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

Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuationIt is one of only three public companies to have achieved the milestone, along with Apple and Amazon Read More →

Sainsbury's-Asda merger blocked by regulatorA merger between the supermarkets would leave consumers worse off, the UK competition watchdog says. Read More →

Sri Lanka travel: what should you do?The UK is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka. Read More →

Politics

Huawei row: Inquiry 'being held' into National Security Council leakA formal investigation is under way into leak from National Security Council meeting, the BBC learns Read More →

Political talks plan for Northern Ireland expectedIt is understood the British and Irish governments plan new talks in the wake of Lyra McKee murder. Read More →

Jeremy Corbyn aide appointed Labour complaints bossLaura Murray is appointed to the role amid an ongoing row about the party's handling of anti-Se Read More →

Technology

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday trounced first-quarter profit estimates as demand for its cloud and ad se Read More →

Chipmaker Intel Corp cut its full-year revenue forecast on Thursday and missed analysts' estima Read More →

Facebook Inc broke Canadian privacy laws when it collected the information of some 600,000 citizens, Read More →

Entertainment

James Bond 25: Rami Malek joins cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to co-writeThe Oscar winner is confirmed for the unnamed new 007 film, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will co-write. Read More →

Riverdale fans' emotional goodbye to Luke PerryThe actor's poignant final scenes are aired, almost two months after the actor's death. Read More →

Charity 'Sunshine' Tillemann-Dick: Opera singer with transplanted lungs diesThe 35-year-old singer performed across the world despite undergoing two double-lung transplants. Read More →

Education & Family

Two degrees now needed to get higher payThe salary advantage for young people getting a degree is twice as big for postgraduates. Read More →

Food bank supplies help record numbersThe UK's biggest food bank charity handed out 1.6 million food packages last year. Read More →

Devon skirt demo boys can now wear shortsBoys donned skirts and girls wore trousers in protest at a "no shorts" policy. Read More →

Council spending on single homelessness 'down by £5bn since 2009'Analysis suggests councils have lost billions from their budgets for lone homeless people since 2009 Read More →

Top News

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as a Read More →

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday trounced first-quarter profit estimates on soaring demand for its cloud a Read More →

The dollar rose to almost a two-year high against the euro on Thursday on an upbeat U.S. capital goo Read More →

World

Moroccan police used water cannons to disperse a protest of thousands of young teachers in Rabat, th Read More →

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will soon host Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Whit Read More →

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there was nothing wrong with easing rules for resi Read More →

Science

A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday's accident on a SpaceX astronaut capsule hap Read More →

Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave Read More →

People robbed of the ability to talk due to a stroke or another medical condition may soon have real Read More →

Health

Measles: 'My baby's eyes were swollen shut'Jilly Moss's daughter Alba spent eight days in a London hospital after contracting the viral il Read More →

'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speechThe technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again. Read More →

No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO saysChildren under two should not be given screens or TV to keep them quiet, new guidelines say. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will soon host Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Whit Read More →

* Indexes mixed: Dow falls 0.51%, S&P off 0.04%, Nasdaq up 0.21% (Updates to close, adds comment Read More →

Ukraine's Ukrtransnafta has suspended the transit of oil through the Druzhba pipeline, citing q Read More →

Funds

Hedge funds are betting heavily on higher gasoline prices this summer, anticipating that refiners wi Read More →

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor will revise its climate targets next year and assess its inves Read More →

Credit Suisse set a positive tone for this quarter's European bank results on Wednesday, liftin Read More →