"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
—Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] American author, humorist
- Washington set for Grey's Anatomy Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:52:47 GMT
- Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
- Cowboy 'trick rope physics' revealed Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:20:47 GMT
- A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
- Tree storm damage 'worst since 1987' Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:52:48 GMT
- This winter's extreme winds caused the biggest loss of trees in in more than 20 years, according to the National Trust.
- Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes' Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:13:24 GMT
- Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
- Warning over hospital superbug rise Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:26:05 GMT
- Sixteen patients have died in Manchester over the past four years while infected with a highly resistant superbug, figures show.
- Wales game 'will impact on World Cup' Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:58:03 GMT
- England coach Stuart Lancaster says a win over Wales can have a psychological impact on next year's World Cup.
- How to move a town two miles east Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:26:46 GMT
- A 20-year project to move a town in Lapland two miles from its current location in the Arctic Circle is about to begin.
- When does a lost dog become the finder's property? Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:41:10 GMT
- A family in California spent a week looking for their lost dog, only to find it had been adopted by someone else. What legal rights do US dog owners have?
- Nigerian men lashed for gay acts Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:43:14 GMT
- Four Nigerian men receive 20 lashes each after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicts them of gay sex, officials say.
- Tokyo gas attack cult member jailed Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:14:25 GMT
- A former member of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult, the group which carried out a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo, is been jailed for nine years.
- Sochi ready for biggest Paralympics Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:36:13 GMT
- Russia will welcome the sporting world back to Sochi on Friday when the opening ceremony takes place for the Winter Paralympics.
- Venezuela expels Panama diplomats Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:12:08 GMT
- Venezuela expels Panama's ambassador and three others as President Nicolas Maduro accuses the country of meddling amid ongoing opposition rallies.
- Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:30:42 GMT
- The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
- 'Drunk' man sues Las Vegas casino Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:36:41 GMT
- A US businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) at a Las Vegas casino argues he should not have to pay - because he was too intoxicated.
- Chief vows to restore trust in Met Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:00:49 GMT
- The head of the Metropolitan Police has vowed to win back public trust after a report found officers spied on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.