Poorer pupils in England are a whole GCSE grade behind their peers in maths,...

England would have to double the number of disadvantaged pupils achieving top GCSE grades in maths to match some of the...

Syria airstrikes ‘had limited impact’ on Assad’s ability to launch chemical attacks, despite Trump...

US, British and French missile strikes on Syria had a limited impact on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks, US assessments have reportedly shown. Donald Trump tweeted "Mission...

Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as president of Cuba

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the...

Pioneering autism doctor Hans Asperger sent disabled children to be killed by Nazis, new...

Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who gave his name to a kind of high-functioning autism, helped the Nazis in their murder of disabled...

Entire island to be permanently evacuated

Thousands of south Pacific islanders are to be permanently resettled after an active volcano began spewing torrents of ash and gas...

Space telescope launches on quest for planets that could support life

A NASA satellite has embarked on a quest for planets where life might exist. Propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket supplied by private firm SpaceX, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite...