"There are men that will make you books, and turn them loose into the world, with as much dispatch as they would do a dish of fritters."
—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer
- Redford impresses Cannes critics Thu, 23 May 2013 14:43:07 GMT
- Robert Redford receives a standing ovation for his performance in his survival-at-sea epic All Is Lost at a Cannes Film Festival screening.
- King receives honour from Obama Thu, 23 May 2013 10:07:24 GMT
- US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
- Genetics of white tigers pinpointed Thu, 23 May 2013 16:23:12 GMT
- Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
- Iceland expands volcano monitoring Thu, 23 May 2013 07:39:12 GMT
- Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption.
- Universal flu jab 'edges closer' Thu, 23 May 2013 03:13:25 GMT
- A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.
- Feet home to more than 100 fungi Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:21 GMT
- Fungi live all over the human body but their favourite spots are the heel, under toenails and between the toes, according to a US study.
- Tour chief sorry for 'coloured' remark Thu, 23 May 2013 20:34:46 GMT
- European Tour chief George O'Grady apologises for using the phrase "coloured athletes" while defending Sergio Garcia.
- Europa League incentive considered Thu, 23 May 2013 16:21:34 GMT
- Uefa will announce on Friday whether the Europa League winners will be given a qualifying place in the Champions League.
- Is fussball coming home? Wed, 22 May 2013 03:59:19 GMT
- Thousands of football fans are heading to Wembley for Saturday's all-German Champions League final. Is it the home of German football - as well as English?
- Is the English language conquering France? Wed, 22 May 2013 09:30:02 GMT
- French universities could teach in English. For some, this amounts to a betrayal of the national language - for others it's just accepting the inevitable.
- Mozambique mines 'hurt locals' Thu, 23 May 2013 16:44:06 GMT
- International mining companies operating in Mozambique are failing in their obligation to people displaced by coal mining, says Human Rights Watch.
- US sanctions 'hit NK aid agencies' Thu, 23 May 2013 18:15:22 GMT
- European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
- Pussy Riot member denied parole Thu, 23 May 2013 19:04:59 GMT
- A Russian court denies parole to a hunger-striking member of punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, despite calls for her to be freed.
- J-Lo to create Latino mobile shops Thu, 23 May 2013 10:34:38 GMT
- A chain of mobile phone stores aimed specifically at the Latino market is to be opened by singer and actress Jennifer Lopez
- Kerry condemns Hezbollah over Syria Wed, 22 May 2013 22:55:02 GMT
- US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.