"A bad book about the love of God remains a bad book."
—Thomas Merton (1915-68) American religious writer The Seven Story Mountain, No Man Is an Island
- Sugary drinks warning posters 'work' Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:04 GMT
- Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.
- Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:03 GMT
- William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
- Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:58:23 GMT
- Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" by the prospect of driving his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
- Navratilova slams ITF over Williams Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:58:52 GMT
- Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
- The element that causes arguments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:59:19 GMT
- Uranium is the most divisive of elements. It's been used in nuclear bombs and power stations - both of which fray tempers.
- The forgotten women of the 'war in the East' Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:54:38 GMT
- It's well known how badly Japanese soldiers treated POWs in WW2, but women and children interned in South-East Asia are often forgotten.
- Zambia's Sata goes for health check Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:38:22 GMT
- Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
- Sri Lanka calls early elections Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:30 GMT
- Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
- Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:17:16 GMT
- David Cameron promises to set out plans by Christmas to further curb the rights of EU migrants after European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warns of risks
- Federal police sent to Mexico towns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:42:58 GMT
- Mexican federal police are put in charge of security in towns surrounding Iguala, the city where 43 students went missing more than three weeks ago.
- Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:11:06 GMT
- Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row.
- Seven women's bodies found in US Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:07:13 GMT
- A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
- Fire leaves half power station shut Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:09 GMT
- RWE npower, the owner of Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, says half of the site will remain out of action indefinitely after a fire.
- Twin guilty of murdering brother Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:59:02 GMT
- A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.
- Child poverty targets 'won't be hit' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:34:29 GMT
- The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.