US senators urge arms for Ukraine Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:31:21 GMT
- Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
- Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:14:03 GMT
- Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
- Trucker jailed for killing cyclists Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:39:57 GMT
- A lorry driver who killed two cyclists on a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats is jailed for eight-and-a-half years.
- Shot TV host was to face grand jury Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:33:16 GMT
- A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.