In Tech: AI research center, Android Pay, OneDrive storage

Three billionaires who launched PayPal & then went on to even greater success in their next ventures are now trying to make sure that artificial intelligence does more satisfactory than…

Facebook debuts Yelp-like feature to find local businesses

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has quietly debuted a feature that helps users find local businesses based on customer reviews, bringing it in direct competition with similar services from Yelp Inc…

Former BBC chief Greg Dyke says Corporation 'is envy of the world'

Former director general of the BBC Greg Dyke says the Corporation is the envy of the world – yet faces an uncertain future because of "hostile politicians". He said the…

Driver Who Mowed Down Love Rival Jailed For Life

A motorist who murdered a love rival by mowing him down as he cycled home from work has been jailed for life. Richard Pencott was struck head-on by an Audi…

British astronaut Tim Peake begins mission on International Space Station

Britain's star astronaut Tim Peake has started his mission on the International Space Station (ISS) after a perfect rocket launch watched by his family. A Russian Soyuz FG rocket blasted…

Briton In Space: 'Hope You Enjoyed The Show'

Tim Peake has become the first British astronaut to board the International Space Station, which will be his home for the next six months. Major Peake along with Russian commander…

Charles Receives Secret Cabinet Documents

The Prince of Wales has routinely received copies of secret Cabinet papers, it has emerged. The revelation follows a three-year Freedom of Information battle between the Cabinet Office & the…

Margaret Thatcher's wedding dress sells for £25,000

An auction selling clothes & artefacts from Margaret Thatcher's prime ministerial career has raised more than £3 million. In a sale hailed as historic by auctioneers at Christie's in London,…

Russia, U.S. clear way for Syria meeting after Kerry Moscow talks

By Lesley Wroughton & Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia & the United States see enough usual ground on Syria for world powers to meet on the troubled country's peace…

Afghan security worsens, casualties spike in 2015 – Pentagon

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Afghanistan's overall security deteriorated in the second half of this year, with Taliban militants staging more attacks & inflicting far more casualties on Afghan…