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

Twitter shares surge 17% as users riseThe social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage Read More →

Cathay Pacific to crack down on 'pilferage'Mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs, champagne and cutlery are going missing from the airline's planes. Read More →

Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next yearThe electric carmaker entrepreneur makes a new promise on driverless vehicles. Read More →

Politics

Brexit: Cross-party talks to resumeThe government will meet Labour for further discussions, as a Tory MP calls on the PM to stand down. Read More →

Greta Thunberg: Teen tells UK politicians 'listen to climate scientists'Teenage activist Greta Thunberg, who will meet UK politicians, also praises climate change protester Read More →

Donald Trump 'set for June state visit to UK'Buckingham Palace is expected to announce on Tuesday that the US president will visit in early June. Read More →

Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon and French retailer Casino are expanding their partnership, with Amazon inst Read More →

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers to investi Read More →

Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hamp Read More →

Entertainment

Roman Polanski sues Oscars Academy after 2018 expulsionThe director admitted unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and was expelled from the Academy Read More →

John Singleton: Pioneering black filmmaker suffers strokeThe pioneering African-American director, Oscar-nominated for Boyz N the Hood, fell ill on Wednesday Read More →

Influencers: How a 'new breed' of social media stars changed the gameHow a 'new breed' of social media stars changed the game. Read More →

Education & Family

More female teachers report upskirting, says unionThe NASUWT union says schools should consider banning mobile phones to protect staff and pupils. Read More →

Easter Sats revision classes 'a growing trend'The NASUWT teachers' union says primary pupils should be spending time at home with their famil Read More →

Teachers face weekly violence from pupils, says surveyMany more say verbal abuse is part of daily working life, a teachers' union survey finds. Read More →

Author Sharna Jackson: Bringing diversity into children's booksThe children's novelist inspiring BAME readers to see themselves positively in the stories they Read More →

Top News

Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks Read More →

Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 57-year-old woman in connection with Read More →

London's FTSE 100 opened higher on Tuesday as oil majors surged on an imminent end to the Unite Read More →

World

Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks Read More →

Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tue Read More →

Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the rubble of a collapsed four-st Read More →

Science

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engi Read More →

China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embry Read More →

About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate Read More →

Health

Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreamsPreviously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulatio Read More →

Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic proceduresThe use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery. Read More →

Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in MalawiThe treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO say Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

British Land Company Plc said on Tuesday it and joint venture partner Sainsbury Plc sold 12 Supersto Read More →

Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact Read More →

Ahold, the Dutch owner of supermarket chains in the United States and Europe, said on Monday a labou Read More →

Funds

Risk-taking has been the rage since the Federal Reserve quit hiking interest rates at the end of las Read More →

Britain has long been a favoured playground for sovereign wealth funds from around the world to snap Read More →

Activist Edward Bramson on Monday made a renewed plea for Barclays' investors to give him a sea Read More →