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 →


Sir Philip Green to close 25 more Evans and Miss Selfridge storesThe latest closures by his struggling Arcadia empire will include mostly Evans and Miss Selfridge sh Read More →

'I drive in the bus lane'How Norway is persuading motorists to switch to electric cars. Read More →

What the Jamie's Italian collapse can teach rival chainsAbout 15 restaurants are closing each week across the UK. Read More →


Tory leadership: Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom enter raceThe former Brexit secretary and ex-Commons leader are the latest to announce their candidacies for t Read More →

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of JulyAn emotional Theresa May confirms she will step down as Tory leader on 7 June, saying she has done a Read More →

Liberal Democrats start leadership contestSir Vince Cable confirms he will hand over to his successor on 23 July. Read More →


China's Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a qu Read More →

U.S. real estate title insurance company First American Financial Corp said on Friday it had learned Read More →

A tax withholding plan in Mexico for drivers at ride-hailing firms envisaged as voluntary when it wa Read More →


Spice Girls: What happened to Girl Power?As the pop icons return (minus Posh) for their Spiceworld tour - is Girl Power relevant or a 90s rel Read More →

Lewis Capaldi: Scottish singer's album is fastest-selling of 2019 so farScots singer hopes to "make some money finally" after his debut record goes straight to nu Read More →

Does a hit song really need 9 writers?Rudimental just won a songwriting prize for a song that credits nine writers. How many is too many? Read More →

Education & Family

Universities told not to 'scaremonger' ahead of fee cutEducation Secretary Damian Hinds rejects claims of universities going broke, ahead of tuition fee cu Read More →

Students 'may have been unfairly deported' over English test cheat claimsThe Home Office should have done more to protect people who did not cheat in their English tests, sa Read More →

School strike for climate: Protests staged around the worldFrom Australia to Europe, school children are skipping classes to call for action on climate change. Read More →

Birmingham LGBT school row: Protests 'won't stop lessons'Protesters vow to carry on opposing the teaching of LGBT issues to primary school children. Read More →

Top News

Police hunted on Saturday for a man who left a bomb in a pedestrian shopping street in the central F Read More →

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious programme to renew an Read More →

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment Read More →


The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border Read More →

U.S. Border Patrol is considering another tent facility in Yuma, Arizona, after installing two in Te Read More →

Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to Read More →


SpaceX, the private rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched the first batch of Read More →

A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 h Read More →

Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci's litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probabl Read More →


Mumps - is it the forgotten disease?Hippocrates described the classic signs centuries ago, so what else do we know about the ancient ill Read More →

Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegationsTen workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigatio Read More →

'Cancer screening should be as easy as booking a flight'Text reminders and after-work appointments are recommended in a report on improving cancer screening Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

Former Botswana President Ian Khama quit the ruling party on Saturday as a policy feud with his hand Read More →

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment Read More →

Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi gave Audi a home win in Formula E's Berlin ePrix on Saturday, his sec Read More →


The global head of infrastructure investing at BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, sa Read More →

Sovereign wealth funds invested more than $3 billion (£2.3 billion) in unlisted technology companies Read More →

British retailer Marks & Spencer's pension scheme has transferred a total of 1.4 billion po Read More →