"There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind."
—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English society figure, letter writer
- Ebola response 'lethally inadequate' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT
- A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
- Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:46:32 GMT
- A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.
- Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:47:56 GMT
- Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
- Wozniacki strolls into US Open semis Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:08:32 GMT
- Caroline Wozniacki loses only one game in beating Sara Errani to set up a US Open semi-final meeting with Peng Shuai.
- Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMT
- Memories of Ernest Hemingway are starting to fade in Paris, despite the American author's celebrated connection with the city.
- How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved? Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:31:21 GMT
- The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?
- Nigeria militants 'seize' major town Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT
- Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.
- S Korea troops die in training drill Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:08:51 GMT
- Two South Korean special forces soldiers have died during training, officials say, amid growing concern over abuse in the military.
- EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:48:41 GMT
- Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.
- 'Cartel links' mayors to be charged Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:33:07 GMT
- Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.
- IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:47 GMT
- Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
- Mass escape from juvenile US prison Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:35:15 GMT
- More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.
- PM to discuss hostage death threat Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:36:01 GMT
- David Cameron will chair a Cobra meeting after a threat by Islamic militants to kill a UK man in a video purporting to show the beheading of a second US journalist.
- UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:39:20 GMT
- The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
- Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:05:13 GMT
- Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.