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Partial Syria ceasefire agreed at talks in Munich

The Guardian - ‎18 minutes ago‎
A cessation of hostilities is to come into force in Syria within a week and humanitarian aid is to be delivered to besieged areas across the country in the next few days, the US, Russia and other powers said late on Thursday night at talks in Munich ...
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Sian Blake's partner arrested in London over murders

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The partner of Sian Blake has been arrested by UK police on suspicion of murdering the ex-EastEnders actress and their two sons. Arthur Simpson-Kent was arrested at Heathrow Airport after arriving in the UK on a flight from Ghana.
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Rolls-Royce shares jump despite dividend cut

Financial Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Rolls-Royce is cutting its dividend by half but held out the promise on Friday that the payout would be “rebuilt over time” as the UK's premier engineering group seeks to recover from five profit warnings in the last two years.
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GSK fined £37m for stifling launch of rival drug Seroxat

Financial Times - ‎15 minutes ago‎
GlaxoSmithKline has been fined £37m for illegally stifling the launch of a cheap rival drug, marking the biggest penalty levied so far by the UK's new competition regulator.
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UK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty

Daily Mail - ‎53 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG (AP) - Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China in what it called a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.
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Zika virus: three die in Venezuela - ‎3 hours ago‎
Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday - the first fatalities reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus.
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Seoul fears Kaesong will become North Korean military base - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Seoul has expressed its deep fears that the Kaesong industrial park is being turned into a major North Korean military base less than 35 miles from the South Korean capital.
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US says wins Saudi air campaign commitment against IS - ‎2 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS: United States (US) Defence Secretary Ash Carter, who has been under pressure to shore up support from Arab allies to fight the militant Islamic State (IS) group, on Thursday welcomed a commitment from Saudi Arabia to expand its role in air ...
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Pope departs for Cuba, first stop before Mexico

KIRO Seattle - ‎1 hour ago‎
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has begun a seven-day trip that will take him first to Havana, Cuba, then to Mexico. The Alitalia jet carrying Francis and his entourage departed Friday morning from Rome's airport.
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Firms forced to reveal gender pay gap

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Companies that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables under plans announced on Friday.
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Plumber finds body of a baby in a garden drain - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Police have launched an investigation after a plumber found the body of a baby in a bag in a garden drain. Forensic experts were at the property in Scartho Road, Grimsby, carrying out an examination of the scene.
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EU referendum: Cameron to make case for reform in Hamburg speech

BBC News - ‎15 minutes ago‎
David Cameron is to spell out his case for reforming the EU as he prepares for next week's crunch summit in Brussels. He is expected to use a speech in Hamburg, Germany, to set out the "wider agenda" behind his renegotiation of Britain's EU membership.
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David Cameron to warn Vladimir Putin would be the winner from Brexit

The Independent - ‎15 hours ago‎
The campaign to keep Britain in the EU is to argue that Vladimir Putin would be the winner if the public votes to leave the 28-nation bloc in the coming referendum.
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Market turmoil: Stocks rally as Germany posts 0.3% growth - live updates

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Roling coverage of the ongoing turbulence in the stock markets, and new growth figures from across the eurozone. Latest: Italian growth disappoints · European stocks are rallying · Germany grew by 0.3% in Q4 2015 · Analyst: Germany is vulnerable to US ...
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New homebuyers this year will already have spent £52900 on rent

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
First-time buyers planning to climb on to the housing ladder in 2016 will have already spent an average £52,900 on rent, a new report reveals today.
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Nikkei Plunges 5% But FTSE Set For Small Rise

Sky News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japan's Nikkei has closed 4.8% lower as it reacted to sharp sell-offs in European and US markets which saw London's FTSE 100 fall to its lowest level in four years on Thursday.
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Asian shares slip as bank fears add to global gloom

Reuters UK - ‎5 hours ago‎
TOKYO Asian shares slipped on Friday as mounting concerns about the health of European banks further threatened a global economic outlook already under strain from falling oil prices and slowdown in China and other emerging markets.
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Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs

Irish Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
Alphabet's self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise. Share.
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BT launching a service which blocks nuisance calls from cold callers

Market Business News - ‎18 hours ago‎
BT is launching a new service for customers which will help block nuisance calls from cold callers. The company said that it's going to divert nuisance calls to a junk voicemail inbox instead of reaching home phone lines.
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Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

Mashable - ‎1 hour ago‎
Imagine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before you even take your finger off the enter button.
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Toyota Motor will begin production of a new hybrid engine model In Turkey Business News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Toyota Motor Europe is to add hybrid vehicle production at a third 'European' plant and build the powertrain in England. The production version of the C-HR, which will be displayed at the Geneva show in March, will be built at Toyota Motor ...
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Kanye West faces backlash over Taylor Swift lyric attack

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Happier times … Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV VMAs. Photograph: Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images. Michael Hann · @michaelahann.
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'Can't it just be blokes?' Steve Brookstein goes mad over female Top Gear presenter

Daily Star - ‎5 minutes ago‎
X FACTOR flop Steve Brookstein seems more into winding up feminists than singing after slamming the new Top Gear line-up. By Barney Davis / Published 12th February 2016.
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Liam Neeson says he was 'joking' when he said he was dating 'an incredibly famous woman'

Irish Independent - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam Neeson (L ) and son Michael Neeson attend the Maison Mais Non launch party as Micheal Neeson launches fashion gallery in Soho on June 2, 2015 in London, England.
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Matthew Perry's Friends-style London apartment goes on sale for £7million

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
He spent years hanging out in the most iconic New York loft apartment of all time, now Matthew Perry has moved into a three-bedroom Manhattan-style penthouse during his stint in London.
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Why Leicester City's seemingly simple tactics work so well

BBC Sport - ‎3 hours ago‎
Leicester have lost only two out of 25 Premier League games this season, and what has been really refreshing about their success is they have simply stuck to what they are good at.
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England team to face Italy in Six Nations 2016 announced: live - ‎2 hours ago‎
Latest. • Carling: Vunipola brothers are too fat • Four reasons why Italy can beat England • Joseph admits Daly has a claim on his jersey.

Cancer research scientist Professor Alan Clarke died after sex act 'went wrong' - inquest

South Wales Argus - ‎19 hours ago‎
ONE of the UK's leading cancer research scientists was found hanging after attempting an act of sexual gratification “that went tragically wrong”, an inquest heard.
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Go towards the light

The Economist - ‎11 hours ago‎
SCEPTICS of evolution often point to the human eye and ask how such a complex object could have evolved when the imperfection of any part of it would cause the whole thing to be useless.
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Whales stranded on Scottish beaches had high levels of toxic metals

The National - ‎9 hours ago‎
WHALES beached on a Scottish shore had high levels of toxic metal in their brains, a study has found. More than 30 pilot whales became stranded on a Fife beach in September 2012, only ten of which were saved.
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Female bamboo shark is due for virgin birth at sea life centre in UK

The Guardian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The female white-spotted bamboo shark at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has been able to produce two fertilised eggs without any contact with male sharks.
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Severe shortage of properties for sale pushing up asking price, says latest index

Property Wire - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Image The supply of property coming onto the market in England and Wales has fallen by 8% year on year and as a result prices are set to keep rising.
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Back to its roots: How Zika may threaten Africa

Malay Mail Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dr Angela Rocha shows a tomography result of a baby with microcephaly at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil, January 29, 2016.
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Zika pushes 38 percent of US businesses surveyed to let workers defer trips

Reuters UK - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Some 38 percent of U.S. multinationals, universities and non-profits surveyed by an arm of the State Department are allowing female employees to defer travel or leave countries where the Zika virus has been reported.
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HALF of NHS bosses Jeremy Hunt said backed him DENY support for imposing new doctors contracts - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Half of the NHS bosses who Jeremy Hunt used to justify imposing new contracts on junior doctors have denied backing the move. Announcing the decision to force the new deal on doctors to the House of Commons yesterday, Mr Hunt used a letter signed by ...
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