05 August 2014 05:39 PM
They once represented the limits of the ancient world. But now, brought low by pollution, overfishing and exploitation by modern man, the seven seas of classical times are among the most polluted and imperilled on earth.
Commonwealth Games 2014 closing ceremony: Glorious Glasgow will be remembered for sunshine, full stadiums and no boos for the English
04 August 2014 08:50 AM
The First Minister said the Games were ‘the best and friendliest ever’. Hear hear, says Jonathan Brown
03 August 2014 11:52 PM
Closing time in Glasgow might once have been thought of as a perilous affair.
03 August 2014 08:38 PM
Presidents Hollande and Gauck attended a ceremony at Vieil Armand in Alsace
01 August 2014 04:35 PM
Locations sought for the much-loved CBeebies character's new home
30 July 2014 06:31 PM
Organisers of the Commonwealth Games sought to limit the long-term damage to the competition’s international reputation tonight after the world’s most famous athlete Usain Bolt was reported to have delivered a crushing verdict on his experience there and describing the sporting jamboree as “a bit shit”.
Staff member at cancer hospital accused of taking bribes for supplying body samples to drug companies
30 July 2014 04:51 PM
MP calls for watchdog to investigate whistleblower's claims
29 July 2014 06:01 PM
It is a unique bond they share: both fierce opponent and closest confidante. Yet forget the tragic curse of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry appears to be spurring athletes on to new levels of success at the Commonwealth Games.
28 July 2014 06:49 PM
Indie music promoter was was a much loved feature at Carter gigs
28 July 2014 04:41 PM
“Who wants to stage a freedom ride?” demands George Arthur, a retired primary school teacher into his loud hailer, causing a forest of hands and walking sticks to be raised skywards. Within moments there's a tense stand-off.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
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- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'