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

Huawei: China warns of investment blow to UK over 5G banA top Chinese diplomat tells the BBC there could be "substantial" repercussions if the UK Read More →

Markets dip as US-China trade war spooks investorsInvestors get the jitters as tensions rise between the US and China. Read More →

Sir Philip Green 'grabbed women's breasts' Lords toldLord Hain uses parliamentary privilege to make allegations about staff complaints Read More →

Politics

Ministers expect Theresa May to reveal No 10 departure date on FridaySenior cabinet ministers expect the PM to outline a timetable on Friday for her successor to be chos Read More →

European elections 2019: Polls close across the UKUK voters electing 73 Members of the European Parliament from 12 constituencies. Read More →

European elections 2019: How the BBC reports polling dayThe BBC is not allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open. Read More →

Technology

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Th Read More →

NASA has picked space technology company Maxar Technologies Inc as the first contractor to help buil Read More →

Taxi app Uber will pilot its electric bicycle service JUMP in London from Friday as it makes 350 bik Read More →

Entertainment

Mae Martin: The comedian who doesn't want to label loveCanadian stand-up Mae Martin wishes we could all relax about each other's sexuality. Read More →

'Why can only guys make movies?'Meet the Latino female filmmakers flying the flag in "uncomfortable" times at Cannes. Read More →

We Are Middlesbrough: From a town of industry to a city of culture?Middlesbrough's grimy past is turned into art and a musical as the town looks to a creative fut Read More →

Education & Family

Most parents reject nearest schoolSome 60% do not choose their local secondary school as their first option, shows major study. Read More →

Sultan of Brunei hands back Oxford degree over LGBT lawsOxford University wrote to the leader of Brunei expressing "concerns" about strict new Isl Read More →

Emeli Sande named as Sunderland University chancellorThe award-winning singer's birth coincided with her parent's graduation ceremonies in the Read More →

University counselling services 'inundated by stressed academics'Academics are thronging to university counselling rooms to seek help for mental health problems and Read More →

Top News

Asian stocks stumbled to a four-month low on Friday and crude oil plunged on worries the U.S.-China Read More →

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Th Read More →

The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assang Read More →

World

Lawmakers in El Salvador agreed on Thursday to suspend a controversial amnesty bill following an out Read More →

The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three Read More →

The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assang Read More →

Science

A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 h Read More →

Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci's litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probabl Read More →

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Th Read More →

Health

Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collarsA Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand. Read More →

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine callThere were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018. Read More →

Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visitsInspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panoram Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Th Read More →

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Th Read More →

* 5% of 62 million sq ft planned development is "operational" Read More →

Funds

Deutsche Bank's chief executive promised shareholders "tough cutbacks" at its underpe Read More →

Deutsche Bank Chairman Paul Achleitner on Thursday survived an effort to remove him from office. Read More →

Hedge fund ValueAct has urged London Eye and Legoland operator Merlin Entertainments to pursue a dea Read More →