"Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches 102, is penniless, and has all his faculties gone. There is always some woman willing to take a chance on him. (from the Complete Book of Etiquette, 1952)"
- No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:52:24 GMT
- Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".
- Lawyers quit director's sex case Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:57:10 GMT
- Two lawyers acting for a man who claims he was sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer as a teenager ask to withdraw from the case.
- Birds beat machines in hover test Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:18 GMT
- Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.
- How faces drive first impressions Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:36 GMT
- UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
- West Africa flight ban over Ebola Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT
- A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.
- Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:15:25 GMT
- Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.
- Kallis retires from internationals Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:57 GMT
- South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38.
- Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:41 GMT
- Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.
- The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT
- In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.
- The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT
- In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions.
- Cameroon army officers sacked Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:55:43 GMT
- Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.
- Khmer Rouge duo begin genocide trial Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:14:29 GMT
- The last two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are to begin their second trial, this time for genocide, in Phnom Penh.
- Aer Lingus reports improved fortunes Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:42:57 GMT
- Aer Lingus reports a "significant" improvement in its operating profit over the last six months, which rose by 40% compared to the same period last year.
- Colombian city on alert after attack Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:20:58 GMT
- After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.
- Libya militias seize Benghazi base Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:53:22 GMT
- A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.