"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
- Bunions 'blame family not footwear' Mon, 20 May 2013 06:45:37 GMT
- The risk of developing bunions - bony growths on the big toe - is linked to your family, not your shoes, a US study has shown.
- Cancer risk gene testing announced Mon, 20 May 2013 13:07:39 GMT
- A pioneering programme to test cancer patients for nearly 100 risk genes is to start in London and could represent the future of treatment in the NHS.
- Vettori in line for NZ Test return Mon, 20 May 2013 12:42:33 GMT
- New Zealand's Daniel Vettori could play in the second Test against England after Bruce Martin is ruled out with injury.
- Wilshere reveals new England kit Mon, 20 May 2013 13:13:23 GMT
- Jack Wilshere tweets a picture of the new England kit, which is set to be worn for the first time against the Republic of Ireland.
- The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise' Sat, 18 May 2013 23:46:02 GMT
- Anthony Denselow reports on the captured pirates who end up in the tiny island nation of Seychelles.
- The world's largest camel herd - in Australia Sat, 18 May 2013 23:38:19 GMT
- Kangaroos and koalas are possibly the best-known Australian wildlife, but thriving in the outback are more surprising residents - camels. There are now thought to be 750,000 roaming in the outback, making it the biggest wild herd in the world.
- Boko Haram militants 'in disarray' Mon, 20 May 2013 11:21:56 GMT
- The Nigerian military says that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" as a result of its offensive against them, however it has not produced any evidence.
- Karachi tense as PTI 'wins revote' Mon, 20 May 2013 09:03:13 GMT
- The Pakistani city of Karachi is braced for more protests, as results emerge from a partial re-run of elections held after violence and fears of rigging on polling day.
- 'No proof' Israel shot Gaza child Mon, 20 May 2013 12:53:00 GMT
- An Israeli government investigation concludes a French news report in 2000 which blamed Israeli troops for shooting dead a Palestinian child was baseless.
- Colombia's Farc want 'more time' Sun, 19 May 2013 21:47:10 GMT
- Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
- Morsi rules out Sinai hostage talks Mon, 20 May 2013 01:14:18 GMT
- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rules out negotiating with the abductors of seven security personnel seized last week in the Sinai peninsula.
- Canada PM aide quits in expenses row Sun, 19 May 2013 22:08:01 GMT
- Nigel Wright, chief of staff of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigns over his role in a growing expenses scandal.
- Don't derail gay marriage - Clegg Mon, 20 May 2013 12:40:26 GMT
- Nick Clegg warns against attempts to "hijack" proposals to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales amid opposition from some MPs.
- Second body found after house blast Mon, 20 May 2013 11:55:51 GMT
- A man and a woman are found dead at the scene of a suspected gas explosion at a Nottinghamshire house.
- Briton in court over child killings Mon, 20 May 2013 13:16:59 GMT
- A 47-year-old British man living in France has been arrested and could soon be charged with killing his two children, aged five and 10.