"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."
—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide
- Colombia general 'free next week' Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:21:47 GMT
- Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
- Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:18:21 GMT
- Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
- Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:09:42 GMT
- The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
- UK 'unlikely to meet' migration target Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:30:49 GMT
- EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says.
- 'Up to five' terror plots stopped Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:06:43 GMT
- Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says.
- Charing Cross reopens after fire Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:17:02 GMT
- London's Charing Cross station reopens after a fire on a train, with some passengers describing panic and fears of a bomb.
- Abuse claims 'tip of iceberg' - May Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:07:03 GMT
- Claims of historic sexual abuse that have emerged are the "tip of the iceberg", Home Secretary Theresa May says.
- Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT
- The best news photos from around the world
- Day in pictures: 21 November 2014 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:30 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 21 November
- In pictures: Snow chaos in north-eastern US Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:54:20 GMT
- Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
- Picture power: Bird flu Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT
- The story behind the picture
- In pictures: Mike Nichols films Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:30 GMT
- A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
- Day in pictures: 20 November 2014 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:45 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 20 November
- In pictures: Scarcity and Waste Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:11:28 GMT
- Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
- Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:59:56 GMT
- Expressions of hope through art in Iraq