"It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have."
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC?-AD 65) [The Younger] Roman Stoic philosopher, writer, tutor
- Redford impresses Cannes critics Thu, 23 May 2013 14:43:07 GMT
- Robert Redford receives a standing ovation for his performance in his survival-at-sea epic All Is Lost at a Cannes Film Festival screening.
- King receives honour from Obama Thu, 23 May 2013 10:07:24 GMT
- US President Barack Obama honours "living legend" Carole King as he presents her with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
- Trans-US solar plane sets new record Thu, 23 May 2013 08:12:12 GMT
- The Solar Impulse plane sets a new record for distance flown by a solar-powered craft as it completes the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
- Feet home to more than 100 fungi Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:21 GMT
- Fungi live all over the human body but their favourite spots are the heel, under toenails and between the toes, according to a US study.
- Universal flu jab 'edges closer' Thu, 23 May 2013 03:13:25 GMT
- A way of creating more effective vaccines which could protect against a broad range of flu viruses has been reported by US researchers.
- Deadly virus kills Tunisian man Tue, 21 May 2013 14:43:16 GMT
- A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
- Tour chief causes fresh controversy Thu, 23 May 2013 15:08:31 GMT
- European Tour chief George O'Grady uses language that could be construed as racist while trying to defend Sergio Garcia.
- Ferdinand signs new Man Utd contract Thu, 23 May 2013 13:10:02 GMT
- Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signs a one-year contract to extend his Old Trafford career.
- Is fussball coming home? Wed, 22 May 2013 03:59:19 GMT
- Thousands of football fans are heading to Wembley for Saturday's all-German Champions League final. Is it the home of German football - as well as English?
- Is the English language conquering France? Wed, 22 May 2013 09:30:02 GMT
- French universities could teach in English. For some, this amounts to a betrayal of the national language - for others it's just accepting the inevitable.
- SA police anti-crime site hacked Thu, 23 May 2013 13:24:28 GMT
- A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
- Bomb attack kills Pakistan police Thu, 23 May 2013 14:40:50 GMT
- A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
- Uefa reveals new drug-testing plans Thu, 23 May 2013 14:12:49 GMT
- Uefa announces a series of new measures designed to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.
- Cave paintings uncovered in Mexico Thu, 23 May 2013 03:44:21 GMT
- Archaeologists in Mexico find 4,926 cave paintings in red, yellow, black and white in the north-eastern region of Burgos.
- Kerry condemns Hezbollah over Syria Wed, 22 May 2013 22:55:02 GMT
- US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.