The US Federal Reserve has kept its target interest rate at a record low at the end of a two-day policy meeting in Washington, DC.The US central bank has...

Protests are taking place in several US cities over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimore. Several...

Venezuela says it will cut the working day for public sector workers to five-and-a-half hours to conserve energy, down from eight to nine hours.The initiative...

Nepal has declared three days of mourning for the victims of Saturday’s earthquake in which more than 5,000 people are now known to have died. Prime...

Rescuers are battling to pluck the remaining climbers on Everest off the mountain before they run out of food and water.Dozens are still thought to be...

A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US amid consumer concerns about its safety.Aspartame-free cans of the drink...

Protesters smashed windows and hurled objects at officers as the biggest protest yet over the death of a young black man in police custody turned violent. At...

A powerful earthquake centred in Nepal has killed more than 1,800 people across four countries, flattening houses and temples as well as triggering a deadly...

Internet search giant Yahoo has reported worse-than-expected profits for the first three months of this year, adding to investor concern.The company said...

US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down following allegations that agents attended sex parties funded by cartels. Her...