"Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for."
—Alice Walker (b. 1944) American writer, Meridian, The Color Purple
- Man walks again after transplant Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT
- A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
- Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:59:34 GMT
- Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
- Kompany angered by away fans ban Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:44:04 GMT
- Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.
- Roma 1-7 Bayern Munich Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:21:26 GMT
- Bayern Munich record their biggest ever away win in the Champions League as they thrash Roma.
- The man who magically made maths fun Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:32 GMT
- The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa.
- The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
- Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.
- Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:26 GMT
- South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
- Indian girl, 3, 'raped' in school Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:46:07 GMT
- Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.
- Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:03:27 GMT
- Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.
- Press freedom in Americas 'worsens' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:45 GMT
- Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
- IS video 'shows man stone daughter' Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:45:16 GMT
- The Islamic State group has released an undated video that appears to show an elderly Syrian man stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery.
- Infant bodies found in Canada locker Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:44 GMT
- The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.
- UK 'not deporting enough criminals' Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:10 GMT
- The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.
- Abuse inquiry head 'should resign' Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:42:22 GMT
- The head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse should step down, a lawyer representing victims tells the BBC.
- GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:35:58 GMT
- Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.