Shire has attracted further takeover interest as it continues to hold talks with a Japanese rival despite rejecting its advances three times.
Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".
Magician David Copperfield has been forced to reveal the secret of one of his signature tricks after being sued by an injured British audience member.
Hip hop star Kanye West has broken his 11-month Twitter silence to write a philosophy book "in real time" in a bid to satisfy his "innate need to be expressive".
NASA's Tess spacecraft has blasted off from Earth in a search for new planets that could support life.
A nanny has been convicted of murder after stabbing two children to death at their family's luxury apartment in Manhattan.
More details have been released about the death of a woman who was partially sucked out of a plane window in the US.
It had the air of a fait accompli.
Donald Trump has said he wants a successful meeting with Kim Jong Un, but warned he will call the talks off if he does not think they will produce results.
The United Kingdom has accused Russia of having "multiple narratives" and "no credibility" at an emergency meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to discuss the Salisbury poisoning.
The suspected mastermind of a Bitcoin heist has escaped prison and fled to Sweden on a plane reportedly carrying Iceland's prime minister.
A United Nations security team working with international chemical weapons inspectors has been targeted by gunfire and a small explosion in the Syrian town of Douma.
Global debt levels are now higher than before the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.
Aid agencies are in a "race against time" to save thousands of Rohingya refugees from the dangers of the impending monsoon season.
Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state - CIA boss Mike Pompeo - is said to have travelled to North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un.
Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92, a family spokesperson has said.
A woman was partially sucked out of a plane after a window exploded in mid-air, according to media reports in the US.
Chemical weapons inspectors are to be allowed into Syria's Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve?
Downing Street has defended the Home Office's decision to destroy landing cards recording the arrival of Windrush generation immigrants to the UK.
British pop singer Jessie J has won China's equivalent of The X Factor after dazzling millions with her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You in the competition's final.
Businesses across the Commonwealth could be the key to eradicating modern slavery globally, Australia's foreign minister has said.
The first person to have two face transplants says he is recovering well after being dubbed "the man with three faces".
Theresa May has told Caribbean leaders she is "genuinely sorry" for the "anxiety caused" by a row over the immigration status of Britain's Windrush generation.
Emmanuel Macron has angrily confronted critics of last week's airstrikes in Syria - claiming France, the UK and the US "saved the honour of the international community".
The chemical weapons watchdog has entered the site of a suspected gas attack in Douma, days after it said it was blocked from the scene by Syrian and Russian authorities.
More child sex abuse images and videos are being found online than ever before, according to a charity.
The discovery of an apparent headless body near a stream triggered a major police operation in southern Germany.
Theresa May "deeply regrets" the criminalisation of same-sex relations in former British colonies, saying they "were wrong then and are wrong now".
Canada is removing diplomats' family members from its Cuban embassy over a mystery illness - amid fears some could be suffering from a new type of "acquired brain injury".
Syrian government troops have shot down missiles fired at two airbases in the country, according to state TV.
Theresa May has denied launching airstrikes in Syria on the orders of Donald Trump, as she faced MPs for the first time since the military action.
Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music - the first ever non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.
Eleven lions from an endangered species have been found poisoned to death at a national park in Uganda.
The death of a journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria is being described as a cause of "serious concern".
The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.
Eight men have entered not guilty pleas following the rape and killing of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India.
Seven prison inmates have died following hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina.
Chinese social network Sina Weibo is to stop a planned crackdown on content related to gay issues after a hashtag-driven campaign by outraged users.
A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder.
Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst says she has been forced to reveal she is HIV positive after being blackmailed by a former friend.
A surfer has been left with serious injuries to both of his legs after being attacked by a shark off the coast of southwestern Australia.
Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be US president, according to former FBI boss James Comey.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said Western airstrikes in his country were based on "lies" by the UN Security Council.
Veteran leader Milo Djukanovic is set to win Montenegro's presidential election with 53.8% of the vote, projections suggest.
Pop superstar Beyonce has reunited Destiny's Child for a surprise performance.
An Air China flight had to be diverted after a passenger held a crew member hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon.
Donald Trump has yet again branded James Comey a "slime ball" - hours before an interview with the former FBI director is broadcast.
Russia was not spoiling for a fight in Syria. Not with the US.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Police have arrested a second person in connection with the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl in India last year.
More than 500 firefighters have been working in "very high temperatures" to tackle a wildfire which has threatened homes on the southwestern outskirts of Sydney.
Voting has begun in Montenegro with pro-western former prime minister Milo Djukanovic expected to be elected president of the small Balkan country.
The Foreign Secretary has defended the case for the UK's action in Syria, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons.
England's netball team stunned favourites Australia to take the gold medal in a last-gasp victory at the Commonwealth Games.
A £61.4m war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been announced by the Government.
The UK, US and France have presented plans for a ceasefire in Syria in the wake of their joint airstrikes on the war-torn country.
Myanmar's government has confirmed it has repatriated the first Rohingya family after more than 700,000 fled Bangladesh.
Scotland's Callum Hawkins has been taken to hospital after collapsing while leading the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games.
Sir Martin Sorrell is bringing the curtain down on a 32-year career as chief executive of WPP Group, the marketing services giant, weeks after its board launched a probe into an allegation of improper personal conduct.
Perhaps the biggest take-out of the past 24 hours is the insight into how hungry for full-blown war the sparring nations of the world are - or are not, as the case may be.
Hollywood stars have paid tribute to the Oscar-winning One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest director Milos Forman after he died at the age of 86.
A "clean-up campaign" by a popular Chinese social media site has sparked protests from its users.
As Donald Trump correctly praised the work of his military in the campaign to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, he probably didn't realise that he was highlighting the glaring fact that the fighting of the past few years has absolutely nothing to do with the airstrikes carried out by Britain, France and the US overnight.
World leaders react to the airstrikes in Syria carried out by the US, UK and French forces following the latest in a series of alleged chemical attacks by Bashar al Assad's regime.
Russia should take airstrikes on Syria as a warning over its use of chemical weapons, Theresa May has said.
In to the hornet's nest, Trump wades, as he puts it marshalling America's "righteous power" against barbarism and brutality.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis says the US, along with the UK and France, have taken "decisive action" against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons infrastructure.
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed British armed forces are involved in a combined operation with the US and France to strike Syria.
The US and UK have launched military strikes on Syria following the suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime.
Russia has accused Britain of "staging" an alleged chemical attack in Syria, as the UN warned the Cold War is back "with a vengeance".
A French court has charged an 11th suspect over the gunpoint robbery of Kim Kardashian West in 2016.
Nearly 500 people have been rescued from the central Mediterranean, the Italian Coastguard has said.
Donald Trump has slammed ex-FBI director James Comey as an "untruthful slime ball" in response to a series of explosive claims and personal barbs made about the President in his new book.
Russian intelligence have been spying on the Skripals for at least five years, national security adviser Mark Sedwill has said.
When Donald Trump launched missiles against Syria in 2017, he did so within 72 hours of the offending chemical weapons strike.
Diver Tom Daley has made a plea for Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality after winning a gold medal in the 10m synchronised dive.
A boy has been found dead after becoming trapped by a car seat in a school car park.
The sister of Korean Air's infamous "nut rage" heiress has been accused of having her own tantrum during a business meeting.
Hundreds of thousands of people have attended a midnight vigil in India protesting over two rape cases - including that of a child who was kidnapped, tortured and killed.
The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.
Russia believes Yulia Skripal has been abducted by Britain - and that the UK is faking sources in order to blame the Kremlin for her poisoning.
Russia has told Sky News it will protect its people on the ground in Syria if missiles are launched by the US and its allies.
Plastic bags and rubbish sacks were among 29kg of waste found in the digestive system of a dead sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain.
Independent chemical weapons scientists have confirmed that novichok was used in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said that the Salisbury nerve agent attack "demonstrates how reckless Russia is prepared to be".
A Syrian man who's been living in a Malaysian airport for more than a month told Sky News he fears he could be stranded there for years.
Russian military police have been deployed to the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria, according to a report.
NASA has released out-of-this-world footage of polar storms over Jupiter's north pole.
The Prime Minister is expected to convene a special "war cabinet" on Thursday to discuss joining military action against the Syrian regime, following its apparent use of chemical weapons.
New Zealand is stopping all new offshore oil and gas exploration to fight climate change.
People who stay up late and struggle in the mornings are more likely to die early, a new study has found.
A 10-year-old girl writhes around in front of us.
The mayor of Dublin has entered the West Bank after a reported spelling error allowed him through Tel Aviv airport in defiance of a ban.
The US military is ready to provide Donald Trump with options on striking Syria, the US defence secretary has said.
Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his personal data was among that improperly acquired by election consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.
Thousands of South Africans poured into a football stadium in the South African town of Soweto to celebrate the life of the anti-Apartheid hero Winnie Mandela.