Personal tools
You are here: Home Resources Good Reads
Search the Web

"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."

—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer


World News From BBC

Greek PM: Say 'No' to 'blackmail' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:31:03 GMT 
    Greece PM Alexis Tsipras urges voters to reject "blackmail" in Sunday's bailout referendum, as thousands gather for rival rallies in central Athens.

Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:17:35 GMT 
    The slow response of Tunisia's police to last week's deadly attack in Sousse was a major problem, the country's prime minister tells the BBC.

Solar Impulse plane lands in Hawaii 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:06:39 GMT 
    Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.

Shell to start Arctic oil drilling 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:15:06 GMT 
    Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.

Mass rebel assault on Syria's Aleppo 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:51:29 GMT 
    Syria's military carries out a series of air strikes after rebel forces launch a major assault to take control of the northern city of Aleppo.

Boko Haram raids 'heinous' - Buhari 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:34:51 GMT 
    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.

Uber suspends UberPOP in France 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:35:36 GMT 
    Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi hailing app in France, according to newspaper Le Monde.

Iceland makes blasphemy legal 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:11:16 GMT 
    Iceland's parliament agrees to abolish its blasphemy laws, despite opposition from some of the country's churches.

China firm 'must approve pregnancies' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:05:05 GMT 
    A Chinese firm reportedly plans to ask employees to seek approval before getting pregnant, provoking scorn in the state-run press and on social media.

IS 'emir of suicide bombers killed' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:38:42 GMT 
    The US military says it has killed Tariq al-Harzi, a senior member of Islamic State known as the "emir of suicide bombers".

France rejects Assange 'asylum plea' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:54:30 GMT 
    France's President Francois Hollande rejects an apparent appeal by the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum.

Ronaldo's 'adopted son' joins Sporting Lisbon 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:08:37 GMT 
    Martunis survived the 2004 tsunami and was befriended by Cristiano Ronaldo.

VIDEO: Tunisia hotel 'hero' tells of gun attack 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:07:06 GMT 
    In the wake of the terror attack on a Tunisian beach last Friday, survivors reported heroic acts from hotel staff. One of those staff members has spoken exclusively to the BBC's Ben Brown.

VIDEO: Greece crisis: 'Every day it's getting worse' 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:50:31 GMT 
    A bar owner from the Greek island of Aegina tells the BBC about his fears for the future, and why he might vote 'yes' in Sunday's referendum.

VIDEO: Solar plane's historic landing in Hawaii 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:03:52 GMT 
    Solar Impulse, the plane powered by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after completing a historic 8,000km journey from Japan.
Library Catalog

Advanced Search
Your Account
New York Times Book Reviews
Inside the List  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMT
Editors’ Choice  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:19:14 GMT
Paperback Row  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:15:17 GMT
[see more]
Search the Web

National News From NPR
#NPRreads: The 'Grexit' And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:20:12 -0400
A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:03:21 -0400
Former Corinthian Students: Saddled With Debt, Hoping For Relief  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:26:00 -0400
[see more]
World News From BBC
Greek PM: Say 'No' to 'blackmail'  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:31:03 GMT
Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:17:35 GMT
Solar Impulse plane lands in Hawaii  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:06:39 GMT
[see more]