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 →


A further 333 jobs are saved at steel company Caparo, administrators PwC announce. Read More →

Interest of up to 4% will be paid on new Help to Buy Isas - accounts aimed at helping potential prop Read More →

Online retailer Amazon says it has its biggest sales day ever in the UK as shoppers rush to buy barg Read More →


Shapps quits amid Tory bullying claimsGrant Shapps quits as international development minister amid claims he failed to act on allegations Read More →

The leader of Plaid Cymru says the party cannot support UK bombing in Syria, unless more questions a Read More →

Commonwealth countries must lead the fight against extremism, corruption and climate change, David C Read More →


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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he wo Read More →

(Reuters) - Electronic toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd said on Friday that it was the victim of a cyber Read More →


Adele's new album 25 sells more than 800,000 copies in its first week of release - the highest Read More →

A collection of works by Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake is put up for sale by collector Michael Kem Read More →

Gemma Arterton is to take the role of Nell Gwynn when the critically acclaimed play transfers to Lon Read More →


The billionaire founder of Foxtons estate agents can finish his mega-basement for his vintage cars i Read More →

Nationwide urges policymakers to build more homes to prevent runaway house price growth as supply ev Read More →

From mistletoe to paper chains and fluorescent, flashing reindeer - here's 400 years of British Read More →

The Chancellor's autumn statement, and his tax-credits U-turn, was politically brilliant. But h Read More →

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Women expecting twins or triplets are experiencing poor antenatal care in some areas of England, a r Read More →

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