US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
A police protection officer travelling with the foreign secretary has been suspended from duties after leaving his gun on a plane.
As the coronavirus clings on, reasserting itself in countries like the UK and US, the hopes and fears of politicians, scientists and the rest of humanity centre on a relatively small number of vaccines currently in development.
Campaigners have described it as "a huge step forward".
Several countries across Europe have announced new coronavirus restrictions in some of their largest cities after recent surges in infections.
Newcastle city centre has a strangely subdued atmosphere for a Friday night.
It is "increasingly likely" further lockdown restrictions will be required in London, the city's mayor has warned - and says he does not want to wait.
Rising cases of the common cold could be giving a false picture of the spread of coronavirus among children.
A number of areas have been added to the coronavirus watchlist as scientists warned the transmission rate could now be as high as 1.4 in the UK.
The UN Secretary General has told Sky News that goals set five years ago to help tackle global problems such as poverty, inequality and climate change have been "dramatically derailed" by the COVID-19 crisis - as a new film highlighting the biggest issues facing the world today is released.
Tighter restrictions have come into force in Dublin in response to growing concern over the spread of coronavirus.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson put his enormous muscles to good use when he was forced to rip off his electric gate from a wall with his bare hands to avoid being late to film scenes for his debut superhero movie.
Labour is this weekend staging a party conference with a difference.
Forecasters have run out of traditional names for storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, forcing them to switch to Greek names.
Boris Johnson's interview this afternoon really ought to have carried more significance than it did given the undoubted gravity of the moment.
Hundreds of British paratroopers have jumped into Ukraine, alongside soldiers from the army's elite Pathfinder unit, for an exercise close to the border with Crimea.
The "distressing" situation in Yemen is a result of choices made by "powerful countries and powerful people", according to a UN official.
One of the key figures in Brexit talks has told Sky News that he is "deeply concerned" over the state of negotiations.
Football league clubs are warning of financial implosion if the return of fans to stadiums is further delayed with a second national lockdown potentially looming.
A senior Tory and former minister has said the media should "stop whingeing about not meeting granny at Christmas".
The coronavirus transmission rate could now be as high as 1.4 in the UK, official figures show.
Lancashire Police has warned people against heading to Blackpool for one "last blast" ahead of new lockdown measures in the county.
Just 6% of the UK's population had COVID-19 antibodies at the start of September, the government's scientific advisers have warned.
Amal Clooney has quit her role as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s "lamentable" intention to "break international law" with the Internal Market Bill.
Sets of 120,000-year-old footprints belonging to humans have been discovered in Saudi Arabia.
Travel and hospitality stocks have been hit by fears of a second lockdown, as the number of UK coronavirus cases increases.
Britain's biggest banks are in talks to set up a new vehicle that would take charge of recovering tens of billions of pounds of COVID-19 debts as lenders seek to avoid a public relations crisis when the emergency loans fall due next year.
Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his CBE following his conviction for rape and sexual assault earlier this year.
People in the US will be banned from downloading TikTok from this Sunday.
London's New Year's Eve fireworks display will not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sadiq Khan has said.
An average of 6,000 people in England per day were estimated to be newly infected with coronavirus in England during the first week of September, the latest figures reveal.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology has helped police arrest more than 200 people across England in operation to tackle county lines drug activity.
Parts of the North West, West Yorkshire and the Midlands have been placed under further localised coronavirus restrictions.
The Crown Estate has said it expects the value of its profits and property to be badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kwik Fit, one of Britain's leading tyre-fitting and automotive repair groups, is to be put up for sale by its Japanese owner almost a decade after it last changed hands.
No new £2 or 2p coins will be produced for the next 10 years, the National Audit Office has revealed.
Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions - possibly as soon as next week - as the prime minister races to try and get a handle on the spread of coronavirus.
Warning: This report contains distressing images of seriously malnourished children.
Two hundred "culturally significant" books - including works by Sir Isaac Newton and astronomer Galileo - that were stolen in a Mission: Impossible-style raid in west London have been found buried underground in Romania.
Former Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have been reunited on screen in a racy read through of 1982 teen movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Van Morrison has accused the UK government of trying to "enslave" the population in a series of songs protesting against the coronavirus lockdown.
Ryanair has blamed European governments for "continuous changes" in travel restrictions, as it announces a 20% cut in October capacity.
Police are investigating the death of a man who was found "on fire" in south London.
More than half of coronavirus patients suffer persistent fatigue, regardless of the seriousness of their infection, a new study suggests.
Caixabank has announced the terms of the acquisition of state-owned lender Bankia in a deal that will create Spain's biggest domestic bank.
Tributes have been paid to Forrest Gump author Winston Groom, who has died aged 77.
Retailers continued their slow recovery during August, as sales volumes increased by 0.8% compared with July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
There's no coronavirus pandemic in Yemen if you ask anybody in the Old City of Sana'a.
An NHS worker was left unconscious after being subjected to a "totally unwarranted violent assault" on a bus that was "triggered by face masks".
Yemen is in a "desperate situation" as it stands on the brink of famine and hundreds of thousands of people face starvation, the UN secretary general has warned.
The latest local lockdown announcements mean 10 million people in Britain face extra coronavirus restrictions.
Sadiq Khan is calling for the government to extend the business rates holiday for another year as companies say reintroducing the rates would be the "final blow" for those already struggling during the pandemic.
A man has been caught asleep behind the wheel of a self-driving Tesla car that was travelling at 150km/h (93mph).
A government campaign aimed at helping British travellers prepare for Brexit changes is being launched today.
The transmission of coronavirus in Europe has returned to "alarming rates" this month and the big rise in cases is a "wake-up call", says a top official at the World Health Organisation.
In scenes of "absolute pandemonium" and "chaos", drivers queued for hours as they tried to get a coronavirus test only to be turned away - as the system struggled to cope with soaring demand.
Staff will be told to stop "all but essential" movement between care homes to protect residents during a feared second spike of coronavirus.
Lancashire is to be the latest part of the UK to face strict coronavirus lockdown rules - with drastic new curbs being introduced this weekend, Sky News understands.
The UK's top scientists have proposed a two-week national lockdown in October to stem the recent increase in coronavirus cases, according to a newspaper report.
New local restrictions are being introduced in northeast England - including a 10pm curfew for bars and pubs and a ban on people mixing with others outside their household.
The head of Test and Trace has said she doesn't believe "anybody was expecting to see the really sizeable increase in demand" for coronavirus tests.
The BBC has denied speculation that Alex Scott is the next host of A Question Of Sport after Gary Lineker tweeted his congratulations to the athlete.
It is one of the world's most famous luxury brands and maker of the world's fastest production car - and it could soon have a new owner.
The Welsh county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf has gone into a local lockdown after a "rapid rise" in coronavirus cases.
More than 3,000 people in northern China have been diagnosed with a bacterial infection after an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year.
The US attorney general has spark fierce criticism after comparing coronavirus lockdown measures to slavery.
Downing Street has suggested US presidential candidate Joe Biden doesn't understand its proposed Brexit legislation after the White House hopeful weighed into the controversy.
More than 70 migrants jumped overboard on a rescue ship while awaiting for permission to dock in southern Italy, according to a charity.
Men convicted of rape will face surgical castration and anyone who rapes a child under 14 will face the death penalty, under a new law introduced in Nigeria.
Filming has resumed on the movie "The Batman", after a two-week shutdown caused by a member of the production who tested positive for coronavirus.
Travellers arriving in the UK from Slovenia and Guadeloupe after 4am on Saturday will have to isolate for two weeks.
None of England's rivers are in good health, according to new data.
The wife of "naughty Tory" Charlie Elphicke - who announced she was divorcing him when he was convicted of sexual assault on two women - has revealed why she is backing his appeal.
A taskforce aimed at accelerating sports fans' mass return to stadia even as more locations across the UK face tighter coronavirus restrictions is to be spearheaded by David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse co-founder.
The war in Yemen is one of the world's most intractable conflicts and its worst humanitarian crisis.
Footballer Lionel Messi has won a legal battle over trademark rights related to his own logo.
Britain's economy is "less weak" than previously expected but a recent rise in COVID-19 cases could take its toll on activity, the Bank of England has said.
A Cabinet minister has bemoaned "endless carping" about problems with coronavirus testing and claimed the current system is a "phenomenal success".
Banksy has lost a legal battle with a greeting card company over the trademark of one of his pieces, with a ruling from Europe saying that the artist's anonymity hurt his case.
Schools are struggling to cope with a lack of COVID-19 tests - with new infections increasing since it became compulsory for pupils to return.
The father of a teenager who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing has told the inquiry he hopes her killer "rots in the deepest darkest part of hell".
One of the UK's "big four" accountancy firms has been fined a record £15m for its audit of the software company Autonomy ahead of its £7bn sale to Hewlett-Packard.
The owner of Young’s Seafood is charting a course towards the London stock market that will provide a fresh test of the appetite among City institutions for private equity-controlled assets.
Diversity's Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on Britain's Got Talent will not face investigation from media regulator Ofcom.
A German police force has suspended 29 officers after they shared pictures of Adolf Hitler and doctored images of refugees in gas chambers, officials have confirmed.
The first volume of former US president Barack Obama's memoir will be released on 17 November.
North Yorkshire's emergency services have gone into "full emergency mode" due to a rise in coronavirus cases and nationwide issues with testing capacity.
Alexei Navalny was poisoned via a water bottle in his Siberian hotel room, according to the Kremlin critic's entourage.
More than 200 naked convicts are on the run in Uganda after they escaped from prison before stripping off and sprinting into the wilderness.
The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England is now double the number recorded when the country's Test and Trace system was launched at the end of May.
Former cabinet minister Chris Grayling - who once gave a multimillion-pound contract to a ferry firm with no ships - has landed a new £275 per hour role with a major ports company.
Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic next year.
A lonely pensioner who put a sign in his window asking for friends has been inundated with a "tsunami" of messages from well-wishers across the globe.
A government minister has dismissed suggestions the UK could be heading for a two-week national lockdown.
Film studio Pinewood has announced a £450m expansion, including a blockbuster visitor attraction, which it says could create around 3,500 new jobs.
John Lewis Partnership has confirmed it will not pay a staff bonus next year after it posted a half-year loss of £635m.
Care providers in England will receive more than half a billion pounds in extra funding to help reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the winter, the government has said.
The number of people working from home is expected to double following the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.
One of Britain's most senior police officers has urged Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters to "behave like adults" and stop "going floppy" when they get arrested.
Fashion retailer Next has warned of the impact the "rule of six" could have on festive sales as it reported a half-year loss.
Greek police have begun moving hundreds of migrants stranded on the island of Lesbos, more than a week after a fire razed the camp where they were staying.
Boris Johnson has said members of the public should not report neighbours who breach the "rule of six" unless they are having "Animal House" parties with "hot tubs and so forth".
The prime minister warned colleagues when they returned to Westminster a couple of weeks ago the government ship was sailing into "choppy waters" and faced "turbulence ahead".
Heath Secretary Matt Hancock is facing MPs' anger over coronavirus testing failings as he confirms new lockdown restrictions for northeast England.
US presidential candidate Joe Biden has weighed into the controversy over the UK's new Brexit bill, warning of its implications for a future UK-US trade deal.
Rocks is a rare beast in the film world: Not only is it movie about young women, it's also directed, written and produced by women too.
Tens of thousands of stroke patients could be denied the chance of recovery because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on services, according to the Stroke Association.
British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.
Patients will be urged to book A&E appointments as part of a shake-up of emergency services in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
There are barely a hundred days left before the end of the year, when the UK will end its transition period and cut all ties with the European Union - still enough time to agree a trade deal, but it is getting tight.
The UK's revenge porn helpline has dealt with more cases so far this year than it did for the whole of 2019 as calls remain high since the coronavirus lockdown.
Hurricane Sally has brought heavy winds and devastating flooding to America's Gulf Coast, destroying part of a new bridge in Florida.
Sony has come out swinging ahead of the console wars looming this holiday season by confirming its two PS5 consoles will be available in November alongside a host of exciting games.
Local lockdown measures are to be imposed in the Welsh county of Rhondda Cynon Taf after a rise in coronavirus cases.
Groups of pupils should only be sent home if there has been a positive test, rather than someone just developing symptoms, the prime minister has said as he defended the struggling testing system.
People in England are still struggling to get a coronavirus test - a problem that the government says could take weeks to solve.
How did Britain's "world-beating" COVID-19 testing system stumble in the face of its very first serious test?
Boris Johnson has partially climbed down on his controversial new Brexit bill in the face of a Tory rebellion.
Large parts of the North East are set to be subjected to tighter lockdown restrictions that will be announced tomorrow.
Kim Kardashian West is shunning the social media site that helped make her a star - freezing her Instagram account for the day.
The UK recorded 20 deaths of people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, according to government figures.
The US central bank has signalled interest rates will remain near-zero through 2023 despite improved forecasts on the severity of the hit to the economy from the coronavirus crisis.
A government minister has quit in the row over Boris Johnson's bid to potentially break international law by overriding the Brexit deal.
Britain's best-known film studio is to deliver a boost to the country's embattled movie and tourism industries by unveiling expansion plans that will include a blockbuster visitor attraction.
A curfew could be introduced across London to help prevent a second wave of coronavirus, according to a public health director.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio will furlough himself and almost 500 staff members for a week to close a budget gap created by the coronavirus pandemic.
The children of a couple who were both killed as they picked them up from the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena have said they were "soulmates".
Schoolchildren and their parents could be prioritised for coronavirus tests - after hospitals and care homes - as the government deals with "real challenges" in the system, a cabinet minister has told Sky News.
Barbados has become the latest Commonwealth country to become a republic - removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
An 18-month inquiry into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that left 356 people dead has identified a "horrific culmination" of failures at the company and among regulators.
Plans to build two new nuclear power plants in the UK have been scrapped after Japanese backer Hitachi pulled out.
A man who had a pint of sulphuric acid thrown in his face has told Sky News he is "sickened" after learning his attacker has been moved to an open prison - less than six years after the assault took place.
Twenty-six games were announced as coming to PlayStation 5 during Sony's launch event for its new console back in June, including brand new titles and highly-anticipated sequels.
Boris Johnson's moonshot testing programme "can be done", according to a Chinese company which has developed a new 30-minute COVID-19 test.
British Airways expects unions to agree to new terms and conditions this week, ending a rancorous dispute that has soured relations between staff and management and compounded the airline's challenge in managing the impact of coronavirus.
The owner of Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has kicked off a process to sell the chain, making it the latest casual dining operator to seek an exit amid turbulent trading exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
A pregnant woman's alcohol consumption could soon be mentioned on their child's medical record - prompting significant privacy concerns.
Perfectly preserved sperm dating back 100 million years has been found trapped in amber.
The long-term economic cost of the COVID-19 pandemic may amount to $7trn (£5.3trn) - around $900 (£690) for every man woman and child on the planet - the OECD warned today.
Two police officers who posted TikTok videos of themselves on duty and in uniform were found to have committed gross misconduct.
The NHS is partnering with Facebook to enlist new blood donors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland ahead of a potential second wave of COVID-19.
Apple has launched a range of new products in its September event, but - for the first time in years - it has not released a new iPhone.
A further 3,105 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the UK - and the number seems to be rising rapidly, having ticked over 1,000 only a few weeks ago.
Inflation fell to 0.2% last month as the Eat Out To Help Out scheme pushed down prices in restaurants and cafes, new figures show.
Left-wing union leader Len McCluskey has made a surprise move in asking for a meeting with Boris Johnson to plead for an emergency jobs package when the furlough scheme ends next month.
Criminals who organise and run county lines drugs operations have been warned by the home secretary: "We're coming after you."
Health officials have issued an urgent plea to stop the public going to the "very busy" Royal Bolton Hospital A&E department in the hope of getting COVID-19 tests.
Violent and sexual offenders will have to serve more of their prison sentences under a series of reforms being outlined by the government.
An Uber safety driver who was behind the wheel of a self-driving car that struck and killed a woman in the US has been charged over the death.
The UK has rescued a British child from Syria as part of efforts to help unaccompanied or orphaned minors caught up in the fallout from the conflict with Islamic State.
A karaoke night at a Scottish pub has been linked to an outbreak of coronavirus cases.
Thomas Cook is back selling holidays almost a year after its dramatic collapse which forced the UK authorities to repatriate 150,000 holidaymakers and put 9,000 people out of a job.
A passenger who was spotted wearing a snake as a mask while travelling on a bus has been warned it is not a legitimate face covering.
The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have signed historic diplomatic normalisation deals with Israel at a ceremony at the White House.
351 loggerhead sea turtles have been found dead on the same stretch of coastline where 137 sea lions were found deceased earlier this month.
Peers have been warned by the government not to block its controversial bid to override the Brexit deal, as an ally of Angela Merkel branded the UK a "despot" like North Korea.
Schools could be forced to close partially or fully because of a lack of coronavirus tests for staff with symptoms, a headteacher has warned.
The family of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed black woman shot dead during a US police drug raid, is to receive $12m (£9.3m) from the city of Louisville in Kentucky.
Noel Gallagher says he refuses to wear a face mask while shopping, as he goes against laws brought in during the pandemic to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted there are "challenges" with the coronavirus testing system following a "sharp rise" in demand.
Ireland's entire cabinet had to "restrict their movements" after the health minister felt unwell and was tested for coronavirus.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has told Sky News she would call the police if her neighbours were hosting a party that broke coronavirus restrictions.
The Brazilian government must send more firefighters and firefighting equipment to help try and stem enormous blazes ripping through the Amazon rainforest, say politicians in Para State.
"I want a job, that's what I really want. If I can work I'm happy."
Police are searching an area of countryside in Lincolnshire for a missing teenage girl whose parents have been charged with her murder.
Care home staff in coronavirus hotspots are waiting over a week for test results, prompting concerns that the system cannot cope with increased demand.
A newborn baby has died after being mauled by a dog in Doncaster.
A coronavirus testing centre in Kent has been shut - reportedly to make way for a lorry park in the run up to the next big Brexit deadline.
At the White House today, Donald Trump is trying to get as close as he can to emulating a moment that happened 27 years this week.
ITV has praised dance group Diversity for their "authentic, heartfelt" performance on Britain's Got Talent where the dancers re-enacted the death of George Floyd.
New Look has secured support for a restructuring plan that safeguards thousands of jobs.
The newest entrant to the group of companies which dominate Britain's retail energy market is to raise £300m from a share sale as it pursues further international expansion and further investment in its technology platform.
Former Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has been sentenced to two years in prison for three sexual assaults on two younger women.
Lego has vowed that its bricks will no longer be made from plastic by 2030.
An improvised explosive device has targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Iraq's capital Baghdad.
Next has agreed a deal that will resurrect Victoria's Secret UK and save 500 jobs.
Sir Keir Starmer has unleashed his most powerful attack on Boris Johnson's handling of the coronavirus crisis, accusing him of leading the "most incompetent government I can remember".
The parents of a social media star killed in the Manchester Arena attack said they realised how many "lives he touched" when a Twitter post transformed his mum's flagging business.
Shoppers spent £155m less in supermarkets last month as the Eat Out To Help Out scheme tempted consumers back to restaurants and pubs, according to industry data.
Britain's unemployment rate rose to 4.1% in the three months to July as the total number of jobless rose by 62,000, the Office for National Statistics said.
Small firms fighting for insurance pay-outs due to the coronavirus lockdown have welcomed a court judgment which should help some advance their claims - but may see others lose out.
Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has shared his first picture from hospital as his spokeswoman confirmed that he plans to return to the country.
One of Britain's big four accountancy firms has been forced to abandon plans to slash the sums it pays into thousands of employees' pension pots following the threat of legal action.
A man is in a critical condition after he was shot with a crossbow in Uxbridge, police say.
The government is under growing pressure from NHS hospital trusts, public health officials and MPs over a lack of availability of coronavirus tests.
Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.
The Duke of Sussex has received birthday wishes from the Royal Family as he celebrates turning 36.
The Japanese military have been given instructions to record and report sightings of unidentified aerial objects which could pose a potential threat to the country's security.
Five men try to protect an area the size of Scotland from rampant blazes, while Brazil's government denies the existence of fires.
Donald Trump has said he is willing to take part in a presidential debate hosted by the comedian and podcast star Joe Rogan.
Facebook has launched a climate science information centre to promote authoritative voices on climate change following wildfires in the US and criticism of the platform for allowing misinformation to spread.
Scientists have discovered a rare molecule in the clouds of Venus, which suggests colonies of living microbes could be thriving in the oxygen-free environment high in the planet's atmosphere.
Domino's Pizza says it is hiring an additional 5,000 staff following the surge in demand for takeaway meals during the coronavirus crisis.
New restrictions banning households from meeting each other have come into force in Birmingham following a spike in coronavirus cases in the city.
John Boyega has stepped down from his role with perfume brand Jo Malone after the company cut him from the Chinese version of an aftershave advert he helped create.
People who assault emergency workers will face tougher sentences of up to two years in jail under a new law, the government has announced.
Boris Johnson's controversial bid to override parts of the Brexit deal has cleared a major hurdle in parliament.
The number of people drinking at high-risk levels has almost doubled since just before the UK's lockdown, experts have warned.
Brexit wars are back this week with full fire and fury.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged to make good on his promise to ensure the NHS has what it needs to cope with coronavirus as the health service faces the threat of "triple whammy" this winter.
A worker at a coronavirus testing centre has told Sky News that they are working at only a fraction of capacity, even as people complain they cannot get a test.
A museum at Oxford University has removed its famous collection of shrunken heads and other human remains from display as it seeks to "decolonise" its collection.
The government has been accused of making coronavirus rule exemptions "for their mates" after it emerged that groups of more than six can go hunting.
A builder lured his wife's lover to a remote farm before murdering him and disposing of his body, a court has heard.
Sir Keir Starmer is calling on Boris Johnson to put party differences aside and work with Labour on a jobs crusade during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alok Sharma, the business secretary, will this week ask an interim chairman to head the competition watchdog amid confusion over Britain's post-Brexit state aid regime.
The mother and father of a missing teenage girl have been charged with her murder.
A court has heard that police believe a man accused of murdering one person and attempting to murder seven others in Birmingham went home in the middle of the attacks.
The prime minister has accused the EU of going to "extreme and unreasonable" lengths over the Northern Ireland protocol, as he defended his law-breaking Brexit bill in the Commons.
There are concerns for the safety of a number of humpback whales that have made a "wrong turn" and strayed into a crocodile-infested river in Australia.
The government risks undermining confidence among the public by introducing new coronavirus rules at the same time as pushing ahead with plans to breach international law, a public health expert has told Sky News.
Shares in security firm G4S have surged by a quarter after a Canadian rival went public with a takeover bid worth almost £3bn.
Belarus' embattled president Alexander Lukashenko has landed in Russia for face-to-face talks with Vladimir Putin.
A mother who cradled her 14-year-old girl as she died in the Manchester bombing has described the pain of losing her daughter who was her "best friend".
Another 2,621 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the UK in the latest daily government figures, taking the total to 371,125.
Microsoft's bid to take over TikTok's US operations has been rejected by Chinese owner ByteDance, with database specialist Oracle securing a deal to operate the popular video-sharing app.
People in England who see their neighbours flouting the new "rule of six" are being encouraged to contact police by the government.
UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings is to be sold to America's Nvidia in a deal worth up to $40bn (£31bn).
Wetherspoons has revealed a total of 66 members of staff have caught coronavirus since the pub chain reopened.
Diversity dancer Ashley Banjo has called out "racism" and "hate" following the group's Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on Britain's Got Talent - as complaints about the routine rose to more than 21,000.
A health alert has been issued with temperatures expected to reach around 31C (88F) in some parts of the country on Tuesday.
New Look’s biggest landlords will vote against the fashion retailer's latest rescue plan on Tuesday, throwing its survival into further doubt amid the UK’s deepening high street crisis.
The family of a Coronation Street "superfan" who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing identified his body from a tattoo of Deirdre Barlow on his leg, they have said.
If you'd have picked the celebs most likely to be hailed as unsung heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, Jedward might not have topped your list.
A man has died and an 11-year-old is in a life-threatening condition after a lorry collided with two cars before crashing into a house in southeast London.
Mike Ashley and Newcastle United have instructed leading lawyers in an ongoing battle with the Premier League after they claimed the sale of the club to a Saudi-led consortium was unfairly blocked.
A second earthquake in the space of a week has hit a Bedfordshire town.
Former prime minister David Cameron has "misgivings" about the government's plan to override the UK's Brexit withdrawal deal.
The leader of the UK's six million trade union members has demanded an extension of the coronavirus furlough scheme to prevent "a tsunami of job losses".
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after a member of his household displayed possible coronavirus symptoms.
Two independent laboratories have confirmed German findings that Alexei Navalny was poisoned with novichok.
A group of migrants have been seen running from the shoreline on a beach in Kent after crossing the Channel in a rubber dinghy.
Proposed changes to the law that allow judges to give life sentences to motorists who cause death by dangerous driving would give criminals "the time they should get in prison," a father of one victim has told Sky News.
London City Airport is to cut up to 239 jobs - or 35% of roles - as part of "crucial restructuring" prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The estimated size of the unsustainable corporate debt mountain created by the coronavirus pandemic is to be slashed by an influential group of City figures as banks and ministers clash over how to resolve one of COVID-19's biggest financial timebombs.
Yoshihide Suga is set to become Japan's new prime minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe.
A 113 square km sheet of ice has broken away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf, researchers have said.
Israel has become the first country in the world to announce a second national coronavirus lockdown.
Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed, mainly mask-less, crowd in Nevada - defying state regulations and his own administration's guidelines.
The grandson of the US president Warren G. Harding has asked for permission to dig up the Republican's remains to "establish with a scientific certainty" they are related.
Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals have "damaged trust" and set back talks on a trade deal with the EU, an Irish minister has told Sky News.
The UK could face the threat of a ready-for-action Russian nuclear-powered missile that can fly around the Earth for years in the coming decades, the chief of defence intelligence has warned.
A review of British defence and foreign policy is "flawed" and should be postponed until the full effects on the COVID-19 pandemic are known, a senior MP has warned.
To quote Back to the Future's Marty McFly, Labour's new Brexit position "is an oldie where I come from".
Boris Johnson has been hit by a devastating attack from a former loyal ally as he embarks on bruising Commons clashes on a bitterly contentious piece of Brexit legislation.
Social gatherings of more than six people are now illegal in England as the coronavirus "rule of six" comes into force.
Police could be given powers to stop and search people with knife convictions without the need for further suspicion, under new government plans.
The Queen has said she was "inspired" to see "the resilience of the British people" shown through a photographic lockdown project led by the Duchess of Cambridge.
Footballer Neymar has claimed he was racially abused by an opponent after he was among five players sent off during Paris St-Germain's match with Marseille that ended with a mass brawl.
Britain's Got Talent judge Ashley Banjo has said the negative reaction to a Black Lives Matter routine on the show was "in the minority" after it attracted 15,500 complaints.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a lorry driver died in a collision on the M5.
The British perfume brand Jo Malone has "deeply apologised" to Star Wars actor John Boyega after he was cut out of the Chinese version of an advert he helped create.
Mexican authorities are investigating after 137 dead sea lions washed up on a beach with no sign of how they died.
A ban on "saggy pants" that reveal a person's underwear is set to be lifted in a South Florida city - 13 years after it was put in place.
Coronavirus cases in Bolton are continuing to increase, with the equivalent of 192 new cases per 100,000 people recorded in the week to 10 September.
Like the rest of us, Prince William returned to work this week after a brief summer break.
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are fighting for their lives after they were shot in an apparent ambush that was captured on video.
The number of people in the UK who have tested positive for coronavirus has increased by 3,330, official figures show.
The UK faces another national lockdown "in short order" unless people abide by new COVID-19 restrictions, a government adviser has told Sky News.
A British woman has become the fastest in the world to row from the US mainland to Hawaii.
A pack of turnaround investors, private equity funds and food groups are vying to snap up Hovis, one of Britain's best-known food brands, in a deal that could be worth well over £100m.
With Brexit well and truly back on the agenda, the government is having to balance the fallout over its controversial bill and coronavirus at the same time.
The new deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats has vowed to help the party build a "winning campaign machine" as it seeks a reversal of fortune.
The government's coronavirus testing programme is in chaos - with leaked documents revealing a backlog of 185,000 swabs and large numbers of people who will never receive their results.
Police have shut down a series of illegal parties overnight as people enjoyed a final weekend of revelry before tougher coronavirus restrictions come into force.
A young woman has told how she was forced to suffer a miscarriage without the comfort of her partner, due to strict coronavirus rules in hospitals.
The justice secretary has dismissed reports that the government wants to try and opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights, amid heavy criticism from opposition parties.
Bermuda residents are being urged to prepare to "protect life and property" ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Paulette on Sunday evening.
Police carrying out a "no body" murder investigation after a teenager went missing seven weeks ago, have arrested a second person.
England footballer Mason Greenwood has apologised for his "poor judgement" after being filmed inhaling laughing gas.
Donald Trump has blamed wildfires - which have killed at least 31 people across the US west coast - on "forest management".
Teenage killers like the mastermind of the Manchester Arena bomb attack could spend the rest of their days behind bars under a new "life means life" sentencing shake-up.
Tony Blair and Sir John Major have teamed up to accuse Boris Johnson of "shaming" the UK by proposing legislation which undermines his own Brexit deal.
More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in France in a single day - the country's highest daily number since the pandemic began.
The speed limit will be reduced to 60mph on four stretches of motorway in an effort to reduce air pollution.
Conor McGregor has been arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure in Corsica, according to French media reports.
Sue Barker is leaving A Question Of Sport after 23 years, the BBC has confirmed.
The pandemic has laid bare deep-rooted problems and many Angelenos are cutting their losses and leaving the city.
Around 30% of workers in Wales could regularly work from home even after the coronavirus pandemic, the Welsh government has said.
Another 3,497 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, government figures show.
Fears are growing over the COVID-19 threat in care homes as a report claims there have been outbreaks detected at 43 facilities.
Dozens of people are missing in Oregon as two large fires threaten to merge and hundreds of thousands are ordered to evacuate.
A teenager has been fined £10,000 after hosting 50 people at his home - as a senior police figure warned the public against having a "party weekend" before stricter coronavirus restrictions come into force.
Senior Conservatives have refused to back down on their rebellion against Boris Johnson's controversial Brexit legislation - despite his warning that Brussels could "carve up our country" without it.
Hundreds of people in Italy have joined a funeral procession for a young black man who was brutally beaten to death in a killing that has sent shockwaves through the country.
Police in Paris have arrested more than 200 people during the first yellow vest protest since the start of France's coronavirus outbreak.
Police in Germany have seized about 250 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a suspected far-right sympathiser.
Manchester United's manager has said Harry Maguire is an "absolute top human being" and will remain the club's captain despite being convicted of assaulting a police officer.
Here's the irony: up until recently, if there was one part of the European Union which most Conservatives said they actually rather liked, it was the state aid regime.
A man has been charged after a police officer suffered serious burns while helping with an eviction in Newquay.
The Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials are back on after being suspended for an urgent investigation because a volunteer reportedly suffered potentially dangerous side effects.
People are being warned against meeting in large numbers for a "party weekend" in the hot weather before stricter coronavirus rules come into force on Monday.
British designer Sir Terence Conran has died aged 88, with his family describing him as a "visionary".
Bodycam footage has captured the moment a police officer confronted a student who was hosting a "COVID-19" party where everyone who attended had tested positive for the virus.
NHS staff who risked their lives during the coronavirus pandemic are demanding a pay rise and threatening strikes despite warnings of a second wave.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old girl who went missing seven weeks ago.
The defence secretary has pushed back on rumours that Britain's tanks could be dropped as part of the upcoming Integrated Defence and Security Review.
Passengers arriving from Portugal, Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion have been voicing their anger at new quarantine rules.
A champion wrestler has been executed in Iran despite a plea from Donald Trump for his life to be spared.
The John Lewis Partnership is plotting the takeover of a fast-growing recipe box provider backed by the former Wimbledon champion Sir Andy Murray as it seeks to tap into consumers' post-pandemic penchant for subscription services.
Nearly eight million people in Britain will be living under stricter lockdown rules, including a large part of the West Midlands, ahead of a widespread ban on gatherings of more than six people.
Toots Hibbert, the legendary frontman of reggae group the Maytals, has died at the age of 77.
Ambulance workers in the UK have been subjected to hundreds of violent attacks during the coronavirus pandemic including an increase in sexual assaults, new figures have revealed.
India has reported almost 100,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a record jump for the country for a second consecutive day.
Bahrain is set to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel in an historic move that marks the latest dramatic shift in Middle East alliances.
More than 1,600 physical assaults on UK ambulance workers have been recorded between January and July as the country battled the COVID-19 outbreak - the equivalent of more than seven attacks every day.
The latest Sunday night period drama from ITV has faced some criticism this week.
A woman who cut off her own hand with a circular saw in the hope of getting a €1m (£925,000) insurance payout has been sentenced to two years in prison.
At 8.59am on Saturday 3 October, a group of actors including Jude Law will be gathered on Osea, a small island off the coast of Essex only reachable by causeway, seconds from pressing go on something of a TV first.
More than 6,100 migrants have arrived in the UK on small boats so far this year, according to new figures.
Record rainfall across parts of Africa is stretching the resources of government officials and aid workers already struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks, regional conflicts, and other health-related emergencies.