WORLD NEWS

Atheist U.S. blogger killed in machete attack in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) – Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support…

Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even…

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state

ROME (Reuters) – Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over…

Clashes in Maldives as thousands call for president to quit

MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) – Clashes broke out in the Maldives on Friday after thousands gathered to protest against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current…

Air strike near Iraq border town kills 17 IS militants – hospital source

BAGHDAD Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:27am GMT Source Article from http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/uk-mideast-crisi-iraq-airstrike-idUKKBN0LU0O820150226?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews…

French lawmaker faces party sanctions for Syria trip

PARIS (Reuters) – A French lawmaker who went to Damascus for the first talks with Syrian officials since the 2012 closure of France’s embassy there faces possible ejection…

Four bombs explode in Cairo, one killed

CAIRO (Reuters) – One person was killed and two were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the residential Imbaba district of Cairo on Thursday, the…

U.S. warns citizens of threat against malls in Jordan

AMMAN (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Amman has warned its citizens to avoid upscale shopping malls in the Jordanian capital, saying it had received what it called…

NEWS

Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83

Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83

27 February 2015 Last updated at 18:24 …

Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held

Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held

27 February 2015 Last updated at 16:52 …

Extremists ‘not radicalised by MI5′

Extremists ‘not radicalised by MI5′

27 February 2015 Last updated at 17:50 …

Snatched baby found after 17 years

Snatched baby found after 17 years

27 February 2015 Last updated at 15:21 …

Netanyahu ‘not correct’ on Iran

Netanyahu ‘not correct’ on Iran

26 February 2015 Last updated at 07:52 …

Argentina scraps intelligence body

Argentina scraps intelligence body

26 February 2015 Last updated at 08:03 …

Madonna falls off stage at Brits

Madonna falls off stage at Brits

26 February 2015 Last updated at 08:23 …

N Korea company ‘renaming ships’

N Korea company ‘renaming ships’

26 February 2015 Last updated at 02:15 …

Routh guilty in American Sniper case

Routh guilty in American Sniper case

25 February 2015 Last updated at 04:50 …

US News

New York trio ‘tried to join IS’

New York trio ‘tried to join IS’

25 February 2015 Last updated at 22:44 The Islamic State made a lightning offensive in Iraq and Syria…

Netanyahu ‘not correct’ on Iran

Netanyahu ‘not correct’ on Iran

26 February 2015 Last updated at 07:52 Mr Netanyahu described Iran’s nuclear programme as a great danger for…

US terror trial sees Bin Laden files

US terror trial sees Bin Laden files

26 February 2015 Last updated at 00:13 Abid Naseer, left, denies plotting to attack the US and UK …

Washington DC legalises marijuana

Washington DC legalises marijuana

26 February 2015 Last updated at 07:11 Nearly two thirds of voters approved a ballot measure to legalise…

US funding stand-off over migrants

US funding stand-off over migrants

23 February 2015 Last updated at 23:40 Family members participated in a Christian mass at the US-Mexico border…

A dozen overdose on ‘Molly’ in US

A dozen overdose on ‘Molly’ in US

23 February 2015 Last updated at 20:16 Police and Wesleyan officials are investigating the source of the drug …

PLO faces $218m Israel attacks fine

PLO faces $218m Israel attacks fine

23 February 2015 Last updated at 19:35 One of the attacks took place at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University in…

Texas prison shuts after riot

Texas prison shuts after riot

23 February 2015 Last updated at 17:47 …

Shopping mall terror threat ‘serious’

Shopping mall terror threat ‘serious’

22 February 2015 Last updated at 21:16 …

US to consider Russia sanctions

US to consider Russia sanctions

21 February 2015 Last updated at 19:44 Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat from the key town of…

Australian News

Cabinet resists backbench push to oust Abbott

Cabinet resists backbench push to oust Abbott

Pressure … Mr Abbott’s lieutenants are furiously trying to squash the efforts of backbenchers urging their Cabinet colleagues to “tap’’ Mr…

Why Bali Nine duo are still in limbo

Why Bali Nine duo are still in limbo

The PM has called Indonesia’s president in a final attempt to seek clemency for the Bali Nine duo. INDONESIANS are, by…

Massive rise in health fund fees

Massive rise in health fund fees

Ouch … Australian families will pay up to $282 a year more for private health insurance. Picture: Guy Bailey Source: Supplied…

‘May Allah have mercy upon him’

‘May Allah have mercy upon him’

Attack celebrated … Bae Jie-un, a staff member of the Lindt cafe and one of the hostages, runs to armed tactical…

Media Release: AFP K9 leads to drug seizure

Media Release: AFP K9 leads to drug seizure Release Date: Thursday, February 26 2015, 02:52 PM A…

Media Release: Trident Taskforce lay charges over tax fraud

Media Release: Trident Taskforce lay charges over tax fraud Release Date: Thursday, February 26 2015, 02:22 PM …

Media Release: 100kgs methamphetamine seized and two men charged

Media Release: 100kgs methamphetamine seized and two men charged Release Date: Thursday, February 26 2015, 01:40 PM …

Media Release: Joint agency investigation shuts down fraudulent identity manufacturing operation

Media Release: Joint agency investigation shuts down fraudulent identity manufacturing operation Release Date: Thursday, February 26 2015, 12:12…

‘Turnbull has numbers to be PM’

‘Turnbull has numbers to be PM’

Video Image Liberal backbenchers have told Malcolm Turnbull that he has the numbers to topple the PM. Courtesy: Seven News Building…

POLITICS

Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

27 February 2015 Last updated at 18:38 By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent …

Spy watchdog ‘taken in’ by spies

Spy watchdog ‘taken in’ by spies

27 February 2015 Last updated at 18:28 David Davis claims the committee is not taken seriously by…

Farage: UKIP backs Tories on deficit

Farage: UKIP backs Tories on deficit

27 February 2015 Last updated at 17:02 …

‘No barriers’ to income tax poll

‘No barriers’ to income tax poll

27 February 2015 Last updated at 16:00 …

Cameron: I’m fun and optimistic

Cameron: I’m fun and optimistic

26 February 2015 Last updated at 01:39 Mr Cameron said his wife, Samantha, was “amazing” …

No future for TV licence, MPs say

No future for TV licence, MPs say

26 February 2015 Last updated at 01:18 The TV licence currently costs £145.50 per year …

Finance

UPDATE 1-Greece runs out of funding options despite euro zone reprieve

* Greece faces 1.5 bln euro debt payment to IMF in March * Lenders rule out three short-term funding options * Pressure on Athens to quickly complete…

Better earnings boost European shares after best start of year in decades

* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, gains 14 pct in 2 months * Airbus surges after posting sharp rise in operating profits * Index ends February up…

UPDATE 1-Standard Life fund arm still unhappy with governance at Sports Direct, Afren

* Voted against 907 management resolutions in 2014 * Sports Direct governance concerns remain unresolved * Concern over board independence at Afren (Adds detail on Sports Direct,…

REFILE-UPDATE 4-Britain’s Lloyds to pay first dividend since rescue

(Refiles to remove stray words in seventh paragraph) * Bank to pay dividend of 0.75 pence per share * CEO says payout will help government sell shares…

UPDATE 1-Russian assets boosted by oil price rally, Ukraine peace moves

(Adds details and comment) MOSCOW Feb 26 (Reuters) – The rouble and Russian shares opened with firm gains on Thursday, tracking up the rallying oil price and…

Hong Kong shares close up slightly, underperform mainland rally

Feb 26 (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares finished up on Thursday after a strong rally on Chinese markets, but underperformed mainland boards as Hong Kong investors sold…

TRAVEL ADVICE

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

Guinea’s Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what’s being done?

The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president appealed…

Ukraine

29 December 2014 29 December 2014 Summary – Isolated explosions and other security incidents in Kharkiv city, Odesa, Kherson and Lviv. Remain vigilant, avoid demonstrations and public…

Sri Lanka

21 December 2014 21 December 2014 Latest update: Summary section – Flooding in Anuradhapura and Habarana areas. Risk of flooding has led to the temporary closure of…

Congo

Congo

18 December 2014 18 December 2014 Latest update: Summary – addition of new a map Download map (PDF) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all…

OPINIONS

Paris. To go or not to go? That is the question.

Paris. To go or not to go? That is the question. Lately I am more likely to be put off visiting Paris by the price of even…

France’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ now a worldwide phenomenon.

A magazine which was once a very clique publication with a circulation of 20,000 has become a world wide phenomenon today. The Paris based publication renowned for its…

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes.

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes. In the week prior to the Local and European elections the National press, Twitter and the blogosphere were, to a…

SPORT UK

Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec – Blatter

Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec – Blatter

The Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter. A Fifa taskforce has…

VIDEO: Nevin: Why has Kane become prolific?

BBC football analyst Pat Nevin looks at the way Harry Kane has achieved success in front of goal this season, and asks if…

De Villiers sets record in SA win

De Villiers sets record in SA win

AB de Villiers hit the fastest ever 150 in one-day internationals as South Africa condemned West…

The Apprentice v The Master

The Apprentice v The Master

One will be the smallest man on the pitch, a 21-year-old international novice in his first season of Six…

Arsenal suicidal in defence – Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger accused his players of losing their nerve and blamed “suicidal” defending after a 3-1 home defeat by Monaco left them…

Qatar 2022 rifts ‘beyond repair’

Qatar 2022 rifts ‘beyond repair’

Even by Fifa’s standards, it was a performance of breathtaking audacity. A day after world football’s governing body confirmed it had caused an unprecedented upheaval to…

SPORT US

Titans’ Hill being investigated for sexual assault

(Reuters) – Tennessee Titans veteran defensive tackle Sammie Hill is being investigated for sexual assault, the Atlanta Police Department said on Tuesday. “The Atlanta Police Dept. has…

Carolina Panthers QB Newton injured in car accident: police

(Reuters) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and taken to the hospital where he was…

Oklahoma City high school drops the name ‘Redskins’ for its team

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board has voted unanimously to remove “Redskins” as the nickname for a high school after…

British royal couple pays respects at New York’s September 11 Memorial

British royal couple pays respects at New York’s September 11 Memorial

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and…

No fines for LeBron James or others over protest, NBA sources say

No fines for LeBron James or others over protest, NBA sources say

By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) – No fines or reprimands will be handed down to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others who wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during…

McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after an impressive season saw him…

ALL SPORTS

Northampton Saints still in market to find the next Samu Manoa says Dorian West 

Northampton Saints still in market to find the next Samu Manoa says Dorian West 

Michael Paterson will not be the last engine room signing at Northampton, says forwards coach Dorian West, who revealed the East Midlands outfit are…

20 Questions: Will Taylor – Wasps prop

20 Questions: Will Taylor – Wasps prop

Enjoyed returning to action after a year out? It was amazing to get back out there after that bicep injury. Playing at the Ricoh…

England’s Mike Brown ruled out of Ireland clash

Mike Brown has been ruled out of England’s Six Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin on Sunday. The Harlequins full-back was concussed and left…

Mark Hammett to leave Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Mark Hammett is to leave his position as Director of Rugby with immediate effect. The former All Black had…

Mike Brown may be Mr Angry but I’m no Mr Softie! – Alex Goode

Mike Brown may be Mr Angry but I’m no Mr Softie! – Alex Goode

Alex Goode reckons he is ready for an England recall – and proved it with a match-winning display for Saracens against Bath last week…

My Life in Rugby: Eric Peters – Former Bath, Harlequins and Scotland No.8

My Life in Rugby: Eric Peters – Former Bath, Harlequins and Scotland No.8

It’s almost 20 years to the day that I scored the Famous Grouse Try of the Year for Scotland against Wales but I can…

HEALTH

‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’

‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’

24 February 2015 Last updated at 21:12 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

Age-related leukaemia cases may soar

Age-related leukaemia cases may soar

27 February 2015 Last updated at 03:17 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

Cut music to ‘an hour a day’ – WHO

Cut music to ‘an hour a day’ – WHO

27 February 2015 Last updated at 14:27 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’

‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’

24 February 2015 Last updated at 21:12 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

Skin clues to Alzheimer’s disease

Skin clues to Alzheimer’s disease

25 February 2015 Last updated at 10:42 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online …

WHO ‘taken aback’ by measles outbreaks

WHO ‘taken aback’ by measles outbreaks

25 February 2015 Last updated at 11:56 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter Measles vaccinations must…