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

Passengers seek flights after Flybmi ceases operationsTravellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration. Read More →

Porsche warns UK customers of Brexit price riseThe German carmaker asks new UK customers to agree a possible 10% price rise for post-Brexit deliver Read More →

Pension contribution hike to hit pay packetsThe potential impact on workers with auto-enrolled pensions is "quite substantial", says a Read More →

Politics

Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back dealTheresa May writes to Tory MPs, as minister suggests their fears could be addressed without reopenin Read More →

Labour 'dealing with' split rumour issuesThe shadow chancellor says there is no need for MPs to consider leaving the party, as split rumours Read More →

Brexit: Leaving EU with no deal 'very adverse', says GaukeCabinet minister David Gauke warns of "grave concerns" for the UK's economy and secur Read More →

Technology

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he tol Read More →

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin Amer Read More →

A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocas Read More →

Entertainment

Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greetingThe legendary singer on the "mixed blessing" of that track and how the planet feels differ Read More →

Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlashThe move reverses an earlier decision to give four awards during TV commercial breaks. Read More →

Jussie Smollett 'paid Nigerian brothers to attack him'The actor's lawyers deny the latest reports, which come after Chicago police released two men. Read More →

Education & Family

Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bustUniversities struggling financially would not be allowed to fail under a Labour government, the part Read More →

'Lessons to be learnt' over older Stoke High School pupilThe man, who posed as a 15-year-old pupil, was found to be an adult after an age assessment. Read More →

Peterborough University delay 'a kick in the teeth'A Labour councillor says there is "no clear direction" on a new university for Peterboroug Read More →

Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate changeStudents in cities around the UK walked out of school to call for action from the government. Read More →

Top News

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the E Read More →

Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its Read More →

Airbus said on Sunday it would have to make "difficult decisions" about future investment Read More →

World

The United States will not make an abrupt and rapid withdrawal of its troops from Syria and will con Read More →

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the E Read More →

Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its Read More →

Science

In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Read More →

NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian Read More →

Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three mo Read More →

Health

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity saysParents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says. Read More →

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight Read More →

Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

Struggling Spanish supermarket chain DIA will hold a shareholder meeting on March 19 and 20, the com Read More →

A Nissan Motor governance committee will recommend the appointment of an external director as board Read More →

Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi seized a last-gasp victory in a wild finish to the Mexico City ePrix on Sa Read More →

Funds

Private equity fund Causeway Capital Partners confirmed on Thursday that it had agreed terms with ad Read More →

Daring investors are dipping their toes back into UK housebuilders, attracted by high dividend yield Read More →

Ashmore's shares slumped on Thursday as the chief executive and majority owner of the emerging Read More →