"We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies--in the minds of those closest to the work. It's been there in front of our noses all along while we've been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese--or at least manage like them."
—John F. Welch
- Woolwich: Security services defended Fri, 24 May 2013 10:05:16 GMT
- The UK government defends the security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London.
- Explosion shakes central Kabul Fri, 24 May 2013 13:23:07 GMT
- There has been a large explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, followed by an apparent attack on a security forces building.
- RAF jets scrambled after incident Fri, 24 May 2013 13:21:30 GMT
- RAF Typhoon jets are launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian plane from Pakistan within UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence says.
- UN hails 'historic' Obama drone vow Fri, 24 May 2013 13:11:35 GMT
- The lawyer leading the UN's inquiry into drones welcomes President Obama's speech as a "significant step towards increased transparency".
- Syria 'to attend peace conference' Fri, 24 May 2013 10:29:43 GMT
- Russia says the Syrian government has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference set to be held in Geneva in June.
- Powerful quake off Russia east coast Fri, 24 May 2013 08:31:50 GMT
- A strong earthquake strikes off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east, but an initial tsunami warning issued by the authorities is lifted.
- India soldiers die in Kashmir ambush Fri, 24 May 2013 06:56:32 GMT
- Four soldiers are killed in an ambush by suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
- US road bridge falls into river Fri, 24 May 2013 13:12:35 GMT
- The collapse of a road bridge over the Skagit river in the north-west US state of Washington was caused by an oversize lorry's crash, say officials.
- 'Comfort women' snub Japan mayor Fri, 24 May 2013 09:27:14 GMT
- Two South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in WWII cancel a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, citing fears of "political exploitation".
- Cockroaches evolving to evade traps Fri, 24 May 2013 00:18:40 GMT
- Cockroaches are outsmarting our efforts to kill them by evolving to avoid the taste of sugar traps, a study reveals.
- 'Poor response' to Iraq abuse claims Fri, 24 May 2013 11:06:04 GMT
- The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
- Giro stage cancelled because of snow Fri, 24 May 2013 12:43:27 GMT
- Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia is cancelled because of heavy snow and Saturday's stage 20 is re-routed.
- Nasa to lease shuttle launch pad Thu, 23 May 2013 23:26:57 GMT
- Nasa is looking for commercial operators to lease a historic launch pad in Florida used for the first Moon missions and by the space shuttles.
- Online appeal unearths old web page Fri, 24 May 2013 10:27:41 GMT
- A public appeal for help to recover the very first web page has unearthed a relic from 1991.
- VIDEO: Cockroaches evolve to beat traps Fri, 24 May 2013 09:20:53 GMT
- A mutant strain of cockroach that can outsmart the sugar traps used to kill them has evolved, scientists in the US have found.