"Gaylord Perry and Willie McCovey should know each other like a book. They've been ex-teammates for years now."
—Jerry Coleman San Diego Padres announcer
- Plain packs 'no effect on smokers' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT
- A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
- Electrical stimulation 'aids memory' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:17:49 GMT
- Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
- Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:35:08 GMT
- Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.
- Rooney named new England captain Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:18:17 GMT
- Wayne Rooney is named England captain by manager Roy Hodgson, who also calls up four uncapped players.
- The last Armenians of Myanmar Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT
- The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church?
- The parenting lessons to be taken from movies Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT
- It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens.
- Zambia leader sacks potential rival Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:55:16 GMT
- Zambia's leader sacks his justice minister, seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill.
- India launches bank accounts for all Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:30 GMT
- Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
- Venice kicks off with Birdman film Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:43:14 GMT
- The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.
- Strike disrupts Argentine capital Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:24:11 GMT
- Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
- Morsi investigated over 'Qatar leak' Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:00:44 GMT
- Egypt has opened an investigation into ousted President Mohammed Morsi for allegedly handing over secret files to Qatar, state media report.
- US supermarket sale ends bitter feud Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:46:40 GMT
- The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
- Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:47:21 GMT
- Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.
- New hospital food rules introduced Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT
- Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
- Early inspections over abuse scandal Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:44:06 GMT
- Inspections of the children's services at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal are to be carried out early, as the deputy police and crime commissioner resigns and calls for her boss Shaun Wright to go.