"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it."
—James Bryce (1838-1922) British diplomat, historian, known as First Viscount Bryce of Dechmont
- Pakistan's Sohail 'spooked by ghost' Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:55:45 GMT
- Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
- Mr Men and Little Miss in film deal Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:28 GMT
- Film rights for the Mr Men and Little Miss characters are secured by Fox Animation, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises.
- Apple earnings beat expectations Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:58:20 GMT
- Apple reports first quarter earnings of $18bn and record iPhone sales of 74.5 million, beating investor expectations.
- Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:44:13 GMT
- Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
- Web attacks 'growing' in volume Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:32 GMT
- Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
- Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:45:01 GMT
- Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
- Petty given credit on Sam Smith song Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:28 GMT
- Tom Petty is given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit Stay With Me over the similarities to his 1989 track I Won't Back Down.
- Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:51 GMT
- Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
- Best ever view of asteroid Ceres Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:22 GMT
- The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.
- England's environment 'in decline' Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:52:40 GMT
- England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.
- WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks' Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT
- The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
- Dementia 'link' to common drugs Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:27:30 GMT
- A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
- Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:46:02 GMT
- Chelsea are into the League Cup final after a 1-0 extra-time victory over Liverpool in a pulsating semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.
- Armstrong is a scapegoat - McQuaid Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:32:15 GMT
- Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
- The camera that captured readers' lives Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT
- Readers from around the world share their photographs, old and new, taken with Brownie cameras.