India is forecast to become the fastest growing large economy in the world, surpassing that of China. Figures to be released by the Central Statistics Office are expected to confirm the country grew by 7.3 % from October to December, while China grew 6.8% in the same period. If confirmed, the figures3 minutes agoSky News
Paris Jackson, the daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, has admitted that she is tired of meeting "people's expectations". The 17-year-old, who is the second of the King of Pop's three children, also revealed that she attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in a now-deleted comment on Instagram.
An explosion which tore a hole in a passenger plane was caused by a bomb designed to kill everyone on board, the Somalian government has confirmed.
Police described the double stabbing in Bury on Sunday afternoon as a "shocking incident". Detective Superintendent Sara Wallwork, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Crime Division, said: "One of the victims of this shocking incident has now sadly died and we have launched a full murder investigation.
Soap star and new mother Jacqueline Jossa said she is "itching" for a return to the EastEnders cast, having endured year-long speculation about her relationship with fiance Dan Osborne.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that they will join any coalition ground operation against Islamic State (Isis) in Syria, despite officials warning that any foreign troops arriving will be "sent home in coffins". A mooted US-led ground operation against IS has won the support of Saudi Arabia in recent days who said they would be prepared to send troops to war-torn Syria. The Saudis believe that an international ground operation against Daesh (Isis) is the most effective way of destroying the extremist threat that lies to the north.
Prince George has a passion for aeroplanes and could be set to join the air cadets when he grows up.
Harold Henthorn, 59, was convicted of first-degree murder by a federal jury. Toni Henthorn, 50, died when she fell about 130ft where the couple had been hiking on their 12th wedding anniversary on September 29 in 2012. It emerged in court that Harold Henthorn's first wife Lynn was killed when she was crushed by the couple's car.
Voters in Bilston, in the West Midlands, have reacted to the Prime Minister's EU renegotiation plans. Sky's Adele Robinson reports
Officers located him in a vehicle in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant car park. Police said the 38-year-old man had a shotgun, rifle, and two semi-automatic guns within reach in his car and there was also a bullet-proof vest inside.
Matt LeBlanc owes all his success to the hit TV sitcom Friends in which he played Joey Tribiani for 230 episodes. And while the show brought him fame and fortune, its ending left the actor in a dark place.
Benoît Violier, a celebrated French chef whose restaurant in Switzerland had been named the best in the world, was the victim of an alleged scam which left in him in dire financial trouble before he took his own life, it has been claimed. Swiss magazine Bilan has claimed that 44-year-old Violier had been conned by a company which sold rare wines to exclusive restaurants, supposedly leaving him heavily in debt. The chef, who ran the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier in Switzerland, committed suicide last Sunday, leaving no note.
Kimberley Walsh briefly put marital bliss to one side at her paradise wedding to give new husband Justin Scott a ticking off at the altar.
By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among doctors in Brazil and the United States have increased in the last two weeks, and some of the leading authorities on the condition are finding patterns of unusual devastation in scans of the newborns' malformed brains. While it's not known how representative the scans are, the early observations of these doctors point to a tough road ahead for the babies, their families and their communities and heighten the concern surrounding Zika, which is suspected of causing microcephaly.
Hundreds of social media users have posted appeals for help after a teenage girl went missing in Manchester after reports she was followed by men in cars. Zainub Batool, 16, was reported missing to police from the Levenshulme area of the city on Saturday (6 February). It was reported she was possibly seen being followed by men in cars at the time she went missing.
Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.
Australian Collins class submarines in formation in Cockburn Sound, near Rockingham in Western Australia on March 22, 2015
All the dogs were extremely underweight and there was no clean water available to them.
An Iran Khodro Dena sedan at the Tabriz auto show on October 14, 2014
Syrian government troops advanced Sunday toward a rebel town near the Turkish border as they pressed a Russian-backed offensive that has prompted tens of thousands to flee, a monitor said.
Twin brothers were killed and six other teenage boys injured when they raced down an Olympic bobsleigh track on their own sledge and hit a gate. The group is believed to have entered the park in Calgary, Canada, at around 1am, and police are now investigating how they got in. The family of the dead boys, Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, described them as "bright lights" who "leave a huge void".
An inquest into the death of r eality TV star and singer Lil' Chris is due to be held.
Two female migrants found dead in a mountainous rural region of Bulgaria died due to freezing conditions, authorities said Sunday, as asylum seekers continue to try to reach the EU despite harsh winter weather.
The man died at the scene. The driver was uninjured.
Somali intelligence officials investigating a bomb blast on a commercial jet released surveillance footage Sunday appearing to show a passenger being given a laptop in which the bomb was concealed.
Sir Elton John revealed he has patched things up with his mother Sheila.
Two English members of the Islamic State (Isis) terror gang fronted by 'Jihadi John' and dubbed The Beatles by their captors, have reportedly been identified. Named as Aine Davis and Alexanda Kotey, the pair are said to have grown up in West London before making their way to Syria. The quartet was apparently given the collective nickname "The Beatles" by hostages due to their distinctive British accents.
Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages for the roughly 600,000 U.S. owners of diesel vehicles that emit an illegal amount of emissions, the head of its claims fund told a German paper. The German car maker has still not decided whether vehicle owners will be offered cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement cars, Kenneth Feinberg told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Volkswagen in December asked Feinberg -- who earlier headed the compensation funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and General Motors' ignition switch crashes -- to create and administer the programme.
A six-month-old baby girl has died after being rescued from the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan.
A double decker bus dramatically explodes in the heart of London - but it is all for a movie.
The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls.
As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature.
Police are set to question bank adviser Stuart Andrews over the murder of his wife Caroline, as he is being treated with 'self-inflicted' injuries in hospital. Andrews, 54, was arrested on Friday, 5 February. Stuart Curran, 37, who works at The Bull pub in Benenden, said: "It's like Midsomer Murders here.
Liverpool coach Pep Lijnders said a supporter protest did not contribute to the team's late collapse against Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. The home side were 2-0 up through goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana when a significant number of fans carried out a plan to walk out in the 77th minute in a protest at next season's ticket prices. Sunderland went on to score twice in the final eight minutes and deny Liverpool a first win in four games in the absence of their unwell manager Jurgen Klopp.
Samsung could be planning to expand its Galaxy A lineup by adding a new model to the list soon. A new handset named Galaxy A9 Pro bearing model number SM-A9100 has been recently spotted at the GFXBench website.
Maple Bank helped Porsche in a bid to take over Volkswagen
Five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after a "massive" avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps. A police spokesman said the avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people. Two other skiers have been injured and 10 people were rescued unhurt, police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said.
Across the board, overall numbers of apprentices in employment have risen since 2013.
If all goes as planned, the Sky Mile Tower set to be built in Tokyo Bay would be the tallest building in the world, beating the current record holder Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is slated for completion in 2045 and once completed it would be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa with 2,717ft. The tower will be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands which would act as a barrier to protect Tokyo from flooding as well as provide the foundation for homes for some 500,000 people.
South Korea retrieved on Sunday what it believes to be a fairing dropped by a rocket North Korea launched earlier in the day, its defence ministry said. Retrieving parts of the rocket that carried what the North says is a satellite into space would help provide clues into isolated Pyongyang's rocket programme. The object was found southeast of South Korea's Jeju island by a navy ship, a defence ministry official said.
Thirteen of Britain's largest construction and development firms have written to George Osborne urging him to live up to his declaration that "we are the builders" by supporting the building of a third runway at Heathrow.
Worries about China's economy have pushed the yuan to a five-year low, with foreign exchange reserves seeing their first-ever annual decline last year as Beijing tried to prevent a more drastic devaluation...
An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso has been released after mediation by neighbouring Niger, which is leading efforts to secure the release of her husband, officials said Sunday.
A second member of a British group of Islamic State militants dubbed "the Beatles" has been identified as 32-year-old Londoner Alexanda Kotey, according to a Washington Post and BuzzFeed investigation published on Sunday. The group, whose leader Mohammed Emwazi gained notoriety for appearing in videos showing the murders of Western hostages, are said by former hostages of Islamic State to have been assigned to guard foreign prisoners, and were nicknamed "the Beatles" due to their English accents. Londoner Emwazi, referred to by British media as "Jihadi John", is believed to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike last year.
Gardaí are investigating a number of burglaries in the Monaghan Town area.
Frank Bruno has spoken out about talk of a return to the ring - admitting he knows "deep down the days of me fighting for world titles are over".
Swedish genetics professor Urban Lendahl has resigned from the body which awards the Nobel medicine prize over an investigation into controversial surgeon Paolo Macchiarini.
By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.
The North Korean regime insists the rocket's purpose was to launch a satellite into space, but America believe the launch could be a cover for testing long-rang ballistic missiles.
The world of finance is going nuts for blockchain, the technology first invented to underpin bitcoin. Blockchain uses decentralized record keeping and the scrutiny of the "crowd" to allow people to trade bitcoin over a public network without working through a trusted middle man like a bank or clearing house. Banks and other trading institutions think the technology has the potential to rip out huge amounts of cost from their businesses and are looking at ways it can be adopted to mainstream finance.
US police say a three-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot and killed his nine-year-old sister. Irondale police chief Ken Atkinson told AL.com that the shooting took place Saturday afternoon (6 February) at their grandparents' house in the Irondale suburb of Birmingham. The grandfather had left the loaded gun on the nightstand, not knowing his grandchildren were coming over that day, Atkinson said.
The Duchess of Cambridge has called for more children to have better mental health support in schools to stop problems developing later in life. Kate, as patron of the mental health charity Place2be, has recorded a video message to mark the start of Children's Mental Health Week. The video, which was filmed in Salisbury Primary School, Queen's Park, northwest London, shows the Duchess talking to four children who have benefited from support from Place2Be.
Consumers enjoyed a "feel good start to the year" last month as spending rose at its fastest pace for more than a year and a half, according to figures from Visa Europe. "Spending rose most prominently on the high street, though it still looks to be prudent rather than excessive at this stage.
David Cameron is to promise "wholesale reform" of the British prison system after years of "scandalous failure". He is due to say: "Forty-six percent of all prisoners will re-offend within a year of release.
Joe Schmidt admits he's taking risks with his Ireland team selection as they prepare for the visit of Wales to Lansdowne Road for Sunday's Six Nations clash.
Jeremy Hunt has accused the British Medical Association (BMA) of behaving in a "totally irresponsible way" ahead of the planned 10 February strike. The health secretary said the union had spread "misinformation" to its members about proposed contract changes and "distorted" his words in the media.
An Israeli minister said Egypt flooded tunnels on its border with the besieged Gaza Strip at the Jewish state's request, before a spokeswoman on Sunday said the remarks were misinterpreted.
The strain of being parted from their mobile phone for a day is worse for many Britons than not being able to speak to their partner for 24 hours , research suggests.
By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO (Reuters) - Crude oil futures inched up on Monday in thin trade as many Asian markets were on holiday for Lunar New Year, with few trading cues expected until Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives testimony to lawmakers later in the week. "The strength we saw in the middle of last week has not been completely overturned but the direction has reversed," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. The market is looking forward to Yellen's testimony on Wednesday along with U.S. crude inventory levels the same day, Spooner said.
British band Coldplay will be among some of music's biggest names when they make their Super Bowl debut at the half-time stage in front of a 100-million strong audience tonight. Lady Gaga has been confirmed to sing the US national anthem before the game kicks off, and Beyonce and Bruno Mars will return to the stage for the first time since 2013 and 2014 respectively for the half-time entertainment show. Speaking at a news conference for the Super Bowl, which will see the Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said: "We love Beyonce's music and she's one of the greatest performers I've ever witnessed.
The father of the periodic table, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev has been honoured by a Google Doodle to mark his 182nd birthday on 8 February. The discovery gave further credence and acceptance of the periodic table among the scientific community. An element, atomic number 101 was named after Mendeleev to honour him as the formulator of the Periodic Table, The radioactive element was named Mendelevium in 1955.