"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."
—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel
- Later sunsets 'make kids more active' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:39 GMT
- Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
- 'Hold Qatar World Cup in May' Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:11 GMT
- Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
- Spurs boss hails Lamela wonder goal Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:26:19 GMT
- Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players.
- Reclaiming the swastika Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT
- In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but historically it was used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world.
- US seniors face student loan debt Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:29:15 GMT
- Around the world, student debt is a financial burden for millions - and in the US, a growing number of senior citizens are still repaying the cost of their education into retirement age.
- Boko Haram 'abducts more women' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:54:17 GMT
- Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
- Quetta mourns attacks on Shias Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:04:12 GMT
- Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
- Kosovo minister in key Serbia visit Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:28:04 GMT
- Enver Hoxhaj becomes the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008.
- Honduras drought puts many 'at risk' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:26:52 GMT
- More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.
- US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds' Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:12:04 GMT
- US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
- White House fence jumper arrested Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:04 GMT
- A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
- Payout to mother of secret PC's child Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:34:33 GMT
- The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.
- GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:49:51 GMT
- The economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
- UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:51:43 GMT
- Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
- Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:57:11 GMT
- The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.