Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list
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Monday 11 March 2013
Complaints have been made to the BBC that Barry Simmons shouldn’t be allowed to enter another quiz show because he is a ‘professional’
Saturday 09 March 2013
A recognition of excellence or a ticket to a funeral?
Mid-Ulster by-election: campaign eerily quiet as IRA murder victim's son faces alleged killer in polls
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Most assumed it would be a by-election as bitter as any seen in Northern Ireland, not least because one candidate has been accused of involvement in the murder of the father of another.
'Dubious' care of the sick, 'questionable' politics and 'suspicious' finances: University claims Mother Teresa may not have been so saintly
Monday 04 March 2013
Albanian-born nun was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, leaving her just one miracle away from sainthood
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Six decades after Francis Crick helped identify the structure of DNA, the Nobel Prize he received for the discovery is going under the hammer.
Sunday 17 February 2013
The familiar soulful meditations of Polish trumpeter Stanko lift this collaboration with three younger US musicians, including star drummer Gerald Cleaver.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Ask any Italian to name the most mafiosa city in Italy, and there’s a good chance they’ll say not Palermo or Naples … but Venice.
Friday 08 February 2013
Hong Kong’s most famous film star, the martial arts and comedy legend Jackie Chan, has been named a member of the Chinese government’s senior political advisory body.
Saturday 02 February 2013
'I regret turning Clooney down'
Monday 28 January 2013
Researchers at Manchester University have been awarded €1 billion to exploit their discovery of the “wonder material” graphene.
Tombstone: The Untold Story of Mao's Great Famine, By Yang Jisheng, trans. Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian
Friday 25 January 2013
This epic work of testimony and investigation lays bare a Communist crime of the century
Thursday 24 January 2013
Two authors who have had books banned in their own countries have been named on the shortlist of the Man Booker International Prize.
Friday 04 January 2013
Her experience of women’s subordinate role, she said, told her 'I was not cut out to be a wife'
15-year-old girl with missing moniker set to sue Icelandic government in fight to legally use her name
Thursday 03 January 2013
Parents who don't want to take a name from a government list have to apply to a special committee that has the power to say yes or no to the chosen name
Wednesday 02 January 2013
"Are you looking for a job?" James Naughtie asked Dame Ann Leslie on Radio 4's Today, a note of panic in his voice. Now there's an idea. As one of the programme's guest editors, Leslie, the veteran foreign correspondent who famously went to war in a fur coat, arrived like a blast of cold air in a sticky sauna. You can imagine plenty of previous guests proffering feature ideas cobbled together by their agents, but not Leslie. She was first in the office, her sleeves rolled up and ready to kick some serious butt.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds