"Some books are to be tasted, others swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."
—Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist, statesman
- Light drinking 'is preterm risk' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:15:24 GMT
- Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, according to researchers in Leeds.
- Children's diets 'far too salty' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:56:24 GMT
- Children in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests.
- Manager Powell sacked by Charlton Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:33:25 GMT
- Charlton sack boss Chris Powell with the club bottom of the Championship and are set to replace him with Belgian Jose Riga.
- Do skiing apps encourage dangerous behaviour? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:46:57 GMT
- Smartphone apps which measure skiing speed have been criticised for encouraging dangerous behaviour on the slopes. But are they really so bad?
- Diamonds: Natural and unnatural wonders Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:23:02 GMT
- Diamonds may be the ultimate status symbol, but beautiful specimens no longer come only from deep holes in the ground.
- UN warns of renewed Darfur violence Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:10:49 GMT
- The UN warns about an upsurge in violence in Sudan's Darfur region, saying some 50,000 people had been displaced since the end of February.
- Manila in China blockade protest Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:38:11 GMT
- The Philippines lodges a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal.
- Spain marks Madrid bombs anniversary Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:47:00 GMT
- The families of the 191 people killed in the Madrid train bombings attend a ceremony with Spain's King Juan Carlos to mark the 2004 attacks.
- Venezuelan student killed at protest Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:49:26 GMT
- An anti-government student leader is shot dead at a protest in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal, hours after a government supporter is killed.
- Israel attacks 'hypocrisy' over Iran Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:12:35 GMT
- Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
- US Army sex crimes case in doubt Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:58:37 GMT
- A US army judge says the military may have improperly pressed ahead with the sex crimes trial of a US army general.
- Co-op agrees to Sutherland quitting Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:54:24 GMT
- The Co-operative Group has accepted the resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland, and named his replacement as chief financial officer Richard Pennycook.
- New-look iPlayer unveiled by BBC Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:56:52 GMT
- The BBC has unveiled an update to its on-demand iPlayer service, which will include several new online-only shows for "a BBC Three audience".
- MP 'put hand down victim's trousers' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:45:25 GMT
- A man who is alleged to have been sexually abused by the former deputy speaker of the House of Commons says Nigel Evans put his hand down his trousers twice.
- Bank begins revamp amid forex claim Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:43:21 GMT
- Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the organisation will restructure following claims that some of its officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.