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10:27 World
SoftBank invests in Mubadala's new $400 million European tech fund

Mubadala, which is a big investor in SoftBank’s Vision Fund, will use the fund to invest between $5 million and $30 million in European start-ups, FT reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter.

10:00 World
Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency through palm

Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, has been pushing for all diesel fuel used in the country to contain biodiesel to boost palm consumption, slash fuel imports, and narrow a yawning current account gap.

19:00 World
Deer in 24 states infected with chronic wasting disease

The disease affects the central nervous system and animals can show signs of drastic weight loss, lack of coordination and listlessness. It can make them more aggressive and less afraid of human contact, the center says.

18:38 World
The 'Salt Queen' working to transform the health of a nation

Dressed in a red boubou, a long traditional robe, Diouf cuts a striking figure in an otherwise muted landscape encrusted in white.

17:46 World
Chancellor Philip Hammond's visit to China not going ahead

There were plans for trade talks between Mr Hammond and senior Chinese government figures during the brief visit next week.

17:24 World
Scattered yellow vest protests against Macron, anti-Semitism

A few hundred people gathered peacefully Saturday on the Champs-Elysees, the stage of past rioting. 

17:00 World
Manchester United’s Under-23s defender Max Taylor has responded successfully to cancer treatment after undergoing chemotherapy

Taylor, who recently changed his name from Max Dunne, will continue to be carefully monitored despite the positive news, as everybody looks forward to seeing him wear the red shirt again.

16:16 World
International 'fake news' committee to demand testimony from tech giants

On Monday, the committee will invite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams, and WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton.

13:41 World
Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan

Pakistan has been playing an increasingly vital role in the Afghanistan peace talks, which have been gathering momentum in recent months amid a growing U.S. desire to pull out its troops.

13:28 NKR
President Bako Sahakyan signed a decree according to which for substantial contribution to the establishment

and development of the rescue service in Artsakh and in connection with his 70th birthday anniversary former head of the rescue service Aslan Grigoryan was awarded with the 'Mesrop Mashtots' order.
Press release

13:00 World
From Mesopotamia to West London, a 4,000-year history of the turban

But tracing the turban's origins back through history, we found that it was, at one time, also worn by Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Christians.

12:43 World
'Witches' marks' to ward off evil found in cave system

The significance of the signs, which had previously been written off as graffiti, was noted by eagle-eyed visitors to Creswell Crags in the East Midlands, central England.

12:29 World
Call to ban killer robots in wars

It says that autonomous weapons may malfunction in unpredictable ways and kill innocent people.

12:02 World
Emiliano Sala's funeral to take place in hometown in Argentina

The 28-year-old died when the plane he was in with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route from Nantes to Cardiff on 21 January.

11:38 World
Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

In their sentencing memo filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, prosecutors said Manafort, who is 69, deserves between 19.6 and 24.4 years in prison and a fine of between $50,000 and $24 million.

10:45 World
El Salvador supreme court overturns 30-year sentence for a teen rape victim

Evelyn Beatríz Hernández Cruz, 19, was found guilty in July 2017 of aggravated homicide after having a stillbirth.

10:27 World
U.S. backs India's right to self-defense over Kashmir attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a strong response after a Pakistan-based militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on a military convoy on Thursday that killed 44 paramilitary policemen.

10:00 World
Brazil arrests eight Vale employees in alleged cover-up in dam disaster

Police also executed 14 search warrants as part of the probe of the country’s deadliest mining disaster, prosecutors in the mining state of Minas Gerais said.

20:09 World
Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre

Carabinieri paramilitary police on Friday said they arrested Francesco Strangio a day earlier in a hideout in the town of Rose, in Calabria, the regional power base of the 'ndrangheta crime syndicate.

19:47 World
Dispatches from the bottom of Belize's Blue Hole

he Great Blue Hole is the world's largest sinkhole, measuring an incredible 300 meters (984 feet) across and roughly 125 meters (410 feet) deep.

19:24 World
Sergio Ramos facing Champions League ban for intentional booking at Ajax

The Real Madrid captain could now be banned from the first leg of the quarter-final after admitting he wanted to receive a yellow card during Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Ajax in Amsterdam.

18:16 World
Ferrari hope new SF90 F1 car will end 10-year title drought

Ferrari lost out to Mercedes in 2018 despite having a faster car at least as many times as their rivals, after a series of errors by Sebastian Vettel and the team.

17:45 World
Giant dinosaur trackway discovered in Queensland

The discovery was announced today by the Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones.

17:00 World
Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery

Images show Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on a throne-like seat flanked by four black women dressed in white.

16:38 World
UK school pupils take part in call for urgent action

Former UN climate chief says it is time to ‘heed voice of youth’ as thousands join protest.

16:16 World
Rising rapper YNW Melly grieved publicly for two friends. Police say he killed them

The arrest of YNW Melly, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, delivers a halt to what had been an up-and-coming career.

15:45 World
Spanish, Portuguese police make major cocaine seizure

Police said in a statement Friday the drug was headed to Spain and was captured when security forces from Portugal boarded a ship in the Atlantic, 150 miles (240 kilometers) off the Portuguese coast.

15:37 World
German security conference starting amid Iran deal friction

Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the U.S. delegation, set the tone in Warsaw on Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to "break" American sanctions on Iran and calling on them to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

15:01 World
Lloyds Bank hires Morgan Stanley banker Chalmers as CFO

Poaching Chalmers from Morgan Stanley will cost the bank 4.4 million pounds ($5.64 million) for the incoming CFO’s forfeited share awards.

14:44 World
The Great Fall of China! Tourists are seen slipping and struggling to walk on the icy stones of iconic landmark as freezing temperatures hit Beijing

Footage filmed during the Lunar New Year holiday shows tourists falling and struggling to walk along the famous fortress attraction after a layer of ice had formed on the stony surface.

14:26 World
Super-rare albino squirrel pictured in UK

Amateur snapper spots creature nibbling crab apple by Lincolnshire canal.

13:28 World
A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says

A Franklin County grand jury indicted seven people who worked as nurses in 2017 at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center in Columbus, Yost said in a news conference.

13:00 World
Colorado man who strangled mountain lion describes life-or-death struggle

Speaking for the first time publicly since the Feb. 4 incident that left him with still-visible lacerations on his neck and face, Travis Kauffman described for reporters the harrowing three-minute encounter.

12:43 NKR
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received secretary of the Republic of Armenia Security Council Armen Grigoryan

Issues related to the cooperation between the two Armenian republics in the security sphere were discussed during the meeting.
Source: Central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President

12:29 World
Australian couple grows giant vegetable

Rosemary Norwood and her husband, Sean Cadman, who live in the Tasmanian valley of Jackeys Marsh, began growing the giant vegetable in April last year at their eco-tourism guesthouse.

11:16 World
California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

Homes destroyed in mudslide as residents flee areas hit by last year’s wildfires, as system moves across US west.

10:45 World
Facebook may face multibillion-dollar US fine over privacy lapses

Company said to be negotiating settlement with FTC after revelations it inappropriately shared 87m users’ information.

10:27 World
Third suspect in Skripal poisoning is Russian GRU agent

A police officer was also sickened, and a woman who lived nearby died after her partner brought home a fake perfume bottle with what police say was the poison, discarded by the attackers.

10:00 World
Chance of a U.S. recession up, number of Fed rate hikes down

While financial markets have recovered from a deep sell-off late last year, the Feb 8-14 poll of over 110 economists showed a cut to the outlook for U.S. economic growth and the number of Fed rate hikes this year and next.

20:30 World
Dutch government warns of economic difficulties with Brexit 'monster'

Foreign Minister Stef Blok tweeted the picture of a giant monster mascot laying on his desk sporting a 'Brexit' T-shirt. 'Make sure Brexit doesn't sit – or lie – in your way,' Blok wrote.

20:09 World
A look at proposed amendments to Egypt's constitution

The amendments, backed by 485 lawmakers in the 596-seat chamber packed with el-Sissi supporters, include several other changes to the 2014 charter, which was adopted six months before el-Sissi was first elected.

19:47 World
Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct by several women

A report in the New York Times outlines a pattern of manipulative behaviour, including accusations of psychological abuse from his ex-wife, Mandy Moore.

19:24 World
Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million anti-Trump moonshot

The sum represents a floor, not a ceiling, on the billionaire’s potential spending to defeat the president in 2020.

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