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 →


A quarter of employees think their firm turns a blind eye to workplace harassment, says a report. Read More →

As the virus spreads, shares in face mask manufacturers also rose by the maximum 10% permitted. Read More →

The deal is likely to give Zomato an edge over its rival Swiggy in a fast-growing market. Read More →


The shadow Brexit secretary is the first to get the support needed to officially run for leader. Read More →

Ministers are defeated three times over Brexit legislation - on citizens' rights and court ruli Read More →

Offenders will face more time in jail as "hard truths" are faced after attacks, the Home O Read More →


Talks between France and the United States on taxing digital companies "remained difficult Read More →

Shares in Swedish e-sports and gaming firm MTG dived nearly 20% on Tuesday, after it said talks with Read More →

Uber has sold its loss-making online food-ordering business in India to local rival Zomato in exchan Read More →


Chart rival Liam Fray "feels sorry" for the rapper over his Ariana Grande-Manchester bomb Read More →

The Pulitzer prize-winner stokes speculation of a Glastonbury slot by confirming his London show. Read More →

The hit musical gave the US singer award nominations, her first Broadway role and a new partner. Read More →

Education & Family

Two-thirds of councils in England have a shortage of black, Asian or minority ethnic foster carers. Read More →

A "crippling learning crisis" faces girls in some of the world's most deprived countr Read More →

Parents lose the right to withdraw pupils from lessons about relationships, sexuality and religion. Read More →

The university gardeners want to turn the manicured grass into a "biodiversity-rich ecosystem Read More →

Top News

A truce in the U.S.-China trade dispute has left German investors at their most optimistic since mid Read More →

BP has pulled out of Iraq's giant Kirkuk oilfield after its $100 million exploration contract e Read More →

A new virus outbreak in the city of Wuhan has spread to other parts of China, with six people confir Read More →


With millions of Asians travelling on Tuesday for the Lunar New Year holiday, authorities in China c Read More →

Taiwan on Tuesday confirmed the first case of infection from the new coronavirus, a woman in her 50s Read More →

Buddhist monk Phra Mana helped build his bush monastery with his bare hands three decades ago, but w Read More →


Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a c Read More →

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a crucial abort sys Read More →

Bad weather forced Elon Musk's SpaceX to delay until Sunday a test in which it will destroy one Read More →


Doctors' groups say the current system is not fit for purpose and requires "fundamental Read More →

Research suggests the method could help curb a growing shortage of UK donations. Read More →

Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1030 GMT on Tuesday: Read More →

* Growth in electricals offsets decline in mobile phone sales Read More →

An easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute could push copper prices to the high $6,000s in 2020, Eura Read More →


Speculators last week cruised past a comparatively mundane U.S. government data dump as they fixated Read More →

Several of Britain's top pension funds say they would have lost hundreds of millions of pounds Read More →

More than half of chief executives in an annual survey by PwC expect a slowdown in global economic g Read More →


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