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 →


Qantas airline soars to record profit after restructuringAustralia's national carrier Qantas posts a record annual profit of A$1.42bn ($1.1bn, £820m), n Read More →

Tesla's Elon Musk says new car battery is a milestoneTesla Motors unveils a new battery pack for its cars that boss Elon Musk says marks a profound miles Read More →

Data to show health of Scottish economyThe Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, a Read More →


Brexit: Owen Smith opposes Article 50 move without voteOwen Smith says if he is elected Labour leader, the party would block invoking Article 50 in Parliam Read More →

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to 'renationalise' the NHSLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to promise to "remove" private provision within the NHS as Read More →

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives showMargaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi Arabian rulers in 1985, leading up to the UK's l Read More →


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Law & Order actor Steven Hill dies at 94US actor Steven Hill, who was best known for roles on the original Law & Order and Mission: Impo Read More →

Steve McQueen honoured with BFI Fellowship12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen is to get the British Film Institute's highest accolade Read More →

Artist Peter Doig wins case over painting he said was not his workA Chicago court accepts that artist Peter Doig did not paint a landscape, valued at $10m (£7.6m) whe Read More →

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HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHOA shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infec Read More →

Experts say stronger MDMA and ecstasy is causing 'more mental issues'Ecstasy is getting stronger and experts are worried the negative effects the drug has on people are 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 →