"There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends--always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that."
—Donald J. Adams (b. 1924) [Maxwell Smart] American actor
- Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies' Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:38:39 GMT
- The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
- British Ebola nurse travels to US Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:05:23 GMT
- A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
- Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:26:23 GMT
- Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener.
- Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:03:33 GMT
- Cesc Fabregas scores as Chelsea are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener.
- The freedivers who swim with whales Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT
- A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.
- VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers? Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:30:29 GMT
- Juan Vela is one of very few artisans making traditional, handcrafted castanets for Spanish flamenco.
- Nigeria college attacked by gunmen Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:14 GMT
- Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed.
- Taiwan in tougher food penalties Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:33:07 GMT
- Taiwan's government says it will impose harsher penalties for food safety violations after a "gutter oil" scandal.
- Shares plunge after Russian arrest Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:41:55 GMT
- Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.
- Odile storm moves towards Arizona Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:16:04 GMT
- Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.
- Dozens killed in Syria air strikes Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:24:15 GMT
- Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say.
- 'Genius grant' winners announced Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:09:20 GMT
- A physicist, a graphic memoirist and an organiser of home care workers are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" grants.
- IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash' Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:54:55 GMT
- Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.
- Still no suspects in Thailand murders Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:42:32 GMT
- Police in Thailand say they have still not formally identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
- Cash warning for university expansion Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:21:02 GMT
- Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns.