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10:00 World
Handmade ceramic blooms and succulents by Owen Mann

Simply painted in cool shades of blues and greens, the porcelain flowers look as if they were freshly plucked from the garden.

20:30 World
EU relieved but wary after Trump endorses it as 'wonderful'

European diplomats were quick to credit Vice President Mike Pence with persuading his boss of the Union's merits after himself being convinced by top EU officials he met in Brussels at the start of the week.

19:44 World
RBC reviews Asia wealth business for possible sale - sources

The Canadian bank's move comes after several Western firms have withdrawn from private banking in Asia, hit by increasing pressure to reduce costs at home, slowing growth in the region and rising compliance costs.

19:06 World
France's Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims

Ms Le Pen's aide Catherine Griset was placed under police investigation over the payments.

18:42 World
Director Miyazaki comes out of retirement to work on feature film

The decision to return to work comes nearly three and a half years after Miyazaki announced his retirement.

18:25 World
Descent into a Frozen Underworld

Temperatures at the surface are well below freezing most of the year, but that doesn't stop visits from scientists: Erebus is also one of the few volcanoes in the world with an exposed lava lake. 

17:24 World
Danish demagogue calls for annexation of German region

The Danish minority in Germany have slammed the idea and Denmark's government distanced themselves.
Source: DW

16:17 World
Israel denies visas to staff from 'hostile' Human Rights Watch

Decision to ban new HRW director from working in Israel is an ‘ominous turn’ and puts country in same league as North Korea says NGO.

15:28 World
Shinzo Abe and wife under pressure over ties to ultra-nationalist school

Akie Abe’s links to kindergarten under intense scrutiny in Japan after reports it bought state land at a knockdown price.

15:03 World
Google's self-driving firm sues Uber

The lawsuit argues that former Waymo manager Anthony Levandowski took information when he left to co-found a venture that became Otto.

14:44 World
Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge

Three men were wounded in the shooting at a bar in Olathe on Wednesday night and one of them later died.

14:27 World
Psychiatrists fight over the ethics of diagnosing Trump

The United States' major mental health associations -- including the American Psychiatric Association, which claims to be the largest psychiatric association in the world -- are warning members not to wade into the debate, but some prominent doctors have done just that, publicly voicing concerns and questioning the very ethics of their profession.

14:02 World
Greece's Tsipras says deal with lenders 'honorable compromise'

Tsipras, speaking to Greek lawmakers, said he believed relations with creditors had turned a page, and that lenders had accepted austerity for the crisis-hit country should end.

13:49 World
Buffett expected to tout passive investing in Berkshire annual letter

The letter, slated for release around 8 a.m. EST on Saturday, will probably focus on familiar themes for the 86-year-old Buffett, with many single-spaced pages reviewing Berkshire's businesses and managers, Wall Street, the economy and perhaps even politics.
Source: Reuters

12:02 World
Labour ousted by Tories in Copeland but sees off Ukip challenge in Stoke

Byelections bring mixed fortunes for Jeremy Corbyn, who loses heartland seat but fends off Paul Nuttall’s ambitions in Brexit-supporting Stoke Central.

11:38 World
Philippines senator who branded President Duterte 'serial killer' arrested

Senator Leila de Lima taken into custody on charges of drug trafficking, outraging supporters and human rights activists.

11:15 World
Wire mesh figures of children appear to dissolve into thin air

his is not to suggest anything is inherently missing, but rather to invite the viewer to complete the rest of each sculpture in their mind, perhaps substituting the missing fragments with their own memories or stories.

10:47 World
Street kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman repairs the roads with gold

We’ve long been enamored by the ancient technique that traditionally involves the process of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, resulting in an a repair that pays homage to the object’s history.

10:26 World
Australia's 'biggest ever' antivenom dose saves boy bitten by funnel web spider

NSW central coast schoolboy, aged 10, was given 12 vials of antivenom after he was bitten by a male spider hiding in a shoe.

10:00 World
Geert Wilders suspends election campaign over alleged security leak

Dutch far-right leader stops campaigning in public for March polls after a member of his security team is arrested.

20:30 World
Somebody won a $435 million powerball jackpot

The winner purchased the ticket somewhere in Lafayette, Ind., CBS reports, though no specific location has been revealed.

20:08 World
Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'

In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning Mass in his residence, he said: "It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life."

19:44 World
How these 6 Instagram photographers got a million followers

Yet, with a few well-employed tricks and excellent photography skills, these five photographers have managed to approach and even exceed that mark.
Source: Time

19:27 World
North Korea raps old ally China after China's ban on coal

The North's state-run KCNA news agency did not refer directly to China by name but in an unmistakable censure it accused a "neighboring country" of going along with North Korea's enemies to "bring down its social system".

18:42 World
Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers

The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

18:20 World
Wayne Rooney: China or no China, as far as his legacy is concerned, he is done

Wayne Rooney looks certain to leave Manchester United, either in the next few days or in the summer, but wherever he ends up, it will only be retirement deferred and won’t change how he is remembered.

18:03 World
Pakistan blast: At least six dead in Lahore

The cause is unknown. Initial reports suggested an electricity generator exploded but police said later it may have been a bomb.

17:24 World
Ecuador will hold run-off poll to choose new president

Lenin Moreno, of the governing left-wing Pais party, fell just short of the 40% needed to win outright on Sunday.

15:28 World
Blast in DHA Lahore claims eight lives

The blast took place inside an under-construction building with DIG operations Haider Ashraf stating that labourers were present inside when the explosion took place.

15:03 World
Trump administration rescinds transgender students' bathroom protections

US withdrew guidance stating federal law requires transgender students to have unfettered access to bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.

14:44 World
Shiny headed people, laughing: how balding Japanese make light of their loss

An annual get-together tries to ‘view baldness in a positive manner’ and also involves a game of tug of war using suction cups.

14:26 World
Singapore industrial fire triggers series of explosions

Videos and photos acquired by Reuters showed a large flame and a tall column of dark smoke covering part of the sky.

14:02 World
Factory fire sends plume of smoke high into Sydney sky

No injuries were reported from the blaze in an industrial park about 15 km (10 miles) west of downtown Sydney.
Source: Reuters

13:43 World
Indonesia's four richest men worth as much as poorest 100 million

Oxfam warns that inequality personified by clove cigarette tycoons Budi and Michael Hartono will damage the nation’s economy.

13:28 World
French elections: Emmanuel Macron and François Bayrou form alliance

Self-described outsider and centrist take surprise step of joining forces as veteran of three elections says France is at ‘extreme risk’ and needs ‘exceptional response’.

12:41 World
Trump rescinds transgender bathroom rules from Obama era

The Obama-era rule directed public schools to allow transgender pupils to use toilets of their gender identity.

12:02 World
Unique stool design utilizes offcut wood combined with resin to eliminate construction waste

As part of the construction process the waste offcut from creating the legs are saved and then combined with resin to form the stool’s seat. 

11:38 World
Tony Blair attacks Daily Mail's 'hypocrisy' over suicide bomber

Former PM denies his government paid compensation to British jihadi who died in Iraq and says Mail campaigned for his release.

11:15 World
Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized worlds found orbiting nearby star

Exoplanets found orbiting Trappist-1 raise hope that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought.

10:47 World
Dakota pipeline protesters leave site after year-long occupation

A boy aged seven and a girl, 17, are being treated for burns following two explosions resulting from the fires.

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