Smartphones overtake shopping centres as a popular way to shop

Smartphones have for the first time overtaken shopping centres as a popular way to shop, figures show. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 3 hours ago

University forced to apologise after 'racist' email accused Chinese students of cheating

A university has been forced to apologise for a “racist” email that appeared to accuse Chinese students of cheating. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 6 hours ago

Students banned from accessing university emails for failing to pay rent, going against CMA rules

Students have been banned from accessing university emails and shut out from campus libraries after failing to pay rent, it has been revealed. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 6 hours ago

Schools with debating clubs or cadets to be rewarded under new chief inspection regime to help build resilience in young people, Ofsted chief says 

Schools with debating clubs or cadets are to be rewarded under the new inspection regime, as Ofsted seeks to help build resilience in young people. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 7 hours ago

Campaign for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hinders her chances of early release, Iranian ambassador says

Iran's ambassador to Britain has said the publicity campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has made the London mother's chances of early release from prison less likely. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 7 hours ago

Robbery victim, 88, suffers broken nose and bruising after handbag snatched in broad daylight

An 88-year-old woman was left with a broken nose and shocking bruising after her handbag was snatched in a daylight robbery. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 7 hours ago

Hair found in search for Spanish toddler in stuck down well

Spanish rescuers working against the clock to find a two-year-old boy missing since Sunday yesterday discovered strands of his hair down a narrow, 100-metre deep borehole. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 7 hours ago

Japan's last champion sumo wrestler retires after string of defeats

Japan's last remaining sumo champion is retiring after the worst run for an elite wrestler in several decades. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 8 hours ago

Vladimir Putin accuses the West of destabilising the Balkans as Russia seeks greater influence

Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused the US and the West of destabilising the Balkans with Nato expansionist policies as Serbia prepared a hero's welcome for the Russian president. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 8 hours ago

Australia PM loosens drug laws to woo Pacific islands in face of Chinese expansion

Australia's conservative prime minister took the uncharacteristic step of advocating looser drug laws on Wednesday, backing greater imports of narcotic kava root in a symbolic gesture to court Pacific Island neighbours. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 9 hours ago

Mexico's former president Enrique Pena Nieto 'took $100m bribe from El Chapo'

Mexico’s former president took a $100 million (£78m) bribe from drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the cartel leader’s secretary has told a New York courtroom. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 9 hours ago

New swim school led to UK's largest outbreak of water-borne disease after pool wasn't cleaned, court hears

A newly-opened swimming school led to the UK's largest outbreak of a water-borne parasitic disease after the owner failed to clean the pool properly, a court heard. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 9 hours ago

M&S trialing plastic-free aisles in push to save the environment

Marks & Spencer is set to introduce plastic-free aisles after testing a new greengrocer shopping concept in its Tolworth store. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 9 hours ago

One in three Christians face persecution in Asia with situation in China worst in a decade, report finds

Asia is “the new hotbed of persecution of Christians,” a report has found, with one in three in the region - or nearly 140 million people - facing high levels of persecution. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 10 hours ago

North Korean top envoy expected in US, as South Korea no longer calls Pyongyang an 'enemy'

Kim Jong-un’s top negotiator is expected to travel to Washington this week in a potential sign that the momentum for a second summit between the North Korean leader and Donald Trump, the US president is building. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 10 hours ago

'Fake kidnapping' training exercise causes police force to send armed teams and helicopter after reports of women being threatened at gun point

Police sent armed officers and a helicopter after witnesses saw a woman being pulled out of a car at gun point - only to find that it was a "kidnapping training scenario". | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 11 hours ago

Nancy Pelosi asks Donald Trump to postpone State of the Union address while shutdown continues

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked Donald Trump, the US president, to either postpone his State of the Union address until the federal government reopens or deliver the speech in writing. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 12 hours ago

Cambridge University student fell to his death while playing tag on the Lake District, inquest hears

A Cambridge University PhD student fell to his death while taking part in a mass game of tag on the Lake District, an inquest heard. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 12 hours ago

Hillsborough disaster killed 96 eight years after police averted another tragedy by opening pitch gates, court hears

The Hillsborough disaster took place eight years after police averted another tragedy at the same stadium by opening pitch perimeter gates to relieve the pressure on fans, a court has heard. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 13 hours ago

Why Brexit is a living hell for Jeremy Corbyn... not just Theresa May 

Everyone likes to focus on what Theresa May wants out of Brexit, but have you stopped to think about Jeremy Corbyn? | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 13 hours ago

Parade for Battle of Rorke's Drift soldier given Victoria Cross for bravery cancelled over traffic row

An annual parade held for a soldier awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroism shown during the Battle of Rorke's Drift has been cancelled because police will not help to stop traffic. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 14 hours ago

Shoreham disaster 'purely' down to 'pilot error', court hears

A vintage fighter jet crashed killing 11 men when it hit a road and burst into a fireball during a failed airshow stunt "purely" because of "pilot error", a court heard. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 14 hours ago

Isil blast strikes near US patrol in Syria's Manbij 

An explosion struck Wednesday near a patrol of the US-led coalition in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, killing and wounding more than a dozen people, a Syrian war monitoring group and a local town council said. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 14 hours ago

UK and US conduct first joint drills in South China Sea

The US and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island bases there, the two navies said on Wednesday, as Washington seeks help from allies to keep pressure on Beijing. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 15 hours ago

Alternative for Germany politician ordered to pay compensation to Boris Becker's son

A politician from the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) has been ordered to pay €15,000 (£13,200) compensation over a tweet which described the son of Boris Becker as a “little half-negro”. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 15 hours ago

How high-tech agriculture is transforming the fortunes of Nigerian rice farmers

New planting and harvesting techniques have transformed the fortunes of rice farmers in Nigeria’s agricultural belt, turning family-run plots into thriving businesses. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 15 hours ago

Grace Millane suspect pleads not guilty ahead of November trial

A New Zealand man accused of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane has pleaded not guilty at Auckland’s high court. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 16 hours ago

Syrian Kurds reject Turkey's plan for 'safe zone' 

Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries' border. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 17 hours ago

YouTube bans dangerous and 'emotionally distressing' pranks following string of controversies 

YouTube has banned videos showing dangerous or “emotionally distressing” pranks following a number injuries and controversies on the site. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 18 hours ago

15 killed as Islamist attack on Kenya hotel complex continues

Fifteen people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 20 hours ago

Kirsten Gillibrand announces campaign for 2020 presidential election

Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken Donald Trump critic and champion of women’s issues including the MeToo movement, announced on Tuesday she was running for president. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 21 hours ago

Pictures of the Day: 16 January 2019

Pictures of the Day: 16 January 2019 | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 21 hours ago

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman quits

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman has confirmed that he is quitting the producer's legal team. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Theresa May defeated by record margin of 230 MPs

Theresa May has lost the vote on her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by a record margin of 230 MPs. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Far-Right Alternative for Germany party monitored as possible extremist threat by intelligence service

The nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) was placed under extended monitoring by German domestic intelligence as a possible extremist threat on Tuesday. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Hi-tech batons allow blind musicians to follow conductor for first time

A high-tech baton that allows blind musicians to follow a conductor for the first time has been developed, paving the way for them to join professional mainstream orchestras. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

McDonald's loses EU trademark for Big Mac after 'David and Goliath' battle with Irish restaurant

McDonald's has been stripped of its European Union trademark for the Big Mac hamburger in humiliating defeat after a “David and Goliath” legal battle with Supermac’s, an Irish fast food chain. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Farmer describes moment 100ft wall of water shot from ground as pipe was damaged as he fixed a fence

A farmer has described how his nephew was nearly killed when a wall of water “100ft high” shot up from the ground as he knocked a fence post into the ground, damaging a pipe. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Rubens authenticated in Netherlands is first discovered in 19 years

The first undiscovered work by Peter Paul Rubens to be found in 19 years has been authenticated in The Netherlands. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Man tries to help after hearing car crash and finds his fiancee fatally injured

A man who heard the sound of a car crash and ran to help found that his fiancee had been killed in the accident. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

17 suspected Isil supporters arrested in Spanish counter-terror raids

Police in Spain on Tuesday arrested 17 men connected to a suspected network of Islamic State supporters, five of whom are accused of forming a terror cell planning to launch attacks in Barcelona, with the rest suspected of having stolen passports from tourists to support the aspi … | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

World of international pétanque rocked by claims of performance-enhancing cocaine abuse

The genteel world of pétanque has been rocked by accusations that Belgian players use cocaine to give them a performance-enhancing edge in international matches. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

West Side Story: Steven Spielberg casts 17-year-old student as Maria

When Steven Spielberg put out a casting call for the role of Maria in West Side Story, it stipulated: | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Former SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh guilty of professional misconduct

A former Nationalist MP has been fined £3,000 after being found guilty of professional misconduct while she was a partner at a law firm. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Air pollution, obesity and vaccine hesitancy climb WHO list of global health threats

Air pollution, obesity and vaccine hesitancy are three of the global health threats the World Health Organization has pledged to make a priority in 2019. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Ferry captain uses 118-tonne vessel to ram dinghy after finding his parking space taken in Poole Harbour, court hears

A ferry captain used his 118-tonne vessel to crush a dinghy and injure its driver after a parking row erupted in Poole Harbour, a court has heard. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Police officer poisoned by Novichok returns to work

The police officer who was left critically ill following the Salisbury nerve agent attack has returned to work. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago

Hollywood at war as Oscars organisers accused of bullying stars not to present at other awards shows

A battle has broken out in Hollywood which threatens to overshadow the awards season, with the largest actors’ union in the United States accusing the organisers of the Oscars of intimidation and scare tactics. | Continue reading


@telegraph.co.uk | 1 day ago