"There is no reason why the same man should like the same book at 18 and at 48."
—Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) American writer, poet, Cantos, ABC of Reading
- Nigeria declared free of Ebola Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:44 GMT
- The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.
- 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.
- West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:53:38 GMT
- Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.
- Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:58:23 GMT
- Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" by the prospect of driving his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
- On the tracks of Australia's last record maker Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT
- How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press.
- Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:16:37 GMT
- Hugh Schofield reveals the colourful history of the British ambassador's residence in Paris - courtesy of the butler.
- Zambia's Sata goes for health check Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:38:22 GMT
- Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
- Sri Lanka calls early elections Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:30 GMT
- Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
- Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:12:34 GMT
- Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
- 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.
- Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:53 GMT
- Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
- Flights axed due to weather warning Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:46:16 GMT
- Heathrow cancels around 10% of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of the London airport as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to hit the UK.
- Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:02:55 GMT
- Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.
- Plan to jail armed muggers longer Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:17:01 GMT
- Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.