"Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before."
—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French author, humorist
- Solar plane sets off again across US Wed, 22 May 2013 11:53:11 GMT
- The Solar Impulse plane, which holds records including the longest manned zero-fuel flight, sets off on the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
- Deadly virus kills Tunisian man Tue, 21 May 2013 14:43:16 GMT
- A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
- Vitamin C can kill drug-resistant TB Wed, 22 May 2013 09:58:41 GMT
- Vitamin C can kill multidrug-resistant TB in the lab, scientists reveal.
- Woods hurt by 'fried chicken' remark Wed, 22 May 2013 14:09:57 GMT
- Tiger Woods condemns "hurtful" jibe as Sergio Garcia apologises for what could be interpreted as a racist remark.
- Pellegrini to leave Malaga Wed, 22 May 2013 13:21:08 GMT
- Manuel Pellegrini paves the way for a move to manage Manchester City after confirming he will leave Spanish club Malaga.
- How religions change their mind Tue, 21 May 2013 02:22:29 GMT
- History suggests that religions that don't change die out - but how do they manage it without undermining themselves?
- Readers' music to banish the blues Tue, 21 May 2013 16:07:58 GMT
- After separate studies pointed to the power of music to lighten the mood, we asked readers what they listened to when needing to cure unhappiness.
- $1bn aid for DR Congo and neighbours Wed, 22 May 2013 14:49:15 GMT
- The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
- N Korea leader sends envoy to China Wed, 22 May 2013 08:10:36 GMT
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sent a special envoy to Beijing, state media announces, amid cooling relations after weeks of tension.
- Icelanders to vote on EU membership Wed, 22 May 2013 15:02:15 GMT
- The new government of Iceland calls off talks with Brussels on EU membership and promises a referendum to give Icelanders their say.
- Rios Montt's conviction annulled Tue, 21 May 2013 10:19:50 GMT
- Guatemala's top court throws out the genocide conviction of ex-leader Efrain Rios, whose trial will now be restarted from the middle of proceedings.
- Ahmadinejad to contest bar on ally Wed, 22 May 2013 11:38:32 GMT
- Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll.
- Montreal told to boil drinking water Wed, 22 May 2013 22:09:06 GMT
- More than one million Montreal residents must boil drinking and cooking water after a mishap at a water treatment plant, officials warn.
- April accused told 'web of lies' Wed, 22 May 2013 18:23:41 GMT
- A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones told a "complex web of lies" about her death, the prosecution says.
- Warning on poor school swimming Thu, 23 May 2013 00:33:27 GMT
- More children may drown without better school swimming provision, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has warned.