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"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
—Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913) British banker, politician, naturalist. British Wild Flowers
- US manhunt for tuberculosis patient Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:44:49 GMT
- Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
- 'New virus' discovered in human gut Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:14:03 GMT
- Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
- Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:27:16 GMT
- Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.
- England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:56:19 GMT
- England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.
- How odd is a cluster of plane accidents? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:56 GMT
- In the space of eight days, three passenger planes have been lost in mid-flight - how unusual a cluster of accidents so close together?
- A country where liberal journalists risk death Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:04:26 GMT
- A writer who gets on the wrong side of religious activists in Pakistan is in severe danger, and may have to vanish to survive.
- South Sudan rebels 'lose key town' Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:02:43 GMT
- Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.
- Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:58:13 GMT
- The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.
- BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:07 GMT
- BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
- Charges over Mexico children's home Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:15:20 GMT
- A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
- UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:20 GMT
- The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
- Homeowner kills 'pregnant burglar' Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:02 GMT
- Authorities in California are investigating whether to charge an elderly man who fatally shot a suspected female burglar who said she was pregnant.
- English councils propose 'Tesco tax' Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:39:59 GMT
- A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
- Rape case stopped as judge 'asleep' Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:46:18 GMT
- A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.
- Train delays after lightning strikes Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:26:27 GMT
- Lightning strikes cause "major disruption" to rail services in England and south Wales.