"Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him."
—Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) American religious leader
- Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT
- Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
- Ian McKellen given freedom of London Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:49:16 GMT
- Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.
- Low oxygen 'delayed life on Earth' Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:03 GMT
- Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
- New species of frog in urban jungle Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:36:06 GMT
- Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
- Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia' Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:40:11 GMT
- The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
- Google developing a cancer detector Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:35:15 GMT
- Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
- Murray seals World Tour Finals place Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:22 GMT
- Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
- Giants beat Royals in World Series Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT
- San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
- The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT
- Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
- Can you cheat your way to fitness? Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:41:01 GMT
- Not everyone can get to the gym - but is it really possible to stay fit through everyday household activity?
- Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:16 GMT
- UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
- Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:17 GMT
- Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
- German hostage freed in Nigeria Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:04 GMT
- A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
- Mexico head meets students' families Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:53 GMT
- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
- Tunisia secularists win elections Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT
- Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.