"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
- Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:24:13 GMT
- The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.
- Colombia general 'free next week' Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:21:47 GMT
- Colombia's Farc rebels will release five captives, including Gen Ruben Dario Alzate, next week, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
- Bahrain holds disputed election Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:20:19 GMT
- Voters have taken part in Bahrain's first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests in 2011, but many Shias had urged a boycott.
- Obama defends immigration reform Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:22:14 GMT
- US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
- Mental health nursing cuts warning Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:08:02 GMT
- Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.
- May 'bruised' over EU arrest warrant Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:46:54 GMT
- Home Secretary Theresa May says she was left "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.
- Call to sanction failing universities Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:07:53 GMT
- It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.
- Foreign Office 'fails bereaved Britons' Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:05:44 GMT
- The consular service provided by the UK Foreign Office sometimes falls short of what the public "can legitimately expect", a report by MPs says.
- Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT
- The best news photos from around the world
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- Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
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- A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols
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