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20:08 World
NASA’s Juno mission to remain in current orbit at Jupiter

Juno has successfully orbited Jupiter four times since arriving at the giant planet, with the most recent orbit completed on Feb. 2. Its next close flyby of Jupiter will be March 27.

19:44 World
Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along this smuggling route in recent months.

19:27 World
Brexit: Scotland cannot stay in EU 'under any circumstances', Scottish Secretary says

David Mundell says there are 'no easy assumptions' about how long it would take country to re-join bloc.

17:47 World
Police fire at driver as he speeds the wrong way down a motorway towards Barcelona in stolen truck carrying gas cylinders

Officers reportedly opened fire as the man was driving the lorry against the flow of traffic along the Roda del Litoral towards the heart of the city.

17:24 World
13 of the world’s scariest airport landings

For many, landing is one of  the most uncomfortable moments during the flight experience.

17:00 World
The 10,000 steps a day myth: how fitness apps can do more harm than good

Around three million fitness trackers are sold in Britain each year, with the promise of monitoring and improving activity levels.
Source: The Telegraph

16:38 World
North Korea's history of covert operations and secret killings

Kim was reportedly grabbed from behind and a poison liquid or rag put in his face, in an act South Korean lawmakers said was "terrorism" by the North.

16:17 World
Seeking to secure Sinai, Egypt builds closer ties with Hamas

Egypt has been at odds with Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, since a crackdown by Cairo on the armed group's Islamist allies. Egypt closed the border, opening it only rarely.

15:28 World
Tokyo Olympic golf course must give female members equal rights or lose event, says IOC

Kasumigaseki Country Club, a private golf course in Saitama prefecture, north-west of Tokyo, forbids women from becoming full members and from playing on Sundays.

14:28 World
HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges, including the sale of its operations in Brazil.

13:43 World
PC market stabilizes with solid fourth quarter shipments despite component shortages, according to IDC

Annually, shipments of traditional PCs slipped to 260 million units, down 5.7% from 2015. The first quarter of 2016 was still constrained by high inventory, free Windows 10 upgrades, and difficult comparisons to commercial replacements in 2014 that were fueled by the end of support for Windows XP. 

13:07 NKR
President Bako Sahakyan received members of the Armenian delegation headed by deputy speaker of the Republic of Armenia National Assembly Eduard Sharmazanov

who had arrived in Artsakh to carry out an observation mission at the Constitutional Referendum. Issues related to the cooperation between the two Armenian states, state-building process in the NKR, its domestic and foreign policies and regional trends were also touched upon during the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the NKR

12:41 World
Dan Carter loses sponsorship deal after drink driving charge

Carter, the all-time leading points scorer in Test rugby, was pulled over near the Champs-Élysées in the west of the French capital where he blew twice the legal limit.

12:02 World
HSBC's 2016 pre-tax profit slumps 62 percent; sets new $1 billion share buy-back

Europe's biggest bank by assets said on Tuesday profit before tax for 2016 fell to $7.1 billion from $18.87 billion in the previous year. That compared with the average analyst estimate of $14.4 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Source: Reuters

11:14 World
Wells Fargo fund business on the defensive amid sales scandal

A Reuters' review of minutes from about two dozen state and municipal pension board meetings across the country from October to December showed Wells Fargo wealth management executives offering apologies, weighing fee cuts and emphasizing their own controls on staff hiring and vetting.

10:47 World
David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia

The revelation comes after performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared physically unstable.

10:25 World
Former US law chief leads Uber probe

On Monday Uber boss Travis Kalanick sent an email to his employees with more information about the probe - and further plans the company has to address the issue.

20:39 World
After seven years of bailouts, Greeks sink yet deeper in poverty

Now more than half of her 332 euro ($350) monthly income goes to renting a tiny Athens apartment. The rest: bills.

20:08 World
Google and Bing to deprecate piracy websites

Illegally streamed live football matches and pirated films and music will be hidden under new plan to crackdown on pirating.

19:44 World
These Haitian refugees are stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border

Thousands of Haitian migrants are crowding the centers, hoping to cross the border into the U.S.
Source: Time

19:27 World
The 'best Ikea product of all time' costs $250

Engman has a connection with the product, since his father designed the sofa for IKEA back in the late 1970s.

19:06 World
Day Without Immigrants: More than a hundred US employees sacked for taking part in protest

The Day Without Immigrants protest shut down businesses across the US last week, but it didn’t come without consequences for employees who decided to take part in the demonstrations.

18:03 World
Driverless Roborace car crashes at speed in Buenos Aires

The unfortunate Devbot vehicle crashed out of the Roborace competition after misjudging a corner while travelling at high speed.

17:47 World
Woman says she was dismissed from London TV job for being too good looking

'I was wearing a shirt and trousers. I really didn’t think I looked inappropriate. Then he took my number, he suggested we go for a drink', said Emma Hulse.

16:38 World
Man drives hours every day in drought to bring water to wild animals

That would be Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua. And when he rumbles down the dusty road bearing some 3,000 gallons of fresh water, the elephants, buffalo, antelope and zebras come running.

15:45 World
9 incredible European cities that tourists overlook

From Genoa's medieval warren to Bucharest's underground raves, here are some of Europe's less obvious city breaks.
Source: The Independent

14:47 World
Kraft in swift reversal on Unilever bid, hitting shares

Kraft, which is backed by Warren Buffett and the private equity firm 3G, wanted to buy Unilever as part of its strategy to become a global consumer goods giant by buying competitors and cutting costs and jobs to drive profits.

14:26 World
Ecuador elections: Lenín Moreno facing runoff as 40% vote looks out of reach

Two surveys give the ruling party candidate the lead but it remains unclear whether there will be a second round.

14:02 World
North Korea killing: video appears to show attack on Kim Jong-nam

Japanese TV releases grainy footage purporting to show Kuala Lumpur attack as diplomatic spat between Malaysia and Pyongyang escalates.

13:43 World
Scientists to repeat 19th-century ship's crossing of polar ice cap

Ambitious Mosaic expedition will study weather patterns and life in melt ponds from vessel drifting with the ice current.

13:07 World
Uber launches 'urgent investigation' into sexual harassment claims

Move comes after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler wrote blog outlining allegations of discrimination and sexism at cab-hailing app company.

12:26 World
Kim Dotcom extradition to US can go ahead, New Zealand high court rules

Dotcom faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the US of piracy, which authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollars.

12:02 World
Ecuador election: Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno in lead

Mr Moreno has 38% of the vote with conservative Guillermo Lasso on 30%, based on 60% of returns.

11:15 World
Bogota explosion: Many injured in blast near bullring

Bogota authorities said at least 40 people were injured, including 28 men and 12 women. Many are believed to be officers deployed ahead of the protest.

10:47 World
Angelina Jolie on Cambodia, politics and a 'difficult year'

She said she hoped the film, which she directed, would help Cambodians to speak more openly about the trauma of the period.

10:26 World
McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member of Trump's party.

10:00 World
China bans all coal imports from North Korea amid growing tensions

Coal is North Korea's main export and an important source of foreign currency for its fragile economy. Most of North Korea's exported coal is shipped to China, its only major ally on the global stage.

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