"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."
—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist
- Transatlantic great white 'pregnant' Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:37:08 GMT
- The first great white shark seen to cross the Atlantic may be pregnant, the head of the expedition tracking her says.
- Five million Syrian children in need Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:59:25 GMT
- The number of Syrian children in need has more than doubled in the past year to 5.5 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) says.
- Light drinking 'is preterm risk' Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:15:24 GMT
- Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, according to researchers in Leeds.
- Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (agg 3-1) Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:05:34 GMT
- Arsenal are knocked out of the Champions League as a draw at Bayern Munich puts the holders into the quarter-finals.
- Do massive dams ever make sense? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:32:29 GMT
- A new report argues that large dams are a risky investment - expensive and failing to deliver promised benefits. Why?
- The world of 100% election victories Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:27:34 GMT
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was elected to the rubber-stamp parliament with 100% votes on Monday. He's not the only leader to win an election with ease.
- Ugandans challenge anti-gay law Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:43:57 GMT
- Ugandan rights activists and politicians file a legal challenge to overturn a tough anti-gay law condemned by Western donors.
- India Maoists kill 16 policemen Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:24:44 GMT
- Maoist rebels kill at least 16 policemen in an ambush in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police say.
- Sarkozy loses diary seizures fight Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:18:13 GMT
- France's top court rules that investigators can retain the seized diaries of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling corruption allegations.
- Venezuelan student killed at protest Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:49:26 GMT
- An anti-government student leader is shot dead at a protest in the Venezuelan city of San Cristobal, hours after a government supporter is killed.
- Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:49:11 GMT
- A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
- 'No border' in an independent Quebec Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:59:36 GMT
- Ahead of April's election, separatist Quebec Premier Pauline Marois says an independent Quebec would have no borders or tolls for Canadians.
- Labour outlines EU referendum policy Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:29:44 GMT
- A Labour government would offer an in/out EU referendum - but only if the UK was being asked to transfer more powers to Brussels, Ed Miliband says.
- Mental health cuts 'risk lives' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:38:46 GMT
- Cuts to mental health services in England will put lives at risk, as funds are reduced for schemes aimed at reducing suicides, the government is warned.
- Payday lenders face debt probe Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:01:26 GMT
- Payday lenders will be investigated over the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay their loans, the Financial Conduct Authority says.