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 →


May had objections to Hinkley Point, says CableTheresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the da Read More →

Weekend tax credit and tax payment deadlines alertThousands of people face a deadline of the end of Sunday to renew tax credits and pay tax owed, or f Read More →

RBS performs poorly in stress testsTests to see how the biggest European banks would cope with a major economic crisis find that RBS Gr Read More →


Modern slavery: Theresa May vows to defeat 'evil'Theresa May pledges to put the UK at the forefront of the fight against modern slavery and help to r Read More →

Nominations closing in UKIP leadership raceNominations close later in the race to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader, with the list of eligibl Read More →

Corbyn: Labour MPs planning split should think againLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for the party's MPs to "think again" after reports Read More →


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Cooper, who has an OBE for services to literature, has attacked David Cameron for allowing more than Read More →

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