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 →


The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising. Read More →

Sirius Minerals has 85,000 small investors, but the company's troubles mean many are stuck in a Read More →

The travel firm faces administration unless it finds another £200m demanded by bank creditors. Read More →


Tom Watson says an attempt to abolish his post is a "sectarian attack" on the party's Read More →

The prime minister will hold talks with Donald Trump and other world leaders in New York. Read More →

Both sides promise to look for an agreement ahead of 31 October, following a meeting in Brussels. Read More →


U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Read More →

Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking plat Read More →

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers Read More →


The documentary maker opens up about his anxiety, feeling "freakish" and emotional commitm Read More →

The drag star is playing her biggest gig, but she'll still be directing her wit at audience mem Read More →

Photographs of the singer wearing the gown in 2000 led to the invention of Google Image search. Read More →

Education & Family

Ceara Thacker, 19, was failed by mental health services before killing herself, her parents say. Read More →

Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes. Read More →

One school's experience of the London climate change strikes. Read More →

"Vulnerable" people are being fined over claims for free treatment at dentists and doctors Read More →

Top News

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after pro-China gro Read More →

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia' Read More →

French police fired tear gas and made dozens of arrests on Saturday as they dispersed groups of Read More →


French police fired tear gas and made dozens of arrests on Saturday as they dispersed groups of Read More →

American Sofia Kenin fought back from a set down to overcome former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stos Read More →

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati acted in its best national interest when it severed ties with Read More →


Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the lo Read More →

Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S Read More →

From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in Read More →


Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery. Read More →

Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more suga Read More →

Doctors say the rules are "too cautious" for giving innovative medicines to children. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

Kuwait has strategic foodstuff reserves to cover four to eight months of consumption, the state news Read More →

* Search for a replacement CFO under way (Adds CEO quote, background) Read More →

The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that U.S. President Donald Read More →


A profit warning and muted outlook from package delivery company FedEx Corp is prompting some high-p Read More →

New European Union rules to make the cost of stock and bond research more transparent are saving mil Read More →

New York has extended its lead as the world's top financial centre, with London barely holding Read More →