"There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn't because the book is not there and worth being written -- it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself."
—Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] American author, humorist
- 'Artificial eye' to detect particles Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:12:25 GMT
- The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
- Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT
- A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.
- Ebola health team killed in Guinea Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:45 GMT
- Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
- Don't underestimate USA - McGinley Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:40:37 GMT
- Europe captain Paul McGinley says his side will not underestimate the USA in the Ryder Cup, which starts on Friday.
- Leicester City v Manchester United Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:57:07 GMT
- Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester United.
- The scary element that helps probe space's secrets Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT
- Plutonium may be the most feared substance in the entire periodic table, but it also has peaceful us
- Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:05:11 GMT
- Cokie Van Der Velde, a water and sanitation specialist, has just flown to Liberia - she explains why she decided to go to a place with the deadly virus.
- Boko Haram 'kills dozens' at market Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:49:35 GMT
- Islamist militants from Boko Haram attack a rural market in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing dozens, security officials and witnesses say.
- Philippines storm displaces 200,000 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:34:20 GMT
- Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes.
- Paratroops mark Arnhem WW2 battle Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:43:26 GMT
- Paratroops from Europe and the US are staging parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
- Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT
- Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.
- Blast hits Hezbollah checkpoint Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:40:32 GMT
- A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.
- White House security stepped up Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:48:24 GMT
- The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.
- Witheridge family 'broken' by murder Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:57:49 GMT
- The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island.
- Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:10:07 GMT
- The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.