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 →


Apple facing record bill for Irish taxApple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland under a Eur Read More →

UK sees record number of foreign investment projectsA record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year to April 2016, accor Read More →

Debt woes 'weigh heavily' on young people, survey findsMore than a third of 18 to 24-year-olds have debts of almost £3,000 and experience significant conce Read More →


Home Secretary Amber Rudd in France for security talksHome Secretary Amber Rudd is due to meet her French counterpart in Paris later, amid calls for Briti Read More →

Stiglitz: independent Scots currency union plan 'a mistake'Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says Scotland's plans for a currency union with t Read More →

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital 'bill of rights'Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of a Read More →


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Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factor Read More →

ITV's Victoria reigns over BBC's Are You Being Served? and Porridge revivalsQueen Victoria beats Mrs Slocombe to the TV ratings crown as ITV's Victoria draws more viewers Read More →

Bourne's 3D conversion sends Chinese heads spinningChinese audiences are complaining that a 3D version of the latest Bourne movie is causing headaches Read More →

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Southern Health NHS Trust boss Katrina Percy resignsThe chief executive of troubled Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Katrina Percy, resigns over Read More →

Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis'Almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a Read More →

'Patients at risk' from length of GP consultationsThe health of patients is being put at risk because GPs are being forced to carry out complex consul 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 →

As James Martin leaves Saturday Kitchen, Michael Hogan counts down the all-time best small-screen co Read More →