British boxer Tyson Fury has won his bout against German Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas after knocking him out in the second round.
Boris Johnson's runaway Tory leadership bandwagon is gathering more pace with a surge in support in two opinion polls and a new high-profile backer, Esther McVey.
Geri Horner has apologised for quitting the Spice Girls as the group took to the stage for the final night of their long-awaited reunion tour.
Hong Kong is preparing for more huge protests today over the controversial and unpopular extradition bill that has come under heavy criticism.
More homes in Lincolnshire are being evacuated after a river burst its banks following heavy rain which has battered the UK this week.
A man who chased people while wearing a Friday the 13th-style mask and wielding a meat cleaver and knife has been arrested.
Former Love Island contestant Sherif Lanre has spoken out after he was booted off the ITV reality show last week.
Donald Trump has branded London mayor Sadiq Khan a "disaster" and a "national disgrace" following two fatal stabbings and a shooting in London in the space of 24 hours.
On a bridge by Hong Kong's government headquarters, messages to the authorities plaster the walls.
Billions of eyes will be fixed on one of the biggest sporting fixtures in the world as neighbouring countries and arch rivals, India and Pakistan, go head to head in what is expected to be a thrilling Cricket World Cup showdown in Manchester on Sunday.
Chris Froome has said he is "lucky to be here" after sustaining multiple fractures in a high-speed bike crash.
Notre Dame in Paris held its first Mass since the fire which caused enormous damage to the cathedral's roof and destroyed its spire.
Tory leadership contender Sajid Javid has said a "coronation" of Boris Johnson as the party's next leader would be a mistake, declaring: "We had a coronation last time, it didn't work out well."
Ten people have been arrested after two teenagers were killed in a stabbing and shooting which happened 12 minutes apart in different parts of London.
A man has been charged after a woman with a toddler was stabbed in north London.
Two "violent" girl gang members have been spared jail after teaming up to repeatedly punch an Egyptian student who later died.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has ordered a "root and branch" review of NHS food, after two more patient deaths were linked to listeria outbreak.
The British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said.
Jeremy Corbyn has been called "pathetic" after saying the government needed to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers.
The UK's second-largest five-a-side football venue owner is being circled by potential bidders after its lender drafted in advisers to explore a review of its options.
The government has announced that people who have an "invisible" disability are now able to apply for a blue badge parking permit.
Amanda Knox has broken down in tears on her first return to Italy since her acquittal in the murder of her flatmate Meredith Kercher.
Revered Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for a film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and for staging extravagant opera productions, has died aged 96.
Riot police in Brazil have clashed with demonstrators exchanging volleys of tear gas and fireworks during a day of protest venting frustration at the country's leadership.
Hong Kong's government has suspended a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after mass protests.
More than one in 10 people in Britain own second homes, buy-to-let and overseas properties worth a total of almost £1tn, a study has found.
The only known recording of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo may have been found by researchers.
A police officer who violently smashed a man's windscreen after mistaking him for a drug dealer committed gross misconduct, an investigation found.
A Chinese-owned company is making circuit boards for the top-secret next generation F-35 warplanes flown by Britain and the United States, Sky News can reveal.
An investigation has been launched after images of an A-Level maths exam were shared online.
A Tennessee detective has refused to apologise after he called for the execution of gay people during a church sermon.
The UK is "confident" that Iran is responsible for suspected limpet mine attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Five candidates vying to be the next prime minister are spending the weekend figuring out how best to take on the runaway leader in the race - Boris Johnson.
The field of Conservative leadership contenders has slimmed to six after Health Secretary Matt Hancock dropped out of the race.
Survivors of the Grenfell fire and those who lost loved ones have held a vigil to mark two years since the disaster.
Hayley Shaw's five-year-old son, Noah, is autistic and struggles with sensory overload, making it difficult for him to cope with certain situations.
A man has been jailed for life after drowning his girlfriend in a shallow pool of stagnant water before lying and blaming her for drunkenly falling.
The Chase star Paul Sinha has revealed he has Parkinson's disease at the age of 49.
Police will not take action against Jo Brand after she made a joke about throwing battery acid at politicians.
The symbol of resistance in Khartoum is delivered by hand.
A farmer who shot dead his estranged wife as she sat in her Range Rover has told a court in Birmingham he intended to frighten her into reconciling their marriage.
A NASA spacecraft has spotted curious shapes on the surface of Mars closely resembling the Starfleet logo from the sci-fi hit TV show, Star Trek.
Police are appealing for witnesses who use the gay dating app Grindr after a teenage girl and a man were arrested over a murder and rape.
The Metropolitan Police has warned protesters they will deploy officers and equipment to monitor airspace around Heathrow this Tuesday.
A couple have been convicted of murdering a vulnerable woman whose body has never been found.
The race for the Conservative Party leadership is hotting up after the first round of voting by MPs.
Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who fought off the deadly Ebola virus, has given birth to twin sons.
Guinness has ended its sponsorship of London Irish rugby club over the signing of former Ireland International Paddy Jackson, who was cleared of rape last year.
Lord Sugar has backed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister - despite having previously suggested he should be jailed for misleading the public over Brexit.
The owner of Monsoon Accessorize is facing demands from landlords to alter the terms of a multimillion pound support package to be unveiled by the fashion retailer next week.
A lizard has left behind hot and sunny Greece for South Wales after sneaking into a holidaymaker's suitcase.
Firefighters have warned that we risk "sleepwalking into another catastrophic loss of life" two years after the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Chris Froome woke up following surgery after a high-speed crash to learn that despite being almost certain to not race again this season, he could end it with a seventh Grand Tour title.
Holidaymakers who book Ryanair flights from abroad are paying inflated fares after being slapped with rip-off exchange rates, a consumer group has said.
Arcadia Group is to cut 170 jobs at its London headquarters after Sir Phillip Green's high street retail empire averted collapse.
Britain's oldest person has died at the age of 112, her family has said.
A man accused of murdering a cousin of TV weatherman Alex Beresford has had the case against him dropped.
Founding member of Change UK and former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats.
A bid by the US to have Julian Assange extradited from Britain to face accusations of hacking and spying will be heard early next year.
Boris Johnson has comfortably won the opening round of the Conservative leadership contest, as the frontrunner easily cleared the first hurdle to becoming Britain's next prime minister.
Guy Hands, one of Britain's most prominent financiers, is in talks to sell a disputed portfolio of two dozen care homes to a specialist real estate investor for more than £200m.
Tattoo parlours need better infection control to reduce side effects such as swelling or burning, according to a new report.
Two people are missing after a road bridge plunged into a river and sent two vehicles into the water in southern China.
A firefighter has received £1.5m in compensation after a training injury led to the amputation of his right hand.
Two years after the Grenfell fire, a bereaved survivor is living in a hotel because the home he was offered flooded and became a fire risk.
Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to take part in televised debates for the Conservative leadership - months after he described them as "essential".
Experts say cocaine use in the UK is much greater than previously thought after thousands of drug users admitted taking the Class A drug on a regular basis, Sky News can exclusively reveal.
A new rule written into the UK's Advertising Codes should mean adverts that perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes are taken off TV.
Shell Energy Retail has been forced to pay £390,000 compensation and refunds after overcharging customers.
The man accused of murdering dozens of people in two New Zealand mosques has pleaded not guilty to 92 charges.
A video has been released showing police rescuing a five-month baby who had been abducted in Birmingham.
There is an uneasy calm on the streets of Hong Kong - a break in the battle.
Despite the bullish statements released by all the surviving leadership camps after the first round leadership vote, most of them were left disappointed.
One of oldest laws of political life might be about to be consigned to history: that the favourite in a Tory leadership race never wins.
Forecasters say the UK weather will improve by next week after "treacherous" conditions in parts of the country following intense rainfall and flooding.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested after a woman with a toddler was stabbed during an attempted robbery.
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Emma Faulds, missing in South Ayrshire for more than six weeks, have found human remains.
Change UK has applied to change its name for a third time following a dispute with a petitions website.
When it came to what you could expect from a KFC restaurant, the clue used to be in the name.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of being behind attacks on two oil tankers which caught fire in the Gulf of Oman.
The former boss of Stobart, the mini-conglomerate, has renewed hostilities with its board just two days after losing a court appeal over his dismissal.
An administrative blunder could have stopped security services from linking two of the London Bridge terrorists before they carried out their attack, an MI5 officer has said.
Amanda Knox has arrived in Italy for the first time since being acquitted of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia.
Vodafone customers worldwide have faced disruption to their mobile internet and broadband services because of a glitch.
Donald Trump has deleted a tweet where he referred to the UK's future king as the "Prince of Whales".
Majestic Wine plunged to an £8.5m full-year loss while it closes in on the sale of its retail store business.
M&S has revealed it only received 85% of take-up from shareholders for its £600m fundraising call to bankroll its deal with Ocado.
'Big six' energy firm SSE has announced the closure of its last coal-fired power station, days after a government pledge to cut the UK's net carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Kitchen knives in the homes of domestic violence victims will be replaced with blunt knives in a bid to protect them from attacks, as part of a police trial.
Conservative leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has revealed he does not know why he was not invited to the state dinner with US President Donald Trump earlier this month.
Cabinet minister Rory Stewart has issued a stunning threat to "bring down" a Boris Johnson-led government - should his Tory rival suspend parliament in order to push through a no-deal Brexit.
Chris Froome will spend the next few days in hospital to recover from a six-hour surgery after sustaining multiple fractures in a high-speed crash during the Criterium du Dauphine race.
Travellers are being offered the chance to replicate the adventures of fictional character Phileas Fogg and take a trip "Around the World in 80 Days" for an arguably affordable price.
A low-key funeral has been held for a Jeremy Kyle Show guest who is believed to have committed suicide after failing a lie detector test during filming for the programme.
Jamie Oliver's remaining UK restaurants have avoided closure, after being rescued by the owner of Upper Crust and Ritazza transit food outlets.
The sister of Saudi Arabia's crown prince will face trial next month, accused of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a workman.
A patient has died and thousands of people have fallen ill after coming into contact with contaminated water.
Solero ice lollies are to be sold without wrappers in a trial by consumer goods giant Unilever to help householders cut down on single-use plastic.
Morrisons has expanded on its home delivery agreement deal with Amazon, extending its same-day service across the UK this year.
A tech fair attraction that allowed visitors to batter a bobble-head likeness of Donald Trump with a mallet has been axed by organisers.
The owner of Aston Martin is facing the embarrassing prospect of a revolt over boardroom pay within months of its £4.3bn flotation amid growing City unrest over the luxury car-maker's performance.
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Almost 300,000 people have been evacuated after a cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub.
As Tory MPs prepare to cast their first ballots in the party's leadership contest, Sky News analysis has found Boris Johnson is by some distance the preferred candidate.
A car dubbed the world's most famous will be up for auction later this year, it has been announced.
We've had the reunion tour and now it seems Spice Girls fans are getting more of what they really, really want, with a new animated film reportedly in the works.
North Korea has broken its silence on an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), with claims it has taken emergency measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
The UK's major supermarkets have signed a pledge to help halve the country's £20bn annual food waste bill by 2030.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death during a brawl in Coventry.
A third of home buyers who used the Help to Buy scheme last year could have purchased a property without the initiative, research by a government spending watchdog has revealed.
A nurse who was re-arrested by police investigating the deaths of several babies at a hospital in Cheshire has been bailed.
Wednesday was a tale of two political campaign launches.
Conservative MPs will vote in the first round of the party's leadership contest later today.
Messaging platform Telegram has said it was hit by a powerful cyberattack that coincided with protests in Hong Kong.
A US man is suing a cryonics company for $1m (£790,000) and wants his father's head returned, claiming it wrongly cremated his father's body and sent the remains in the post.
There is no peace in Hong Kong, where the youth, angry and afraid have mobilised.
Prosecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence (AI) to try and reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime.
Something very worrying has happened at the Technical School in Khartoum.
Sky News is planning to host a live leadership debate between the final two contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader, and you could be in the audience.
A 12-week consultation has been launched on whether folic acid should be added to flour.
A man on trial for rape and double murder is thought to be the first suspect to be found using the new forensic technique of genetic genealogy.
The families of two British teenagers who died in a car crash in Bolivia have paid tribute to their loved ones.
Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
Sir Philip Green has told Sky News "a win is still a win" after his high street retail empire narrowly averted the prospect of collapse.
DIY SOS host Nick Knowles asked a magistrate if he was allowed to drive home - despite being banned from the road moments earlier for speeding and using a mobile phone behind the wheel.
A defiant Boris Johnson has insisted he will not be "muffled" and "will continue to speak directly", as he was challenged about past controversial comments at his Tory leadership campaign launch.
The "devastating" disappearance of a father-to-be, who was thought to be carrying £10,000 on the last day he was seen, has prompted a reward to help find him before his baby is born.
It was almost enough to bring you out in a spell of deja vu.
The government has survived an attempt by the opposition to seize control of the House of Commons agenda in their attempt to block a no-deal Brexit.
The successful battle fought by Sir Philip Green to rearrange the debts of his Top Shop-to Dorothy Perkins fashion empire, Arcadia, has thrown a spotlight on the whole company voluntary arrangement (CVA) process.
Online fashion company Boohoo defied a tough retail market in its first quarter after group revenue surged 39% to £254.3m.
Shares in car dealership giant Pendragon slumped by a fifth on Wednesday, after it warned that the first half of 2019 is "expected to be significantly loss making".
British taxpayers oppose every option to help fund the government's promise to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a Sky Data poll shows.
Police in Cyprus have discovered a body thought to be the remains of six-year-old Sierra Granze - said to be the final victim of a suspected serial killer on the island.
The Chinese government's surveillance apparatus is driving protesters away from digital technologies while police activity ramps up in Hong Kong.
Facebook will not be removing a fake video of Mark Zuckerberg appearing to revel in knowing social media users' secrets, after it was uploaded to Instagram by artists.
More than seven million people were left unable to use their payment cards due to IT hitches in the past year, according to estimates by consumer group Which?
Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data.
Facebook is opening an engineering centre in London as part of its strategy to keep harmful content away from its platform.
Lidl is set to open its first central London store on Tottenham Court Road as part of a £500m expansion.
The families of two young British privates killed in the First World War have finally seen them laid to rest more than 100 years later.
The investment giant which owns Waterstones, the British-based bookseller, has gatecrashed the £100m auction of Majestic Wine’s store network as the listed retailer plots a retreat from British high streets.
Boris Johnson is launching his Tory leadership campaign boosted by a major new cabinet endorsement and a highly favourable opinion poll.
US comedian and broadcaster Jon Stewart has attacked a "near-empty" congress after members failed to show up to a hearing on renewing funding for the healthcare of 9/11 first responders.
A headteacher has been suspended without pay after allegedly plagiarising a speech by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher.
A paedophile ex-coach who "created a conveyor belt of abuse" to prey on dozens of young footballers has been jailed for more than 24 years.
A crime group that trafficked millions of pounds worth of illegal drugs across England has been dismantled following an investigation.
Two French prison guards have been freed after an inmate described as a "professor of hostage-taking" detained them armed with a handmade weapon.
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One of Sir Martin Sorrell’s ex-WPP lieutenants is rejoining his former boss at his new digitally focused marketing services venture, in a move that may stoke further tensions between the two companies.
A five-year-old boy has died after spreading Ebola to Uganda in the first cross-border case in the latest deadly outbreak of the virus.
In an "unprecedented" step, the government plans to order a company to recall hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers over fears they pose a fire safety risk.
Labour will today lead a cross-party effort aimed at blocking a future Conservative prime minister from pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
Artist Peter Max's wife has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work and claims he was being exploited.
A legally binding target to end the UK's contribution to climate change by 2050 has been met with a mixed reaction.
The UK will produce net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Theresa May has pledged.
Tory leadership contender Rory Stewart has questioned frontrunner Boris Johnson's ability to be prime minister, declaring: "Is this the person that you want writing the instructions to the nuclear submarines?"
Social media influencers have been criticised for "insensitive" photos taken at Chernobyl.
Holders USA have set a new record for FIFA World Cup finals, for either women or men, by thrashing Thailand 13-0 in their opening match of the 2019 tournament.
A property in Malta once home to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh is on the market for £5.3m.
Climate change is helping to make the world less peaceful by causing conflicts or making them worse by affecting livelihoods, security and resources, a study has said.
Protesters have blocked government headquarters in Hong Kong as they fight a law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial.
The body of a British hiker has been found in New Zealand almost two weeks after he went missing.
A UK ticket holder has won the EuroMillions jackpot, worth a staggering £123m.
One in five teenagers buying knives in shops were not asked for ID during mystery shopper tests across the UK in 2018.
The future of Sir Philip Green's high street retail empire hangs in the balance ahead of crucial votes on a rescue deal.
Barcelona's superstar forward, Lionel Messi, has been named the best-paid athlete in the world - ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
A mother walking with her son in a pushchair was stabbed in the leg by a teenage boy in what she thinks was a "gang initiation" after she refused to hand over her phone.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge delighted farmers by helping out with sheep shearing while on a visit to Cumbria.
An 11-year-old boy is eating at least five meals a day to save his father from leukaemia.
A stately home is asking people to return parts of a whale skeleton so it can be restored.
Botswana has become the latest country to decriminalise gay sex after rejecting sections of the penal code that impose up to seven years in prison.
Oxfam "cannot promise" it will never be involved in a sex scandal again, its chairwoman of trustees has told Sky News.
Hong Kong is a city divided and some here are preparing for a fight.
More than 200 survivors and relatives of many of those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire are taking legal action in the US against three firms over the blaze.
A government scheme that recruits children to act as spies in serious crime investigations lacks "adequate safeguards" and breaches human rights laws, a charity has warned.
In July 1984, a then 23-year-old Diego Maradona arrived in Naples, heralded by fans as their saviour after years of misery on the pitch.
At least 160 people infected with HIV or hepatitis C by contaminated blood products and blood transfusions have died since a public inquiry was announced, according to new figures obtained by campaigners.
Strip club dancers have braved the pouring rain to march through Sheffield city centre to oppose moves to close a branch of Spearmint Rhino.
An electrical firm has been fined after a mother was dragged to her death in the faulty shutter door of an underground car park.
A large gravitational anomaly has been discovered beneath the surface of the moon by researchers at Baylor University in Texas.
Radiohead are releasing 18 hours of previously unheard but "not very interesting" music after hackers gained access and demanded a ransom.
Boris Johnson has still to provide "clear answers" on drug use, a rival Conservative leadership candidate has suggested.
A mother who admitted drowning her young twins last Christmas after her marriage broke down will not face trial for their murder.
Victims of Southampton coach Bob Higgins, who sexually abused schoolboy football players over a 25-year period, have described how he could change in a "split second" from a "father figure to a bully, a child abuser".
A Russian anti-corruption journalist, who was detained on suspicion of drug-dealing, has had all charges against him dropped.
The candidates have been revealed and the contest is official under way. Here is how the Conservatives will pick their new leader and Britain's next prime minister.
Crest Nicholson has reported an 11% drop in pre-tax profits to £64.4m for the six months to April 30 as the housebuilder came faced stagnant prices and rising build costs.
Fashion chain Ted Baker has warned of lower-than-expected pre-tax profits this year amid "extremely difficult trading".
Conservative leadership candidates have clashed over whether the UK can leave the EU on 31 October, on day two of the official race to be the next prime minister.
A man jailed 46 years ago for murdering three children at their home before impaling them on garden railings has been released from prison, the victims' mother has said.
Brexit has been dubbed the "children's word of the year" after it was used more than 400 times by youngsters entering a short story competition.
A former NFL star has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman.
Retail mogul and Debenhams shareholder Mike Ashley has challenged the high street chain's plans to restructure the business following its rescue from administration in April.
Scientists have developed new organisms which can take carbon dioxide and nitrogen from the atmosphere and use it to produce plastics and fuels.
MI5 may have broken the law by holding large volumes of private data without proper protections, according to documents released in the High Court.
A senior Bank of England official has supported the use of suspensions to protect funds, as pressure grows on under-fire asset manager Neil Woodford.
Sir Philip Green's plan to save his high street empire from collapse edged closer to failure on Tuesday when its second-biggest landlord indicated it would oppose a last-gasp rescue deal.
A two-year-old boy who fell 38m (125ft) down an unused well in India has died after rescuers spent four days trying to reach him.
Police have begun an investigation after swastikas were spray painted on a commemorative D-Day bench in Lincolnshire.
Chinese companies are using illegal "Made in Vietnam" labels to avoid tariffs imposed as part of the ongoing trade war with the US, Hanoi has claimed.
Some of the world's largest brands have been accused of "destroying our children's future" after a report found an area of forest twice the size of the UK was destroyed for products such as soy in a decade.
Police hope that two postcards could hold vital information about the killer of a Bristol woman 35 years ago.
More than 100mm of rain is expected to fall on parts of Britain this week – double the average for the whole of June.
Two army cadets allegedly "waterboarded" a colleague at a military training college last year, a court has heard.
Kim Kardashian West has shared her first photo of new baby son Psalm, her fourth child with husband Kanye West.
British wages grew faster than expected in the quarter to April, with employment rates remaining at an all-time high.
WhatsApp has revealed it will begin to take legal action against people using its platform for spam messages.
Photos of travellers and licence plates gathered at a US border point have been exposed by hackers.
More than 500 species of plants have disappeared in the past 250 years - double the number of birds, mammals and amphibians recorded as extinct.
The Elton John biopic Rocketman has reportedly been banned in the Pacific island nation of Samoa over its depiction of homosexuality.
Four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a boat that capsized in Budapest's Danube River with a group of tourists on board.
A human rights group claims to have identified 323 public execution sites in North Korea where the state has carried out its aggressive use of the death penalty.
Kim Jong Un's half-brother was a CIA informant before he was killed in 2017, according to a report.
Tory leadership contenders are being accused by a rival candidate of making "reckless" spending pledges costing £84bn.
A British man has died in Italy after his 3,000m (9,842ft) base jump from a mountain range went wrong.
A man has pleaded guilty to stalking his own daughter after sending threatening messages and pinning her against railings during a confrontation.
Scandal-hit Oxfam will today learn the findings of an investigation into its handling of allegations that staff sexually exploited female victims of an earthquake in Haiti.
The country's poorest children are suffering most due to cost-cutting in early education.
Police hunting for a killer who stabbed a man to death on his doorstep are now investigating whether a suspected suicide is linked to the case.
Two British teenagers have died in a car crash in Bolivia.
Theresa May is to announce a series of measures to build on the Modern Slavery Act and help protect people against forced labour, sexual exploitation and trafficking.
One person was killed as a helicopter crashed on the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper before bursting into flames.
A 28-year-old church warden accused of murdering a pensioner to benefit from his will has said he lied about being in love with the victim.
The line-up of candidates to replace Theresa May has been confirmed, with Michael Gove launching a full-frontal assault on his rival Boris Johnson.
The head of cyber security at Chinese tech giant Huawei has told MPs that his firm is not obliged to work with the Chinese government "on anything whatsoever", despite a Chinese law which appears to require collaboration with the state.
A former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) executive is to become the next boss of J Sainsbury's financial services arm as the supermarket giant tries to rebuild the division's profitability.
Some parts of the UK could see a month's worth of rainfall in a single day as severe weather warnings are issued.
A swarm of locusts described as a "biblical" invasion has been devastating farmers' crops and livestock in Sardinia.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's bid to be the next Tory leader and prime minister has received a significant boost after he won the backing of two senior cabinet ministers.
Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson plans to raise the level at which people pay 40% income tax from £50,000 to £80,000 at an estimated cost of £10bn.
A nurse has been re-arrested by police investigating the deaths of 17 babies at a hospital in Cheshire.
The confession by Environment Secretary Michael Gove that he took cocaine "on several occasions" has again shone the spotlight on past drug use by leading politicians.
Thomas Cook has confirmed a takeover approach by China's Fosun Tourism Group for its tour operator business.
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he will not seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
Donald Trump says the US will impose tariffs on more Chinese imports if President Xi Jinping boycotts the looming G20 summit.
A free TV Licence will only be available to households with someone over 75 who receives Pension Credit from June 2020, the BBC has announced.
At least 95 people have been killed in an attack in central Mali as tensions rise between militias.
A senior huntsman and a kennel maid have been found guilty of animal cruelty after hidden cameras caught the man preparing to feed live fox cubs to his dogs.
A 78-year-old man has pleaded guilty to shooting his great-grandson dead with a pellet gun.
The former chairman of Asos, the online fashion giant, is being lined up to help steer Trainline, the UK's biggest rail ticket booking app, through a £1.5bn stock market flotation.
Keanu Reeves stole the show ahead of video games conference E3 with the cinematic trailer for the hotly-anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077.
In an early contender for bizarre celebrity news story of the week, Justin Bieber has challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC-style cage fight.
A woman who survived a head-on collision says she owes her life to people who donate blood.
The UK technology sector produced 13 "unicorn" companies - firms privately valued at more than $1bn (£784 million) - over the past year, taking its overall total to 72.
The UK has signed a free trade agreement (FTA) in principle with South Korea that will ensure businesses from both countries can continue trading freely after Brexit.
G20 members have agreed on the need for an international regime on the taxation of multinational tech companies such as Facebook and Google.
US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly told G20 finance ministers that President Donald Trump may ease sanctions on Huawei if he sees progress in trade talks with China.
Officials have warned of more potential eruptions from an active volcano in Indonesia after a huge ash cloud sparked panic among residents.
Six men, including four police officials, have been found guilty over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
The UK economy shrank by 0.4% in April, after a "dramatic fall" in car manufacturing, the Office for National Statistics said.
The family of a three-year-old boy who died after being hit by a van near his home have described him as "beautiful, loving and funny".
Police have released images of 14 men wanted after football fans attacked officers and managed to free a suspect arrested before a Premier League match.
Keanu Reeves, George RR Martin and the next generation of the Xbox console - the E3 games conference doesn't really start until Tuesday and there's been a lot of news already.
Former Boston Red Sox baseball star David Ortiz has been ambushed and shot in the back in his native Dominican Republic.
More than half of people living in social housing in England have experienced a problem with their home in the past three years, including electrical faults, gas leaks and faulty lifts.
The number of men giving blood has fallen sharply in the past five years, according to new figures.
Scientists have discovered the composition of the powerful galactic wind coming from supermassive black holes.
Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has been accused of "attacking women's rights" after reiterating his view that the legal limit for abortion should be reduced from 24 weeks to 12 weeks.
There's a moment in many political stories where simple questions of right or wrong morph into something more pervasive, and for those seeking power, more damaging.
"Night owls" can re-adapt their body clocks in just three weeks to help them become early birds, a new study says.
Scientists have suggested there is a secret meteorite crater beneath the sea of The Minch strait in northwest Scotland.
It was a gift that symbolised the friendship between two world leaders but now, much like the bond between them, it is no more.
An investigation has begun after 20 flats were destroyed by a six-storey fire in east London.
Women's organisations have said that sexual offence cases are being dropped without good reason and they are prepared to go to court to prove it.
Hong Kong's chief executive has promised to move forward with a controversial extradition bill that it is feared could be used by China to make critics "disappear".
A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto a five-storey apartment block in downtown Dallas, killing at least one person and injuring six others.
The latest Xbox console will be launched at the end of next year, Microsoft has announced.
The search for a woman who went missing after going overboard from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean has been called off.
Greenpeace activists are protesting aboard an oil rig off the coast of Scotland in a bid to prevent it from reaching its drilling destination.
Michael Gove has said he was "fortunate" not to go to prison after admitting taking cocaine on "several" occasions.
New York City's High Line is celebrating its 10th anniversary, with the tourist attraction marking the occasion by opening its final piece.
The chief executive of MJ Gleeson, the FTSE-250 housebuilder, is to step down amid a boardroom row over his pay package.
England have secured a narrow 2-1 victory against Scotland in their opening match for the Women's World Cup.
A woman diagnosed with listeria after eating pre-packed sandwiches in hospital has called for "extra checks" to be made on high-risk foods.
A teenager in Canada has blamed a bathroom emergency brought on by "too many hot wings" for his speedy driving, which resulted in him getting a ticket.
An activist fund manager which pressed for a break-up of French Connection has turned its attention to another fashion chain by snapping up a 10% stake in Moss Bros, the suit-hire specialist.
Eight women who were being sexually exploited have been freed from a brothel in Marbella by Spanish police.
Stones were thrown at two actors from a passing car in what is being described as a "homophobic hate crime".
Finance chiefs from the world's largest economies have warned "intensified" international tensions are putting at risk global growth.
The famous lunar module from the Apollo 10 mission is believed to have been found - 50 years after it was released into space.
Labour have refused to bow to calls to suspend an MP who told campaigners protesting against LGBT teaching at a primary school: "You're right".
Boris Johnson has come under fire from rival Conservative leadership candidates after claiming he would refuse to pay the £39bn Brexit divorce bill unless the EU offers better terms.
Former tennis star Sue Barker was served an injustice after her nationality was assigned incorrectly on the French Open trophy.
A nun who was engaged in a property dispute with pop star Katy Perry has said the singer has "blood on her hands".
The hiker who died after being struck by lightning in the Scottish Highlands has been named as Isobel Bytautus.
A 55-year-old woman has died after being bitten by a dog while defending her own pet from an attack, police have said.
The Pope has hit out at what he branded today's "culture of insults" with social media firmly in his sights.
A Russian anti-corruption journalist has been detained on drug-dealing charges in a case that has sparked protests from his supporters.
Police have arrested two men on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a house.
Detectives in Germany investigating the fatal shooting of a prominent member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party have questioned a man.
Michael Gove has set out plans to replace VAT after Brexit with a "lower, simpler" sales tax if he is elected Conservative leader.
A British adventurer has experienced "hairy moments" as he aims to become the first person to fly around the world in a gyrocopter.
England open their Women's World Cup campaign against Scotland today in a tournament which is expected to be the biggest in history, with new audiences, larger crowds and more sponsorship money than ever.
Chip maker Intel has been in talks with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the potential for esports to join the Games.
The Duchess of Sussex has joined other members of the Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace in her first royal engagement since the birth of her son Archie.
A charity has been wound up after its boss spent donations on a Range Rover, his medical expenses, and his mortgage.
A Saudi teenager is waiting to find out whether he will be executed for participating in an anti-government protest as a child.
Inside a special school in Blackpool we're listening to youngsters explain their life goals.