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German train crash: Eight killed and 150 injured in Bavaria - latest - ‎1 hour ago‎
... • At least eight dead after two German trains collide • About 150 injured after the crash in Bavaria • One train derailed near Bad Aibling • Bavaria train crash, in pictures • Morning summary.
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Andy Murray's wife gives birth to a girl

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tennis star Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears has given birth to a girl, the BBC understands. The couple's first child is thought to have been born on Sunday night.
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Hong Kong Activists, Police Clash Over Holiday Food Stalls

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A rioter throws bricks at police and lit fires on streets in Mongkok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Rioters clashed with police overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday in a crowded area of Kowloon.

The Irish Times view: A challenge to our shared values

Irish Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
The fact that Friday's gun attack in the Regency Hotel in Dublin, in which one man was killed and two more were injured, was followed so quickly on Monday night by what is believed to be a retaliatory killing demonstrates the reality of such violence ...
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Taiwan developer held over building collapse

Sky News Australia - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The building collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern city of Tainan around 4am local time on Saturday. Some 170 people were rescued but the city's mayor said he expected the number of fatalities to be more than 100.
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What the fall of Aleppo would mean for Syria and the world

Washington Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Over the past week, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have nearly encircled the city of Aleppo, once the war-torn country's most populous urban center.
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Siachen survivor: The fact that the soldier is alive after 6 days under snow is truly a miracle

Firstpost - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The odds were so against him that only the caprice of Fate saved Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The fact that he is alive after six days under ice and snow is not a miracle.
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Israeli bill targeting pro-Palestinian rights groups passes first hurdle

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The justice minister, Ayelet Shaked, says the bill will boost transparency as the government seeks to fight foreign interference. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AP.
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Online child safety app award for Ysgol y Preseli pupils

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Pembrokeshire school pupils have won an award for developing a social media app to keep young people safe online. Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych was given the national award on Tuesday as part of Safer Internet Day.
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Man dies after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace

The Independent - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A man has died after setting himself on fire outside the home of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in London. Paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene at Kensington Palace after 3am on Tuesday morning, but the man was pronounced ...
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Starbucks dyslexia case: Employee wins tribunal over victimisation that left her suicidal

The Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman with dyslexia who worked at Starbucks says she nearly tried to kill herself because the coffee giant treated her so badly because it did not understand her condition.
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France insists it WON'T scrap the border deal with Britain

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
France has made clear it will not cancel a border agreement with Britain even if the UK quits the EU - prompting new claims today the Prime Minister is getting 'more desperate'.
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Petrol prices 'could rise' to help George Osborne eliminate deficit - ‎2 hours ago‎
Petrol prices may need to rise if George Osborne is to meet his election pledge to eliminate the deficit, a leading think tank has warned.
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Europe steady after Tokyo slide

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tuesday 10:30 GMT. European bourses are holding recent losses after Japanese stocks plunged and yields on the country's benchmark bonds turned negative as the global “risk-off” rout hit Asia.
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UK trade deficit widens further as exports suffer

The Guardian - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Port of Dover. Shortfall between exports and imports widened from £8.6bn in the third quarter to £10.4bn. Photograph: Graham Mitchell / Barcroft Media.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai receives stock grant worth about $199 million

Firstpost - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai received restricted stock worth about $199 million, according to a regulatory filing by Google parent company Alphabet Inc .
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Waitrose becomes latest victim of grocery price war as sales growth stalls - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sales growth at Waitrose stalled at the beginning of the year, as the race for new shoppers in the grocery market remained as tight as ever.
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The Division: inside Ubisoft's ambitious online shooter

HITC - ‎2 hours ago‎
The city that never sleeps is now a slumbering wasteland of abandoned cars and scattered rubbish. Embed from Getty Images. Occasionally, a stray dog pads past, while rats scurry in the darkened alleyways.
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Twitter planning 'regular and consistent action' to curb harassment and abuse

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Twitter will do more to tackle harassment and abuse on its network, the company has said, as it announces a new safety council made up of specialist charities and a slate of new anti-harassment features that will roll out through 2016.
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Amazon takes on Unity et al with Lumberyard, a free cross-platform game engine

VentureBeat - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amazon has unveiled two new products aimed squarely at the professional game-developer fraternity: Lumberyard, a free 3D game engine; and GameLift, a service for quickly building backends for deploying session-based multiplayer games.
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Gwyneth Paltrow testifies against alleged stalker who sent her 'religious to pornographic' letters

The Independent - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow told a Los Angeles court on Monday that she feared for her safety after receiving dozens of letters from a man accused of stalking her for the past 17 years, according to media reports.
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The X-Files: Why Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully Was The Feminist Hero We Needed

The Debrief - ‎1 hour ago‎
The X-Files is *still* one of the most successful sci-fi series ever and (hooray!) it's back. Back in the 90's, it caused more excitement than Game of Thrones and Making a Murderer combined.
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Subo surprises fans with hilarious cameo in new Zoolander film

Scottish Daily Record - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE Scottish singer appears in a set scene alongside fictional supermodels Zoolander and Hansel, played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
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Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell announces retirement

Belfast Telegraph - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Paul O'Connell was suffering from a hamstring injury picked up in the World Cup. Paul O'Connell, left, should learn the extent of his hamstring injury on Monday.
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Everton move closer to takeover as US group holds further talks

Irish Independent - ‎3 hours ago‎
Everton's Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka celebrate winning after the game at the weekend. Photo: Reuters. Everton appear to be edging closer to a takeover after talks with American investors John Jay Moores and Charles Noell progressed, Press ...
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South Africa v England: third ODI – live!

The Guardian - ‎39 minutes ago‎
England's Adil Rashid celebrates with team-mates Jason Roy and Jos Buttler after dismissing South Africa's Faf du Plessis in the second Test.
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Scientists 'accidentally' discover world's smallest and oldest eyeball - ‎3 hours ago‎
Scientists have 'accidentally' discovered what could be the world's smallest and oldest eyeball, admitting that it seemed 'really, really obvious afterwards'.
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Gravitational waves: Scientists could be about to announce detection of 'ripples in the fabric of spacetime'

The Independent - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Scientists could be about to announce that they have observed gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of spacetime, in a discovery that could completely change our understanding of the universe.
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Sperm whales washed up on Lincolnshire coast were 'hunting squid' when they died says marine expert

Lincolnshire Echo - ‎3 hours ago‎
Thirty sperm whales may have died because they strayed into shallow waters while hunting squid, according to a marine expert. Six whales died after washing up on the beaches of Skegness and Hunstanton along the east coast.
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Robot cockroach squeezes through tiny cracks great for rescue missions

Market Business News - ‎55 minutes ago‎
A robot cockroach that squeezes through tiny cracks, just like the real thing, would be great for rescue missions following natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tornadoes, as well as explosions, says a team of scientists.
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Lara Casalotti: Student finds rare stem cell donor after #Match4Lara campaign

The Independent - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Lara Casalotti has found a stem cell donor against the odds. Anthony Nolan/PA Wire. A mixed-race student diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia has found a stem cell donor against the odds.
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End long distance hospital admissions for mentally ill, commission says - ‎3 hours ago‎
The practice of sending mentally ill people long distances for treatment should end, a commission has said, as experts branded some services "potentially dangerous".
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Disciplinary panel to hear details about George Osborne's psychiatrist brother

Herald Scotland - ‎3 hours ago‎
Further details are expected to be heard today about the private life of Chancellor George Osborne's psychiatrist brother, who is up before a disciplinary panel after admitting having sex with a vulnerable patient who had been under his care.
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