"A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book."
—Thomas Merton (1915-68) American religious writer The Seven Story Mountain, No Man Is an Island
- Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
- Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
- Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
- Liverpool trio on PFA award list Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:56:34 GMT
- Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year title.
- The spooky world of the 'numbers stations' Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT
- This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
- Should drug firms make payments to doctors? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:46:27 GMT
- Critics have blamed payments by drugs firms to US doctors for encouraging risky and wasteful prescription habits. What difference have payments made, and will forcing companies to disclose them help?
- French troops free Mali aid workers Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:20:05 GMT
- French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.
- Australia navy captains disciplined Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:03 GMT
- An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.
- French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:25 GMT
- The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
- Brazilian police end strike over pay Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:14 GMT
- Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
- US freeing Iran funds as deal 'kept' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:30:38 GMT
- The United States is to release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
- Obama: Healthcare law 'is working' Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:54:12 GMT
- President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers.
- Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:56:31 GMT
- A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
- Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:11 GMT
- David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.
- Image released following sex attacks Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:32:58 GMT
- Police investigating two sexual assaults in St Andrews release a CCTV image of a man they want to question.
- Second earthquake hits East Midlands Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:25:58 GMT
- Experts confirm the Rutland town of Oakham has had its second earthquake in two days.