"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books."
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, The Song of Hiawatha
- West Africa flight ban over Ebola Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:33:43 GMT
- A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.
- Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory' Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:15:25 GMT
- Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.
- England make India batsmen struggle Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:21:46 GMT
- James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.
- Toure confirms future is at Man City Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:16:26 GMT
- Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".
- The pre-nup that can end a happy marriage Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:40:09 GMT
- In parts of Yemen when a brother and sister from one family marry siblings from another, the couples' fates can be locked together regardless of how happy they are.
- The mini version of Britain in WW1 Berlin Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:44 GMT
- In World War One, thousands of British men interned in the German camp Ruhleben took to gardening to feed themselves and improve their living conditions.
- Libya militias seize Benghazi base Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:53:22 GMT
- A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.
- Ten jailed for India school fire Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:00:27 GMT
- Ten people, including the owner of a school , are convicted for a school fire in 2004 in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
- Bank to unveil bonus clawback plan Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:21:46 GMT
- The Bank of England is due to unveil a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
- Death threats to Amazon tribe leader Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:22:57 GMT
- One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.
- France offers Iraq Christians asylum Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:45 GMT
- France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
- Deal on US college sport concussions Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:25 GMT
- The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.
- HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:24 GMT
- HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
- Millions to see power bill cut Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:18:31 GMT
- Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem.
- Airline sued over pilot abuse claims Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:40:57 GMT
- British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.