"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
—Ray Douglas Bradbury (b. 1920) American writer of science fiction
- 'No case' to water down CO2 targets Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:28:02 GMT
- Chancellor is told that low-carbon economy will save people money in the long run
- Ulcer pills linked to B12 deficiency Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:04:37 GMT
- Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.
- Artificial sweetener 'is safe' Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:03:14 GMT
- The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
- Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester City Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:01:15 GMT
- Manchester City finish as Group D runners-up despite staging a fine comeback to win 3-2 at European champions Bayern Munich.
- Manchester United 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:56:38 GMT
- Phil Jones scores the winner to ease the pressure on manager David Moyes as Manchester United beat Shakhtar Donetsk.
- Financier taking on Russia’s oligarchy Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:50:28 GMT
- After William Browder’s lawyer died mysteriously in Moscow, he sought justice in a way only a wealthy global financier can.
- How accurate is the Pisa test? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:22:51 GMT
- How does the Pisa international assessment test work, and how much trust should we put in the results? Experts take different views.
- Madagascar village 'hit by plague' Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:24:01 GMT
- A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island confirm.
- Indian general's attackers jailed Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:18:30 GMT
- A Sikh gang convicted of slashing a retired Indian general's throat in a revenge attack for a military operation in India is jailed.
- Putin amnesty may free Greenpeace 30 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:46:03 GMT
- An amnesty drafted by Russia's President Putin could free the two jailed Pussy Riot protesters and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 campaigners.
- Ortega 'could stand for fourth term' Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:46:28 GMT
- A constitutional reform which would allow Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to run for a fourth term is adopted by the National Assembly.
- Abu Qatada denies terror charges Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:25:57 GMT
- Radical cleric Abu Qatada denies terror charges at a Jordanian court, and complains the presence of a military judge means he is being denied a fair trial.
- Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:56:14 GMT
- US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
- UK aims to double dementia funding Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:20 GMT
- The UK will aim to double funding for dementia research by 2025 from the £66m target for 2015, the prime minister says.
- Curb classroom disruption - Ofsted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:52:29 GMT
- Minor disruption and inattention in the classroom have been tolerated in too many of England's schools for too long, Ofsted head warns.