"To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves."
—Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715-71) French philosopher, encyclopedias
- Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:11:15 GMT
- Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.
- Farming 'vital for global growth' Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:46:34 GMT
- Scientific agricultural advances can help "climate-proof" farming systems around the globe, especially in developing nations, a conference will hear.
- Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:55:54 GMT
- Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
- Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:11:02 GMT
- Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
- Liverpool 2-2 Middlesbrough Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:25:42 GMT
- Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in an extraordinary penalty shootout to progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.
- McIlroy has outgrown me - McDowell Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:54:23 GMT
- Graeme McDowell admits Rory McIlroy's four majors and world number one status may mean the end for their Ryder Cup partnership.
- How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:14:49 GMT
- Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city - new archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets.
- Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic? Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:54:13 GMT
- Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight says Birmingham's accent is "very difficult to get right". Why?
- Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal' Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:14:50 GMT
- About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
- Australian 'terror suspect' killed Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:25:30 GMT
- A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.
- Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:07:16 GMT
- Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.
- Row over Galapagos tortoise's body Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:33:11 GMT
- A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
- Israel murder suspects shot dead Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:14 GMT
- Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.
- Charge in US teen disappearance Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:18:18 GMT
- A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
- No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:23:38 GMT
- The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.