"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, The Song of Hiawatha
- Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke' Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:12:20 GMT
- Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.
- Liberian Ebola patients 'found' Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:33:49 GMT
- Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC.
- Barcelona transfer ban stays in place Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:47:29 GMT
- Barcelona will not be able to sign players until January 2016 after Fifa reject the club's appeal against a transfer ban.
- Rodriguez scores in Madrid derby Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:13:14 GMT
- New signing James Rodriguez scores his first goal for Real Madrid in a 1-1 Spanish Super Cup draw with Atletico Madrid.
- 10 theories on how uptalk originated Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:13:07 GMT
- The Magazine's recent piece on uptalk - the habit of making statements sound like questions - prompted lots of emails.
- Could the cravat make a comeback? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:41:38 GMT
- Noted cravat-wearer Nicholas Parsons has lamented the neckwear's retreat from front-line fashion.
- Exiled SA writer's remains go home Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:31:09 GMT
- The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.
- Pakistan cleric blocks parliament Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:06:29 GMT
- Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri calls on followers to block access to the parliament building, as Islamabad protests continue.
- Tornado fighters collide in Italy Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:22:58 GMT
- Two Italian military fighter jets collide and crash during a training exercise near Ascoli and the four people on board are reported missing.
- Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:39:51 GMT
- Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.
- UN launches northern Iraq aid push Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:09:43 GMT
- The UN launches an operation to reach more than 500,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
- NY weighs charges in chokehold death Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:37:05 GMT
- A New York grand jury weighs criminal charges against a police officer in the death of a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold.
- PM condemns journalist 'beheading' Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:35:19 GMT
- The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was "shocking and depraved", UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
- Bank of England split over rate rise Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19:43 GMT
- Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
- Neglect 'left girl unable to walk' Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:37:34 GMT
- A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.