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

China's currency reserves plungeChina's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency rese Read More →

Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, acc Read More →

Warning about 'inflated' broadband costsBritish manufacturers are paying 'inflated' sums to secure fast enough internet access, ac Read More →

Politics

David Cameron is to set out a major overhaul of how prisons in England and Wales are run, in a speec Read More →

David Cameron is to warn that migrant camps like the "Jungle" in Calais could appear in so Read More →

The Met Police investigation of a rape allegation against the late Lord Brittan was "fully just Read More →

Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman lost almost half his $2.8 billion Read More →

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturda Read More →

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scru Read More →

Entertainment

Brooklyn is named film of the year at the Evening Standard Film Awards, beating frontrunner 45 Years Read More →

Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film Th Read More →

Inside Out is the big winner at this year's Annie Awards for animation, winning 10 prizes inclu Read More →

Property

Even if they have not been to market, a new company is valuing every building in the entire country Read More →

The property in East Dulwich is less than double the width of a large people carrier Read More →

Exclusive: it houses the study from which she called Ronald Reagan, and has a bomb-proof door. Marga Read More →

Britain's biggest listed housing landlord continues to exit from German property as part of amb Read More →

Top News

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and 14 wounded on Monday w Read More →

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Chief Executive Officer Tidjane Thiam has asked the bank's boa Read More →

TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled two survivors from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block Read More →

World

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and 14 wounded on Monday w Read More →

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has pledged to reward people who report online "terrorist" cont Read More →

TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled two survivors from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block Read More →

Science

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An Italian consortium, including construction company Astaldi Spa, is close to Read More →

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika e Read More →

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In an ancient streambed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, scientists have unear Read More →

Health

There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show. Read More →

The health secretary and union leaders clash ahead of another junior doctors' strike, in a long Read More →

The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, wi Read More →

Restaurants

Last-minute dining and drinking options available to book in London over the Valentine's Day we Read More →

Biscuits are amazing and this is a list of the best around. Read More →

They allow you to savour the flavour of the food - and eating quietly is not just a movement, it Read More →

Recipes

Try this delicious, cost-saving party recipe to feed the masses at home this New Year's Eve Read More →

Timing is all if you are after a succulent turkey. Here is my minute-by-minute guide for a hassle-fr Read More →

A rich stew of tomatoes, chickpeas, carrots and mushrooms, with a hint of spice and a twist of lemon Read More →

Culture

Angels Costumes, a family business, will pick up a special award at the Baftas in honour of its serv Read More →

In pics: The ups and downs of acting Read More →

Known as the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is marked by the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Read More →