"[A] book ... unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication' ... can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed."
—Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) American critic, natrualist, writer, The Modern Temper
- Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s' Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:03:38 GMT
- The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.
- Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
- Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
- Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT
- Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
- Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT
- Few chemicals are as familiar as table salt. The white crystals are the most common food seasoning in the world and an essential part of the human diet.
- Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
- Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.
- Algeria militants kill 14 soldiers Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:36:05 GMT
- Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
- Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead' Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:40 GMT
- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
- Top aide to French president resigns Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:51:40 GMT
- A close aide to French President Francois Hollande resigns following allegations he had a conflict of interest in a previous post.
- Colombia to honour Garcia Marquez Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:41:56 GMT
- Colombia announces its own ceremony to honour author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was cremated in Mexico, where he lived for more than 30 years.
- Yemen drone strike kills militants Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:33:17 GMT
- A drone attack in south Yemen has killed at least three suspected al-Qaeda fighters, defence officials and local tribal chiefs say.
- US 'delays' Keystone XL decision Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:20:31 GMT
- The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
- Flood defences mended for thousands Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:21:56 GMT
- Flood defences and other protections are restored for more than 100,000 properties left at risk after this winter's severe weather.
- Hidden company owners to be revealed Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:04 GMT
- Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
- Teachers angry at online insults Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:41:42 GMT
- Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.
- Briton killed in Malaysia crash Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:42:32 GMT
- A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country.