"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face... one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."
—Charles Langbridge Morgan
- Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies' Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:40:38 GMT
- Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trigger allergic reactions than raw peanuts, according to an Oxford University study carried out on mice.
- Man Utd £200m off title - Neville Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:07:31 GMT
- Ex-Manchester United player Phil Neville believes the club need another two transfer windows of heavy spending to contend.
- Watson targets Europe's key players Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:40:57 GMT
- US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.
- Ants v humans Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:04:48 GMT
- A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true?
- Getting a driving licence without a test Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:03:59 GMT
- In most places you need to pass a test to get a driving licence - for now Mexico City is an exception.
- More dead in Nigeria church collapse Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:32:00 GMT
- The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
- Ghani praises Afghan vote deal Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:41:31 GMT
- Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.
- UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:12:54 GMT
- The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
- Venezuela launches disarmament plan Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:44:35 GMT
- Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.
- Top Israeli spy Harari dies Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:05 GMT
- Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.
- Hannah police issue arrest warrant Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:37:38 GMT
- Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.
- Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:42:56 GMT
- Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.
- Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:19:23 GMT
- David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State.
- Salmond to make voting age call Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:38:31 GMT
- Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered.
- Rail delay passengers 'dissatisfied' Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:56:37 GMT
- Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.