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

A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media Read More →

The plan is part of a package of measures aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers Read More →

The retail giant says it held off raising prices for as long as it could, and insists it is still co Read More →

Politics

“He's a different kind of a guy but they say I’m a different kind of guy too," the US pres Read More →

The chancellor says he'll do "everything in my power" to stop a no-deal Brexit. Read More →

The home secretary also said open racism was propelling extremist politicians to power around the wo Read More →

Technology

A powerful committee of British lawmakers on Friday urged the next prime minister to decide quickly Read More →

Russian lawmakers want to make it a legal requirement for all smartphones, computers and smart TV se Read More →

Britain plans to publish the results of a long-awaited telecoms supply chain review next week withou Read More →

Entertainment

Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming Read More →

The reviews are in for the trailer of the big-screen musical adaptation and they're far from pu Read More →

The star surprises fans with a trailer, plus the latest from Comic-Con on Terminator and Star Wars. Read More →

Education & Family

Schools and colleges urgently need billions more in funding, a committee of MPs says. Read More →

County councils are warning growing demand for special needs support could mean statutory duties may Read More →

Inspectors said materials found in the library are "actively undermining fundamental British va Read More →

Theresa May says "it's not fair" parents have to return to work before their baby lea Read More →

Top News

Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving Israeli prime minister Read More →

Britain's new prime minister must urgently make a decision on the role China's Huawei will Read More →

Britain plans to publish the results of a long-awaited telecoms supply chain review next week withou Read More →

World

Former South African president Jacob Zuma threatened enemies in his ruling African National Congress Read More →

Former South African president Jacob Zuma agreed to continue giving evidence at a public inquiry int Read More →

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday the anti-corruption watchdog's fin Read More →

Science

For revelers at one Prague megaclub, gone are the days of being squashed at the bar waiting to get a Read More →

Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a lon Read More →

A shrew-like primitive mammal that inhabited China 165 million years ago represents a milestone in m Read More →

Health

The "world's most relaxing song" could be just as good at calming patients' nerv Read More →

Whether it's almond, soy or coconut it seems cow's milk is being ditched for alternatives. Read More →

Doctors' refusal to work overtime is the issue, its chief executive warns. Read More →

Consumer Products & Retail

* Gold discounts in India widen to highest in about three years Read More →

* Sees FY adj operating margin 9.0%-9.5% vs about 10.5% previously Read More →

* Futures up: Dow 0.27%, S&P 0.16%, Nasdaq 0.23% (Adds comment, details; Updates prices) Read More →

Funds

Morgan Stanley reported a drop in quarterly profit Thursday, hit by lower market activity amid globa Read More →

Currency traders who were wary of positioning outright for a hard Brexit outcome may finally be thro Read More →

Activist investor Edward Bramson is resigning from the board of Electra to focus on other commitment Read More →