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 →


Retail groups say the fees charged by credit card firms have almost doubled in two years. Read More →

The aim is to help people travelling to destinations where a negative result is required on arrival. Read More →

Experts and charities are puzzled by hackers who've started donating stolen money. Read More →


If agreement on new restrictions is not reached, the PM could impose tier three rules. Read More →

The ex-New Labour minister has found political influence outside Westminster. Read More →

No 10 says there is "no basis to resume talks" without changes, after the EU offers to Read More →


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The folk-singing sisters had to put their career on pause after their mother died unexpectedly. Read More →

The film star's son James dies aged 58, after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Read More →

The Big Lebowski actor acknowledges it "is a serious disease" but says his prognosis is go Read More →

Education & Family

The figures come as NI's schools face a two-week closure aimed at curbing the spread of coronav Read More →

The shadow education secretary says "now is the time to act" as Labour threatens to force Read More →

Boris Johnson initially suggests parents living apart from their children may face restrictions. Read More →

Almost 500 teaching staff and 8,000 pupils are currently self-isolating in Liverpool. Read More →

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Work is under way to start trials in January where volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the vi Read More →

One family in London say they received scores of long, repetitive calls from contact tracers. Read More →

Many of those looking after vulnerable relatives or friends wonder how they will cope this winter. Read More →

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