"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible."
—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian
- 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.
- Manager Pulis leaves Stoke City Tue, 21 May 2013 15:25:27 GMT
- Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
- 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 13' Tue, 21 May 2013 09:13:08 GMT
- At least 13 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 and China leaders to hold summit Tue, 21 May 2013 03:11:36 GMT
- The US and Chinese presidents, Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, announce they will hold their first summit in California in June.
- 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.
- Family urges domestic violence probe Tue, 21 May 2013 13:32:32 GMT
- The family of a woman murdered by her ex-partner call for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.
- NHS boss set to retire next year Tue, 21 May 2013 14:29:35 GMT
- The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson is stepping down from the post next year.