Five years ago, a 50-something woman living in a tumbledown 87-year-old building in Mumbai became the talk of the town for "standing up" to Donald Trump. Reports described Smita Panvalkar, a homemaker,
A little more than a month after the sudden death of her husband, one of Facebook's top executives has come out of mourning with a candid Facebook post about grief. Sheryl Sandberg, author of "Lean In"
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body's own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable
Was the Pakistan-based internet technology firm Axact doing what a New York Times International report last week accused it of doing - selling fake university degrees online? Whatever the answer, the could
The Bank of England has confirmed it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of its work to a national newspaper. A senior official sent an email
It's only been one week since the "King of Blues" BB King died, and already his estate is embroiled in a legal challenge lodged by his children against his long-time manager turned-executor, LaVerne Toney.
A Canadian midwife has helped almost 200 women deliver their babies, but when she gives birth in July, there won't be a midwife by her side. Across the country, the health system is not keeping up with
It will be a test of man and machine. The Solar Impulse project is waiting to undertake its greatest challenge yet: flying non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the Central Pacific. For a passenger
Google's R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances. The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users and
Greece intends to keep repaying its debt, a government spokesman said, days after Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis warned it had run out of funds. Gabriel Sakellaridis said Greece would maintain repayments
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Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt. US experts say people need to place a greater focus on cutting sugar intake and suggest the benefits
Children's favourite Paddington has maintained pole position at the UK and Ireland box office for a second week. The family adventure took £3.8m, keeping the latest instalment of dystopian epic The Hunger
Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are among a host of British stars in contention for the 2015 Golden Globe awards. Cumberbatch, Redmayne and fellow Briton David Oyelowo make up of
Chinese authorities are investigating the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women in the northern province of Hebei, local media report. The women were married through a matchmaker to men living
The Islamic face veil is to be banned in public in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang region, home to its Uighur Muslim minority. The ban was backed by local authorities in Urumqi, state media reported.
Nearly a dozen Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will. Muslim organisations have accused Hindu nationalist groups,
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New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged. In April, the European Parliament passed a draft law to make lorries
The web is becoming less free and more unequal, according to a report from the World Wide Web Foundation. Its annual web index suggests web users are at increasing risk of government surveillance, with
One of the most famous images of Winnie the Pooh has sold for £314,500 at auction, three times its estimate. EH Shepard's ink drawing of the bear playing Poohsticks with Piglet and Christopher Robin was
Boyhood has won another haul of critics' awards, a signal that Richard Linklater's film is gathering momentum in this year's awards race. The coming of age drama was named best picture of 2014 by the Angeles
Sales at McDonald's outlets in the United States fell 4.6% in November - more than double the expected decline. Global sales for the fast-food chain dropped 2.2%, in their sixth consecutive monthly fall.
After years of false starts, are we on the brink of a breakthrough in improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the Taliban and al-Qaeda on both sides of the border suffering an array
Capital and its associated "ism". It's been one of the hot topics of the year. People are asking if it's fundamentally unequal, structurally flawed. Often talk of capitalism is wrapped up in ideology jargon.
Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said. An IBM study analysed a sample of discarded batteries and found 70% had enough power to keep an LED on
By Amelia Butterly Newsbeat reporter Zoella has temporarily quit the internet. The YouTuber, who has more than six million followers, is taking a break from her online world "for a few days" because she
Miners' strike drama Pride has been named best film at the British Independent Film Awards. The film, about an alliance between gay rights campaigners and pit workers during the 1984 strike, collected
British singer Sting and Oscar-winning US actor Tom Hanks have been feted in Washington as recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours. Soul singer Al Green, 9 to 5 star Lily Tomlin and ballet dancer