"Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive."
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC?-AD 65) [The Younger] Roman Stoic philosopher, writer, tutor
- Test Ebola drug '100% effective' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:16 GMT
- The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
- Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:39 GMT
- A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
- Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:14:33 GMT
- Manchester United agree to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
- Man Utd complete £13.8m Blind deal Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:34:19 GMT
- Manchester United sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax for £13.8m.
- Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:40:17 GMT
- George Orwell was a literary mediocrity and his views on the importance of plain writing are plain wrong, argues writer Will Self.
- Why I stopped wearing the headscarf Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:36:59 GMT
- A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Islamic countries but recently I decided to take mine off. I am still Muslim - just not so visibly.
- Kenya targeting 'ghost workers' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:44:00 GMT
- Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
- Official heckled amid HK poll anger Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:24:23 GMT
- Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.
- Nato plans rapid response force Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:28:51 GMT
- Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
- Cuba introduces new customs limits Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:37:06 GMT
- Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.
- Libya militias 'seize ministries' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:06:17 GMT
- Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
- Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:02:35 GMT
- The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
- British Ebola patient 'pretty well' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:41:03 GMT
- The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.
- Boris Island airport plan 'rejected' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:23:11 GMT
- A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
- Abuse researcher 'faced hostility' Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:00:14 GMT
- A Home Office researcher who wrote a report on sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham in 2002 tells BBC Panorama she faced 'hostility' from the council.