Botox maker's interest helps Shire shares soar

5 hours 22 min ago
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 bred for potions at AI-controlled farm

8 hours 2 min ago
Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".

David Copperfield vanishing trick exposed in court

12 hours 25 min ago
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.

Kanye West publishing philosophy book on Twitter

14 hours 37 min ago
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 spacecraft begins search for new planets

17 hours 56 min ago
NASA's Tess spacecraft has blasted off from Earth in a search for new planets that could support life.

Nanny guilty of murdering two children in her care

18 hours 26 min ago
A nanny has been convicted of murder after stabbing two children to death at their family's luxury apartment in Manhattan.

Woman sucked from plane died of 'blunt trauma'

19 hours 29 min ago
More details have been released about the death of a woman who was partially sucked out of a plane window in the US.

Breakdown in Trump-Kim talks could be high risk

20 hours 3 min ago
It had the air of a fait accompli.

Trump's warning on talks with North Korea's Kim

21 hours 7 min ago
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.

UK attacks Russia's 'changing fantasies' on Skripal case

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:28
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.

Bitcoin suspect 'flees on plane carrying Iceland PM'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:00
The suspected mastermind of a Bitcoin heist has escaped prison and fled to Sweden on a plane reportedly carrying Iceland's prime minister.

UN security team in Douma targeted by gunfire

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:19
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 higher than before crisis - IMF

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:05
Global debt levels are now higher than before the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

'Race against time' to save Rohingya from monsoon

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:32
Aid agencies are in a "race against time" to save thousands of Rohingya refugees from the dangers of the impending monsoon season.

CIA chief Pompeo 'met Kim in secret N Korea trip'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:32
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 dies aged 92

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:39
Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92, a family spokesperson has said.

Woman 'sucked out of window' after plane malfunction

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:41
A woman was partially sucked out of a plane after a window exploded in mid-air, according to media reports in the US.

This is what happens in a chemical weapons inspection

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:51
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?

No 10 defends destroying Windrush landing cards

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:50
Downing Street has defended the Home Office's decision to destroy landing cards recording the arrival of Windrush generation immigrants to the UK.

Jessie J wins China's version of The X Factor

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:54
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 urged to tackle modern slavery

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:53
Businesses across the Commonwealth could be the key to eradicating modern slavery globally, Australia's foreign minister has said.

'Man with three faces' tells of second transplant

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:27
The first person to have two face transplants says he is recovering well after being dubbed "the man with three faces".

PM 'sorry' for Windrush deportation scandal

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:57
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.

Macron hits back at MEPs criticising Syria airstrikes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:11
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".

Chemical weapons investigators enter Douma

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:49
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.

Online child sex abuse images 'up by a third'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:47
More child sex abuse images and videos are being found online than ever before, according to a charity.

Headless 'body' sparks major police operation

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:14
The discovery of an apparent headless body near a stream triggered a major police operation in southern Germany.

PM's 'deep regret' over Britain's homophobic past

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:44
Theresa May "deeply regrets" the criminalisation of same-sex relations in former British colonies, saying they "were wrong then and are wrong now".

Mystery illness see diplomats' families leave Cuba

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:36
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".

Missiles shot down over Syria airbases - reports

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:18
Syrian government troops have shot down missiles fired at two airbases in the country, according to state TV.

May denies launching airstrikes on Trump's orders

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:52
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 makes history by winning Pulitzer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:06
Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music - the first ever non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

11 endangered lions found dead in national park

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:55
Eleven lions from an endangered species have been found poisoned to death at a national park in Uganda.

'Serious concern' about death of Russian writer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:15
The death of a journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria is being described as a cause of "serious concern".

'Kremlin hacking critical national infrastructure in UK'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:01
The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.

Eight in court after gang rape and killing of girl, 8

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:40
Eight men have entered not guilty pleas following the rape and killing of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India.

Seven dead after fights at maximum security prison

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:54
Seven prison inmates have died following hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina.

Chinese social network to end 'gay censorship'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:45
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.

Ex-Auschwitz guard, 94, charged over atrocities

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:32
A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder.

Eurovision winner reveals she is HIV positive

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:24
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.

Surfer seriously injured in shark attack

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:47
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.

Trump 'morally unfit' to be president - Comey

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 04:27
Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be US president, according to former FBI boss James Comey.

Assad: Western air strikes based on lies at UN

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:53
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said Western airstrikes in his country were based on "lies" by the UN Security Council.

Milo Djukanovic set to win Montenegro election

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:05
Veteran leader Milo Djukanovic is set to win Montenegro's presidential election with 53.8% of the vote, projections suggest.

Beyonce stages surprise Destiny's Child reunion

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 18:44
Pop superstar Beyonce has reunited Destiny's Child for a surprise performance.

Plane diverts after fountain pen hostage drama

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:23
An Air China flight had to be diverted after a passenger held a crew member hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon.

Trump attacks 'slime ball' Comey for 'lying' in book

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:26
Donald Trump has yet again branded James Comey a "slime ball" - hours before an interview with the former FBI director is broadcast.

Assad is Russia's ally but also a 'liability'

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:24
Russia was not spoiling for a fight in Syria. Not with the US.

Saudi king attacks Trump over Israel embassy move

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:20
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Woman arrested in connection with rape of teen

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:29
Police have arrested a second person in connection with the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl in India last year.

Homes threatened as bushfire burns near Sydney

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:28
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.

Montenegro goes to polls to elect president

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:54
Voting has begun in Montenegro with pro-western former prime minister Milo Djukanovic expected to be elected president of the small Balkan country.

Johnson defends strikes on 'barbaric' Assad

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:38
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 stun Australia to win Games netball gold

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:23
England's netball team stunned favourites Australia to take the gold medal in a last-gasp victory at the Commonwealth Games.

War on plastic in world's oceans gets £61.4m boost

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 07:30
A £61.4m war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been announced by the Government.

Western powers bid for ceasefire in Syria

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 06:23
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 takes back first Rohingya family

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 06:07
Myanmar's government has confirmed it has repatriated the first Rohingya family after more than 700,000 fled Bangladesh.

UK marathon runner collapses at Commonwealth Games

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:59
Scotland's Callum Hawkins has been taken to hospital after collapsing while leading the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games.

Sorrell to end 32-year career at helm of WPP

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:09
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.

US and Russia are avoiding fight over Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:13
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.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest director dies

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 15:21
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.

#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:55
A "clean-up campaign" by a popular Chinese social media site has sparked protests from its users.

The world has to do more - Syria's war is getting worse

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:27
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 joint Syria airstrikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:47
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.

Syria airstrikes a warning to Russia, says May

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:06
Russia should take airstrikes on Syria as a warning over its use of chemical weapons, Theresa May has said.

Trump's gamble of the highest stakes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:46
In to the hornet's nest, Trump wades, as he puts it marshalling America's "righteous power" against barbarism and brutality.

US: Strikes hit Syrian chemical programme

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:33
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.

PM: No practicable alternative to use of force

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:24
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed British armed forces are involved in a combined operation with the US and France to strike Syria.

US-UK launch military strikes on Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:56
The US and UK have launched military strikes on Syria following the suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime.

Russia claims UK faked Syria 'chemical attack'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:46
Russia has accused Britain of "staging" an alleged chemical attack in Syria, as the UN warned the Cold War is back "with a vengeance".

New suspect charged over Kardashian robbery

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:19
A French court has charged an 11th suspect over the gunpoint robbery of Kim Kardashian West in 2016.

Nearly 500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:06
Nearly 500 people have been rescued from the central Mediterranean, the Italian Coastguard has said.

'Untruthful slime ball': Trump slams ex-FBI chief

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:01
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.

Russia 'spying on Skripals for five years'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:05
Russian intelligence have been spying on the Skripals for at least five years, national security adviser Mark Sedwill has said.

Here's how the world prepares for action in Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:38
When Donald Trump launched missiles against Syria in 2017, he did so within 72 hours of the offending chemical weapons strike.

Gold medallist Daley's Commonwealth LGBT rights plea

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:32
Diver Tom Daley has made a plea for Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality after winning a gold medal in the 10m synchronised dive.

16-year-old boy crushed to death by car seat

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:13
A boy has been found dead after becoming trapped by a car seat in a school car park.

Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress sister throws tantrum

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:54
The sister of Korean Air's infamous "nut rage" heiress has been accused of having her own tantrum during a business meeting.

Protests over kidnap, rape and murder of girl, 8

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:49
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.

Syria 'chemical attack': Is murder by bullets okay?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:19
The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.

Yulia Skripal abducted by Britain, says Russia

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:39
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: We will protect our troops in Syria

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:57
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.

Whale killed by 29kg of human rubbish in stomach

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:11
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.

Watchdog confirms novichok poisoned Sergei Skripal

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:47
Independent chemical weapons scientists have confirmed that novichok was used in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Salisbury shows 'how reckless Russia can be'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:52
Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said that the Salisbury nerve agent attack "demonstrates how reckless Russia is prepared to be".

Syrian stranded at Malaysian airport for a month

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:37
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.

Russians deployed to site of 'chemical attack'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:29
Russian military police have been deployed to the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria, according to a report.

Cyclones like lava flows in Jupiter flyover

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:09
NASA has released out-of-this-world footage of polar storms over Jupiter's north pole.

'Britain must join any US strikes against Assad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:56
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.

NZ stops new offshore oil and gas exploration

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:48
New Zealand is stopping all new offshore oil and gas exploration to fight climate change.

Nocturnal 'night owls' risk early death

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:29
People who stay up late and struggle in the mornings are more likely to die early, a new study has found.

'They're animals': The crisis where child rape is weapon

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:02
A 10-year-old girl writhes around in front of us.

'Spelling error' gets banned Dublin mayor into Israel

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:40
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.

US military 'ready' to give Trump options on Syria

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:37
The US military is ready to provide Donald Trump with options on striking Syria, the US defence secretary has said.

My own Facebook data was sold, says Zuckerberg

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:37
Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his personal data was among that improperly acquired by election consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

Mourners celebrate the life of Winnie Mandela

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:44
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.