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

A higher rate would insulate workers from some of the risk they face, according to think tank Demos Read More →

A Which? investigation found toys listed on both sites which appeared to have been declared unsafe b Read More →

The High Street chain says shopping in-store harms the environment less than buying online. Read More →

Politics

The two leaders also lock horns over the NHS and leadership in the first TV debate of the election. Read More →

Twitter said the stunt was misleading to the public and would not be tolerated in future - but did n Read More →

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed in the first leaders' debate, we've been look Read More →

Technology

China's Pinduoduo Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday due to higher Read More →

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group raised up to $12.9 billion in a landmark listing in Hong Kong Read More →

Alibaba has priced its shares at HK$176 each for institutional and retail investors in its Hong Kong Read More →

Entertainment

UK grime star reveals how tech issues with his historic headline set left him "in hysterics Read More →

The actress, who played Daenerys in the HBO show, says we live in "shifting times for nudity Read More →

Music fans deserve more options and choices from streaming services, says a new report. Read More →

Education & Family

The party is promising billions more for schools in England, taken from a £50bn so-called "Rema Read More →

Brendan McGrath apologises for his "mistakes" after Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted Read More →

Four alleged sex attacks have been reported and students have been issued with security guidance. Read More →

High parental expectations and being happy at school are also important factors, a study suggests. Read More →

Top News

Malta police arrested one of the country's most prominent businessmen on Wednesday in connectio Read More →

A former employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong said Chinese secret police beat him, depr Read More →

Britain's BT has told a company promoting digital skills it would continue working with it if i Read More →

World

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday claimed victory over unrest he blamed on foreign enemi Read More →

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office this week, said a spokesman f Read More →

Turkey's Interior Minister said on Wednesday that around 100,000 Syrians living without approva Read More →

Science

Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song Read More →

Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including Read More →

Israel's Space Communications said on Monday its Amos-17 communication satellite, which was lau Read More →

Health

Patients are being turned away, stuck on waiting lists and put off by cost, BBC analysis suggests. Read More →

Staff got dead babies' names wrong and, in one case, referred to a child as "it", a l Read More →

Experts say health and life expectancy gains mean it is time to rethink how we measure and define be Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

China's Pinduoduo Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday due to higher Read More →

China's Pinduoduo Inc reported a wider quarterly loss on Wednesday due to higher operating expe Read More →

* Retail oversubscription 40x original 2.5% allotment - sources (Updates sourcing to company, adds r Read More →

Funds

Sterling and UK domestic stocks have rallied strongly this month as betting markets sharply increase Read More →

Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion (£1.3 trillion) at the price range set by the oil giant on Read More →

From taxi drivers to clerics, Saudis clamouring to own part of state oil giant Aramco went online an Read More →