"No two persons ever read the same book."
—Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) American literary critic, Axel's Castle, Patriotic Gore
- Cancer-killing cells made in the lab Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:27:46 GMT
- Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
- First transplant of 'dead' heart Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT
- Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
- Suarez happy with 'bittersweet' debut Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:57:28 GMT
- Luis Suarez says it was a "relief" to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.
- Pellegrini remains calm after defeat Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:39:02 GMT
- Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.
- The hardship posting to end all hardship postings Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT
- The furnace-like island that may have inspired an English idiom.
- Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT
- Followers of Jediism have tried to create a belief system that goes beyond the Star Wars films. Does it amount to a new 'religion'?
- Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence' Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT
- Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
- Protesters scuffle at N Korea border Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:04:27 GMT
- Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
- Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT
- The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
- Life terms for Argentina jail crimes Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT
- An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.
- Iran woman's hanging draws protests Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:36 GMT
- Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
- US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:31:24 GMT
- A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.
- Inmate planned kidnap and escape Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:57:41 GMT
- Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned.
- 'Record number' of low-paid Britons Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:00:43 GMT
- A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
- Salmond blames Miliband over Lamont Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:36:05 GMT
- Ed Miliband is to blame for Johann Lamont quitting as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Salmond has claimed.