"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
—Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913) British banker, politician, naturalist. British Wild Flowers
- Farc warning on release of general Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:17:00 GMT
- Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
- Volleyball woman out of Iran prison Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:42:25 GMT
- British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
- Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:49:49 GMT
- Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
- Ransom ban among anti-terror measures Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:21:12 GMT
- Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary.
- RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:07:24 GMT
- Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
- Price wars lead to food firms closing Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:23:46 GMT
- A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.
- Ex-minister to call for UK's EU exit Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:11:34 GMT
- Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
- The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:15:29 GMT
- The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
- Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT
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- Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
- Picture power: Bird flu Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:38:24 GMT
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- A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
- Day in pictures: 20 November 2014 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:08:45 GMT
- 24 hours of news images: 20 November
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