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UK: Commuters use bus, boat services as strikes hit London Underground

Strikes by Tube and train staff have disrupted the London Underground network, with the entire network being forced to shut…

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Train services suspended, schools shut as two typhoons approach China

Officials in China have suspended train services, brought back trawlers to ports and shut schools in several…

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Ferry service between Florida and Cuba approved by US

Ferries could soon run between Cuba and Florida for the first time in over…

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US: 20 injured, two buildings collapsed after explosion in New York

Around 20 people were injured after an explosion ripped…

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Two buildings collapsed after explosion in New York
Online taxi services banned in Delhi after Uber rape allegation

Internet-based taxi services have been banned in Delhi after a woman alleged that the driver of the Uber cab she…

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Severe storm hits Queensland

A massive clean-up effort is being carried out in Brisbane after an unusually strong storm hit south-eastern Queensland in Australia…

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Services to be hit in England as NHS staff strike over pay

NHS staff in England have gone on a strike for the first time in 32 years, disrupting ambulance services and…

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Spying row: Germany asks senior US intelligence official to leave country

In a new low for US-Germany diplomatic relations, Germany has asked a senior American intelligence official to leave the country.…

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Cops find boy locked up in a room for 2 years

Canadian police have saved a 10-year-old boy who was kept in a dirty room for nearly 2 years. The National…

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Obama offers an eulogy to Mandela

President Obama said some stirring things in his eulogy to Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He called Nelson a "giant…

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South Africa continues to celebrate the legacy of Mandela

South Africa held church services and a day of prayer to celebrate the legacy of the recently deceased anti-apartheid icon,…

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Obama, Clinton, and G.W. Bush to attend Mandela's Funeral

President Obama, and former Presidents G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are going to South Africa in order to attend Nelson…

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Eurozone: Growth speeds up amid higher spending by consumers, businesses

Business activity in the eurozone in June has risen at its fastest rate in four years, thanks to an increase…

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French workers' strike: Cross-channel ferries hit as blockade continues

Cross-channel ferry services linking Dover and Calais remain suspended as striking workers continue their blockade of the French port. However,…

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Australian economy grew 0.9% in first quarter, beat forecasts

The Australian economy grew 0.9% in the first quarter of 2015 from the previous quarter, beating expectations. The mining sector…

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China's services sector growth cooled in May, data reveal

The services sector growth in China cooled in May, official data have revealed. The purchasing managers’ index…

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China's factory activity in April remains unchanged

Factory activity in China held steady in April, slightly exceeding market expectations. April’s manufacturing purchasing managers' index…

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Microsoft reports 12% fall in profits, but cloud computing, hardware sales surge

US technology giant Microsoft has posted a 12% drop in profit to $5 billion for the first three months of…

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Amazon reports $57mn loss in Q1 of 2015, but revenues up by 15%

Amazon has reported a quarterly loss of $57 million for the first three months of 2015, though the online retailer's…

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Businesses in UK report slower quarterly growth, says survey

Businesses in UK have reported a slower growth in the first quarter of this year, according to…

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