Afghanistan-Pakistan quake: Cold puts homeless at risk

Aid workers have warned that some Afghans and Pakistanis made homeless by Monday’s earthquake could die from exposure. There is an urgent need for tents and blankets for those forced to spend Read More →

Australia’s return of Uluru to Indigenous owners marked 30 years on

The traditional indigenous owners of Uluru have marked 30 years since it was returned by the Australian government. Hundreds of people gathered by the isolated hill, popularly known outside Australia as Ayers Read More →

Ben Carson compares abortion to slavery

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, one of the current frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination, wants to make abortion illegal in all instances, including cases of rape and incest. He told an NBC Read More →

US Federal Reserve refrains from interest rate rise

The Federal Reserve has decided to keep US interest rates unchanged after its latest meeting. The decision leaves short-term interest rates at record lows of 0% to 0.25%, the same level they Read More →

Royal Dutch Shell pushed into loss by charges

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a loss for the third quarter of the year, after taking a big charge to reflect the cost of halting major projects. The oil company reported a Read More →

Business

'Sustained' drone attack closed Gatwick, airport saysGatwick's decision to suspend operations was taken after a risk assessment with police, authori Read More →

Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance. Read More →

Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5GThe "luxury" foldable-screened phone can run up to three apps at once when opened up into Read More →

Politics

Independent Group: Three MPs quit Tory party to joinHeidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston claim "hard-line anti-EU" MPs now run the Con Read More →

Brexit: Hunt says change to legal advice on backstop could sway MPsThe foreign secretary says a "small but important" change to backstop could persuade MPs t Read More →

PMQs: The verdictTheresa May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit - here are the key bits. Read More →

Technology

Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any Read More →

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $2,000 folding smartphone in a bid to top Read More →

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it had made an "error" in not disclosing that Read More →

Entertainment

Brits 2019: The 1975 come out on top with two big awardsThe indie band won two awards, while George Ezra and Jorja Smith were named best male and best femal Read More →

The controversial genius of Karl LagerfeldThe Chanel and Fendi designer, who died on Tuesday, remained a polarising figure in the fashion worl Read More →

Oscars 2019: 17 quirky facts about this year's Academy AwardsStore these for your next pub quiz. Read More →

Education & Family

Lecturer's widow hits out at Cardiff University workloadDr Malcolm Anderson killed himself after complaining about mounting pressure at work. Read More →

Forced marriage: Union warns over 'criminalising' teachersA government consultation into forced marriage is exploring ways to increase reporting. Read More →

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?Universities are warning of a financial crisis if a review recommends cutting the level of tuition f Read More →

More Welsh school inspections from 2021The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wal Read More →

Top News

Pop rock band The 1975 and DJ Calvin Harris were the main winners at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, e Read More →

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $2,000 (1,532 pounds) folding smartphone i Read More →

Britain is able to manage the security risks of using Huawei telecoms equipment and has not seen any Read More →

World

Russian military police and Syrian troops have blockaded food and goods supply routes to the Rukban Read More →

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser said on Wednesday that Venezuela's Read More →

Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their Read More →

Science

Scientists are providing new evidence to answer the longstanding question about why zebras have stri Read More →

Israel's first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is set to blastoff from Florida on Thurs Read More →

The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world's oceans in both fact an Read More →

Health

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds. Read More →

Sepsis test could show results 'in minutes'Researchers are developing a test they hope will one day help detect the condition in minutes. Read More →

Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humansA new study maps the DNA of sharks and experts believe their genes could help cure human diseases. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

Star Entertainment Group, Australia's second-largest casino operator, posted a 2.4 percent drop Read More →

* Bain-led consortium bought Toshiba Memory last year for $18 bln Read More →

Australia's second-largest casino operator Star Entertainment Group posted a 2.4 percent drop i Read More →

Funds

A growing number of hedge funds are moving into shipping debt, an asset class few have invested in b Read More →

Private equity fund Causeway Capital Partners confirmed on Thursday that it had agreed terms with ad Read More →

Daring investors are dipping their toes back into UK housebuilders, attracted by high dividend yield Read More →