"Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books."
—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit
- Deadly virus kills Tunisian man Tue, 21 May 2013 14:43:16 GMT
- A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
- Bed-sharing 'raises cot death risk' Tue, 21 May 2013 11:47:16 GMT
- Sharing a bed with your newborn baby increases the risk of sudden death syndrome - commonly known as cot death - fivefold, research suggests.
- Murray withdraws from French Open Tue, 21 May 2013 22:31:36 GMT
- Andy Murray withdraws from the French Open because of the back injury that forced him out of the Italian Open.
- Intxausti wins 16th stage of Giro Tue, 21 May 2013 16:21:53 GMT
- Spain's Benat Intxausti wins stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia as Vincenzo Nibali maintains overall control of the race.
- The curious story of how the lie detector came to be Tue, 21 May 2013 09:27:33 GMT
- The science behind the lie detector test has been disputed since its creation 90 years ago, so is there any reliable way to tell if someone is lying?
- The rise of food swapping Tue, 21 May 2013 03:00:11 GMT
- The food swapping movement is taking off the UK with anything from sushi to strawberries on offer.
- Nigeria to free 'terror' women Tue, 21 May 2013 18:03:18 GMT
- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
- Muslims jailed over Burma clashes Tue, 21 May 2013 11:03:40 GMT
- Seven Muslims are jailed for their involvement in religious clashes in the Burmese town of Meiktila that left more than 40 people dead.
- Barroso urges full tax data exchange Tue, 21 May 2013 14:11:11 GMT
- The head of the European Commission tells the European Parliament he will argue for EU-wide exchange of income data to battle tax evasion.
- Rios Montt's conviction annulled Tue, 21 May 2013 10:19:50 GMT
- Guatemala's top court throws out the genocide conviction of ex-leader Efrain Rios, whose trial will now be restarted from the middle of proceedings.
- Fresh bombings in Iraq 'kill 23' Tue, 21 May 2013 21:05:26 GMT
- At least 23 people are killed in new bomb attacks in Iraq, a day after a wave of bombings across the country left at least 70 people dead.
- US tornado rescue effort nears end Tue, 21 May 2013 22:39:24 GMT
- The rescue effort after the Oklahoma tornado that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than first thought.
- Scotland 'can afford independence' Tue, 21 May 2013 16:21:09 GMT
- Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
- 'Sugar daddy' serial conman jailed Tue, 21 May 2013 17:03:48 GMT
- A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" is jailed for seven years.
- Three jailed over fake £1 coin plot Tue, 21 May 2013 17:29:07 GMT
- Three fraudsters are jailed for making 50,000 fake £1 coins in what police describe as the biggest plot of its kind.