Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashing during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
The crash of a Virgin Galactic craft is going to make people think twice about going on tourist trips to the edge of space, a former astronaut has told Sky News.
The search is under way for a new head of the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after Fiona Woolf became the second chairwoman to quit.
In an interview explaining why she has become the second child abuse inquiry head to quit before starting work, Fiona Woolf blamed "negative comment and innuendo".
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help defend the embattled town of Kobani from Islamic State militants.
A round-up of the latest stories from the world of sport - brought to you from the Sky Sports News HQ.
Lewis Hamilton maintained his position at the head of the field in Practice Two at the Circuit of the Americas, but his advantage was cut to just three-thousandths of a second by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Louis van Gaal has confirmed Wayne Rooney will play in Sunday's Manchester derby - and denied his captain had been carrying an injury.
David Silva will miss this weekend's Manchester derby after being ruled out for three to four weeks through injury.
Two goals from Cameron Jerome guided Norwich to a 2-1 win over Bolton and moved the Canaries joint top of the Championship.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed that she based witch Dolores Umbridge on a woman she met and hated in real life.
Ed Sheeran has told Sky News' Entertainment Week that getting a higher education is unnecessary for anyone who wants a career in the arts.
Film director Roman Polanski has been allowed to walk free after being questioned by Polish prosecutors on a US arrest warrant for sex offences.
Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have introduced their new son, named Charlton Valentine, to the world for the first time.
Jake Gyllenhaal has told Sky News he believes news coverage has been dumbed down to worrying levels.
Smaller lenders would be hit by new rules heralding the world's toughest oversight regime for senior bankers, according to the industry's main City-based lobbying groups.
UK wholesale gas prices have hit a record low, piling more pressure on energy firms to explain why household bills have not been slashed.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has set aside a further £780m to cover the costs of conduct issues, including the PPI mis-selling scandal.
The Government has announced it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt - the first such payment for 67 years.
US stock indexes have climbed back to record highs after a surprise stimulus package from Japan's central bank.
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A US man says Jesus has appeared to him on a tree.
A Vine star was detained by the FBI after dancing down the aisle of a plane dressed in swimming trunks.
A town in southern France has banned people from dressing up as clowns after a spate of attacks in several parts of the country.
Crash test dummies in the US will be made fatter to reflect the larger size of more than a third of adult Americans and help protect their lives.
Burkina Faso's embattled president Blaise Compaore has been ousted, following days of protests against efforts to extend his rule.
One pilot has been killed and another is seriously injured after a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed on a powered test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
British women defrauded out of more than £800,000 by a conman in Ghana who romanced them on dating websites have got justice after he was convicted.