"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, The Song of Hiawatha
- Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s' Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:03:38 GMT
- The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.
- Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
- Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT
- Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
- Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT
- Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet.
- Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
- Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.
- Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT
- Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
- Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead' Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:40 GMT
- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
- Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:11:44 GMT
- Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.
- Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT
- Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
- Egypt's Sisi to face sole poll rival Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:18:41 GMT
- Left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi will be the only challenger to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt's presidential election, as registration ends.
- Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:51:06 GMT
- Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.
- Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:47:18 GMT
- A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds sends flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.
- Hidden company owners to be revealed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:04 GMT
- Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
- Teachers angry at online insults Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:41:42 GMT
- Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.
- Briton killed in Malaysia crash Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:42:32 GMT
- A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country.