"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it."
—Moses Hadas (1900-66)
- The restaurants that thrive on insulting their diners Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:32:44 GMT
- A Chinese eatery dubbed "London's rudest" has promised better service. Is insulting your customers ever a good idea?
- The Somali love of 'rude' nicknames Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:38:49 GMT
- Justin Marozzi on Somalia's popular but politically incorrect nicknames.
- Pistorius 'fired gun in anger' - ex Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:53:57 GMT
- An ex-girlfriend tells the Oscar Pistorius trial that he fired a gun from a car, as a security guard tells of the shock of finding him with a dying Reeva Steenkamp.
- Anwar gets jail term for sodomy Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:35:57 GMT
- A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
- Ukraine beat Russia to biathlon gold Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:41:28 GMT
- Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.
- 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.
- Brotherhood 'terrorists', say Saudis Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:03:45 GMT
- Saudi Arabia designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, along with two jihadist groups fighting with the Syrian rebels.
- US general faces assault accuser Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:49:26 GMT
- A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
- Lawrence brother wants inquiry role Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:40:10 GMT
- The brother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence says he wants to take part in the probe into police records after a report showed officers spied on his family.
- Cliffs collapse prompts warning Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:06:59 GMT
- Visitors to Birling Gap in East Sussex are warned to stay away from the cliff edge after a series of chalk falls during the week.
- Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis dies at 82 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:01:20 GMT
- The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, has died.
- Lib Dems push for income tax cuts Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:05:31 GMT
- Raising the income tax allowance to £12,500 will be a Lib Dem demand in any future coalition talks, the party says.
- Day in pictures: 7 March 2014 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:16:59 GMT
- 24 hours of news photos: 7 March
- In pictures: Venezuela remembers Chavez Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:24:55 GMT
- First anniversary of President Chavez's death
- Your pictures: Nature Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:52:21 GMT
- Readers' photos on the theme of nature