"Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches 102, is penniless, and has all his faculties gone. There is always some woman willing to take a chance on him. (from the Complete Book of Etiquette, 1952)"
- Paracetamol for back pain questioned Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:55:37 GMT
- Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
- Genetic clues to age of first period Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:28 GMT
- The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
- Lampard joins MLS side New York City Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:21 GMT
- Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.
- Renicks sisters claim golden double Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:44:44 GMT
- Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.
- When time stood still Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:31 GMT
- The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima - and its owner, who found peace through forgiveness.
- The deaths uniting women across the world Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:10:42 GMT
- After 13 years, Nato troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan - thousands of soldiers have died but the experiences of their widows differ dramatically.
- SA teachers 'racially abused pupils' Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:44:39 GMT
- South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.
- Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:29:17 GMT
- Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.
- Norway in Syria-linked terror alert Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:34 GMT
- Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
- Aruba detains top Venezuela official Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:55:13 GMT
- The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
- Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:22:06 GMT
- The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.
- Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident' Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:29:16 GMT
- A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
- Met investigated 18 justice campaigns Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:57:57 GMT
- The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
- Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:42:27 GMT
- The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.
- First medals as Glasgow 2014 begins Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:40:34 GMT
- Kimberley Renicks wins Scotland's first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with an impressive victory in the judo at the SECC.