"A best seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well."
—Daniel J (oseph) Boorstin (b. 1914) American Gov't Official, Librarian of Congress
- 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.
- Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up' Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:17:13 GMT
- Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
- Hamilton 'not thinking about title' Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:32:48 GMT
- Lewis Hamilton insists the World Championship was not on his mind, despite taking the lead for the first time in four months.
- Nadal pulls out of inaugural IPTL Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:02:36 GMT
- Rafael Nadal withdraws from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League to focus on preparing for the 2015 season.
- Getting a driving licence without a test Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
- In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception.
- 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
- Kenya marks Westgate mall attack Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:33:55 GMT
- Kenya is marking a year since the attack by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, in which at least 67 people were killed.
- Angry India students extend boycott Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:38:22 GMT
- Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University say they will continue a boycott despite a government vow to investigate a sexual assault on a female student.
- Siemens acquires US firm for $7.6bn Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:32:50 GMT
- Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
- Peru creates anti-logging commission Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:49:24 GMT
- The Peruvian authorities announce a new anti-logging commission after the killings of four indigenous leaders in the Amazon rainforest.
- Deal to end Yemen crisis signed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:00:06 GMT
- The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels sign an agreement aimed at ending the political crisis which has gripped the country for weeks.
- GM recalls cars over brake defect Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:35:21 GMT
- American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
- Cameron hosts 'English votes' summit Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:43:59 GMT
- The prime minister is to meet with key Conservative figures to discuss his plans to limit the voting rights of Scottish MPs on English issues.
- Labour would extend child benefit cap Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:07:41 GMT
- Labour plans to retain for a further year a coalition policy limiting the annual increase in child benefit to 1%, Ed Balls will tell his party's conference.
- Thai murder police expand DNA tests Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:44:43 GMT
- Thai police expand DNA testing on the island of Koh Tao to try to identify the killers of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.