Electronics giant Samsung has posted a surge in quarterly earnings as profits from sales of components – including to rival Apple – masked disappointment...

(Close): US stocks veered downwards, then surged higher after the Federal Reserve held interest rates, but failed to rule out a December rate rise. The...

China has warned a US Navy guided-missile destroyer to keep away from a group of manmade islands it has built in the disputed South China Sea. Beijing...

More than 300 people have reportedly been killed after an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck Afghanistan, with the effects felt hundreds of miles away. The...

Parts of Texas have experienced more than a foot (30cm) of rain over the weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia hit the southern US. Flash floods...

Hurricane Patricia has spared Mexico’s cities but roared through some of its remote villages, tearing down trees, sweeping away cars and forcing...

Apple has said that encrypted data on newer iPhones can’t be accessed, even by Apple, though the firm could in theory help police unlock older phones. The...

Apple has banned hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly gathered personal information on users.The 256 apps were available worldwide on the App Store and...

A national register of drones and their owners is urgently needed, the US transport secretary has said.Anthony Foxx said a taskforce had been set up to...

The Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei will unveil an investment in the ‘wonder material’ graphene this week in a deal that...