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 →


China plans to tax planes and oil in an escalation of the trade battle between the two superpowers. Read More →

The transport firm, known for its green and red lorries, revealed a £2m discrepancy in its accounts Read More →

Ryanair has been rated worst for customer service out of 100 big British brands, according to Which? Read More →


PM says progress is being made, but people "shouldn't hold their breath" over a break Read More →

It comes after more than 60 migrants - including children - attempted to cross the Channel on Thursd Read More →

Newly declassified files show tensions between the governments over the ceasefires of the 1990s. Read More →


China's embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross diffi Read More →

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Read More →

Huawei Technologies said on Friday it is "fully prepared" to live and work with U.S. trade Read More →


Women report being groped and subjected to lewd comments while out promoting their shows. Read More →

The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of ho Read More →

The US toy maker will expand its entertainment portfolio with other preschool brands including PJ Ma Read More →

Education & Family

A Glasgow University study reveals it benefited to the tune of tens of millions of pounds from racia Read More →

The GCSE pass rate and top grades edge up slightly, despite concerns about exam difficulty. Read More →

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless Read More →

The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his sc Read More →

Top News

A deal in the works for BNP Paribas to assume the prime brokerage operations of Deutsche Bank will i Read More →

London's FTSE 100 bounced back on Friday as positive updates on trade talks between the United Read More →

GlaxoSmithKline said its experimental multiple myeloma treatment showed a meaningful response in pat Read More →


Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 2 Read More →

Hong Kong braced for multiple anti-government demonstrations on Friday and a "stress test" Read More →

Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-g Read More →


Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic cora Read More →

A crew of veteran U.S. astronauts and aviators are training in Houston for a manned mission to the I Read More →

A Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after bla Read More →


The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the resea Read More →

The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of ho Read More →

People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3, researchers say. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

As wildfires rage through the Brazilian Amazon, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said Dublin wi Read More →

Major fashion companies from around the world said on Friday they had signed a pact which they would Read More →

Commodity traders Glencore PLC and Trafigura have picked up a combined 70,479 tonnes of aluminium ov Read More →


China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to $15 billion Read More →

Online retailer Zalando is just the kind of fast-growing German business with foreign expansion plan Read More →

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