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Viola Beach: tributes paid to young British band killed when car plunged off bridge in Sweden - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tributes have poured in from around the world for four members of the British indie-pop band Viola Beach who died, along with their manager, when their car plunged through the barrier of an open bridge into a canal in Sweden.
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Two people charged with slavery offences after woman found held against her will in Rochdale

The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Minu Chopra, 47, was arrested at the house and charged on 11 February. Chameleons Eye/REX Shutterstock. Two people have been charged with slavery after a woman was found held against her will in Rochdale.
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Putin could end Syrian war with one phonecall, says Philip Hammond

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Vladimir Putin could end Syria's civil war with one phonecall, Britain's foreign secretary has said. Calling on the Russians to end airstrikes on moderate Syrian opposition fighters, Philip Hammond said: “There is one man on this planet who can end the ...
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Obama Urges Putin to Stop Bombing 'Moderate' Rebels in Syria

Haaretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
Putin and Obama agree to intensify cooperation to implement the agreement on Syria struck in Munich, to which both gave a 'positive valuation.
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Italy 9-40 England

BBC Sport - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eddie Jones's unbeaten start to his England coaching career continued with a win over Italy in Rome that started slowly but ended at pace.
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Joshua to face Martin for IBF world title - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Anthony Joshua has landed his first world title shot in just his 16th professional fight with Charles Martin agreeing to defend the IBF heavyweight championship at London's O2 Arena on April 9. American Martin will make a first defence of the belt he ...
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Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIRUT (AP) - Turkey shelled positions held by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government, whose forces are advancing against insurgents in the same area under the ...
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More than 30 aftershocks rattle Canterbury after 5.7 quake

New Zealand Herald - ‎58 minutes ago‎
As the city mops up after yesterday afternoon's severe 5.7 magnitude jolt a flurry of smaller shallow quakes continued to keep the city on edge.
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Saudi Arabia deploys fight planes to Turkey as Putin and Obama talk Syria on the phone - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAUDI Arabia has deployed warplanes to a Turkish air base in order to “intensify” its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, a senior Saudi defence official has said.
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Afghan civilian casualties hit record high

Sky News Australia - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Civilian casualties of the war in Afghanistan hit record levels for the seventh year in row in 2015, as violence spread across the country in the wake of the withdrawal of most international troops.
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EU referendum: German poll finds 1 in 3 firms will leave UK after Brexit

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A poll of British and German companies operating in the UK has found that almost a third would consider moving jobs out of the country following a vote to leave the European Union.
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Taxi engulfed in flames at Glasgow Airport in fire drama

Scottish Daily Record - ‎1 hour ago‎
A taxi went up in flames at Glasgow Airport as stunned holidaymakers watched on from inside the main terminal building. Shares. Get daily news by email.
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Hinkley Point decision not on EDF board agenda Monday - source

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS French EDF (EDF.PA) has not put the investment decision for its plan to build two nuclear reactors in Hinkley Point, Britain, on the agenda for its board meeting on Monday, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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Anglo American: Survival plans

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sitting a few miles from Table Mountain at the tip of South Africa, where Anglo American started out on its path to the heights of the global mining industry, Mark Cutifani reaches back into the company's 99-year history for a parallel to the challenge ...
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US dollar longs fall to lowest in 1-1/2 years -CFTC, Reuters

Reuters - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
(Adds table, details on dollar, euro contracts, comment) Feb 12 Speculators reduced bullish bets on the U.S. dollar for a seventh straight week, with net longs dropping to their lowest level since mid-July 2014, according to Reuters calculations and ...
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iPhone, iPad Bug Causes Infinite Bootloop When Date Is Changed Back To 1 January 1970!

BizTek Mojo - ‎5 hours ago‎
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has another nasty bug to deal with. iPhone and iPad users who set their dates manually back to 1 January 1970 will have their phones bricked once it reboots.
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$10 Million Dying Light Spotlight Edition Will Make Buyers 'Movie Stars' In Upcoming Movie

BizTek Mojo - ‎1 hour ago‎
Techland wants to make things easier for movie star wannabes. Purchasing the "Spotlight" Edition of their game for $10 million will grant the buyer a role in the upcoming Dying Light movie.
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UK's Streetmap loses 'anticompetitive' search abuse case against Google

HITC - ‎10 hours ago‎
UK-based digital map provider Streetmap has lost its High Court action accusing Google of abusing its search dominance to promote Google Maps over rivals.
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Kanye West's new album includes surprise song 'I Love Kanye'

New Zealand Herald - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Kanye West performs during Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 on February 11, 2016 in New York City. Photo / Getty. After a prolonged rollout that included last-minute changes and a massive fashion show, Kanye West's new album is finally out for the public.
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Writers awards for Spotlight and The Big Short

New Zealand Herald - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Oscar contenders Spotlight and The Big Short have won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America. Spotlight, about the Boston Globe's effort to uncover a priest sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, won for best original ...

Hollywood Stars Hit Red Carpet For BAFTAs

KL.FM 96.7 - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Hollywood stars are on the red carpet in London as they arrive for Britain's biggest film awards, the BAFTAs. Rising Star Award nominees John Boyega and Bel Powley were among the first to arrive at the Royal Opera House.
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Lack of diversity in movie industry protest held outside Baftas ceremony

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Protesters have staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Royal Opera House where the Baftas ceremony is being held against what they describe as a lack of diversity in front of the camera.
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England did not use their brain in final two one-day internationals and let South Africa steal a win - ‎1 hour ago‎
England's one-day cricket has been a breath of fresh air since the World Cup but this series has provided a reality check. Their style of cricket has been so much better than what we saw at the World Cup and I love the positive way they bat ...
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Liverpool thrash sorry Aston Villa 6-0 with returning hero Daniel Sturridge impressing - ‎1 hour ago‎
There are occasions when all that is left is to find multiple variations on the theme of being 'abject'. For Aston Villa manager Remi Garde, this was such an afternoon.
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I see rabbit then duck and back so I am creative

Market Business News - ‎2 hours ago‎
If I can see a rabbit and then a duck and then a rabbit again rapidly, I am creative, according to American psychologist Joseph Jastrow in 1899 who presented a group of people with a drawing that could be a duck or a rabbit.
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Robots may take over most human jobs by 2045: Expert

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON: Robots will be capable of doing almost any job that humans can within next 30 years due to advances in artificial intelligence, threatening to put over half the world's population out of jobs, experts have warned.
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Clive James: 'My granddaughter's school was connected by video to the International Space Station'

The Guardian - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Now when she and I ask each other questions, both of us pause before answering. It's a space conversation. Tim Peake takes a selfie in space.
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Feature: Pied Piper succeeds in ridding an entire island of every rat

Xinhua - ‎6 hours ago‎
LONDON, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The world's leading community-led project to rescue a seabird population by removing every rat has been officially declared a success.
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I'm sick of striking doctors says Dr Nick Summerton

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
The diagnosis is worryingly clear: the junior doctors' strikes have been a disaster. Patients are suffering, the reputation of the medical profession has been damaged and now the doctors find a contract has been imposed upon them by Health Secretary ...
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Government set to axe plans to introduce sugar tax - ‎18 hours ago‎
A furious row erupted after it emerged that the Government could axe plans to introduce a sugar tax. Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly rejected the proposal for a sugar tax of up to 20 per cent, and will instead use the threat of a levy to ...
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New saliva test could diagnose cancer in 10 minutes

Irish Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A 10-minute saliva test for cancer that scientists claim could revolutionise diagnosis of the disease has been unveiled. The “liquid biopsy” test looks for fragments of genetic material in a tiny drop of saliva.
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