"Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books!"
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
- Sugary drinks warning posters 'work' Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:04 GMT
- Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.
- Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:03 GMT
- William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
- Real's Bale doubtful for Liverpool Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:47:41 GMT
- Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is facing a race to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League game at Anfield.
- Manning breaks NFL touchdown record Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:35:42 GMT
- Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.
- The element that causes arguments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:59:19 GMT
- Uranium is the most divisive of elements. It's been used in nuclear bombs and power stations - both of which fray tempers.
- The forgotten women of the 'war in the East' Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:54:38 GMT
- It's well known how badly Japanese soldiers treated POWs in WW2, but women and children interned in South-East Asia are often forgotten.
- 'Boko Haram raids' despite truce Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:47:07 GMT
- Suspected militant Islamists slaughter people in three villages in northern Nigeria, despite the government announcing a truce agreement, residents say.
- Sri Lanka calls early elections Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:45 GMT
- Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
- Spanish nurse's Ebola test negative Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:39:20 GMT
- The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now tested negative for the virus, the government says.
- Federal police sent to Mexico towns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:58 GMT
- Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
- Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:11:06 GMT
- Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row.
- Body found in US hunt for student Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:54:30 GMT
- Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
- Fire at power station investigated Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:27:56 GMT
- Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
- Strong winds and rain expected in UK Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:10:14 GMT
- Strong winds and rain are expected in many parts of UK on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit, forecasters warn.
- Head's term-time leave 'appropriate' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:35:56 GMT
- A school which has allowed its head teacher to go on holiday during term time says the decision is "appropriate".