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Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting report from...

  Sep 27, 2017        3

A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman to complete the Corps' famously gruelling infantry officer training.

The...

  Sep 26, 2017        5

Australia will establish a national space agency to grow its space industry, the government has said.

The nation is one of the only...

  Sep 25, 2017        2

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L'Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed.

A statement said she had died at...

  Sep 22, 2017        4

Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the...

  Sep 21, 2017        3

"Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English," reads the advert for the Americki Institut, an English-language school in Croatia...

  Sep 20, 2017        2

Donald Trump is open to staying in the Paris accord on climate change, his secretary of state has said, just hours after the White House insisted...

  Sep 18, 2017        2

The US-led Cassini probe to Saturn will destroy itself in the coming hours.

The $4bn (£3bn) mission is ending 13 years of discoveries at...

  Sep 15, 2017        3

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world," film star Marilyn Monroe once said. But what constitutes "right" for women nowadays...

  Sep 14, 2017        8

The beauty of Hillary Clinton's new book title, What Happened, is it can be interpreted in so many ways.

Perhaps it's a definitive account...

  Sep 13, 2017        9

A Silicon Valley CEO reveals her secret to getting ahead in business - dyeing her blonde hair brown, and ditching her heels and contact lenses....

  Sep 12, 2017        6

The world's highest paid YouTube star, PewDiePie, has used the "n-word" during an online broadcast.

The 27-year-old Swede - real name Felix...

  Sep 11, 2017        4

A new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution...

  Sep 08, 2017        2

A Russian court has ruled the airliner Aeroflot cannot tell its staff what clothes size to wear.

It sided with two female flight attendants...

  Sep 07, 2017        3

Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its bestselling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market...

  Sep 06, 2017        4

Large solar storms, responsible for the northern lights, may have played a role in the strandings of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea early in...

  Sep 05, 2017        12

The largest asteroid in more than a century is set to pass by Earth at a relatively close distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million km), Nasa says...

  Sep 04, 2017        5

Introducing a simple step to the production of plant-derived, biodegradable plastic could improve its properties while overcoming obstacles to...

  Sep 01, 2017        3

Martial arts superstar Jackie Chan is taking part in a campaign against consuming endangered pangolins, as Malaysia takes steps to ban the hunting...

  Aug 31, 2017        2

A black dog called Nemo has surfaced in the entourage of French President Emmanuel Macron.

The labrador-griffon cross, nearly two years old...

  Aug 29, 2017        9

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