Upbeat ECB ready to start printing money next week

5:48pm GMT

NICOSIA/FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank said it will start printing money to buy bonds next Monday and delivered a robust economic outlook that will make it hard to extend the plan beyond its envisaged Sept. 2016 end-date. | Video

Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit as militia advance

6:44pm GMT

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive them from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns, a witness said.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he speaks to the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, February 20, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Cameron rules out head-to-head TV debates

British Prime Minister David Cameron rules out taking on opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband in a head-to-head televised debate ahead of the May 7 national election.  Full Article 

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters

Fears of UK campus radicalism rise

The identification last week of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as Mohammed Emwazi, a graduate of the University of Westminster in London, has intensified concerns about whether young Muslims are being radicalised on British campuses.  Full Article 

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Embedded wireless charging range launched

Samsung and IKEA hope their new embedded wireless charging products, launched at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, will tempt consumers eager for plugless power.  Video 

Male Afghan women's rights activists wearing burqas hold up a banner to show solidarity to Afghan women ahead of International Women's Day in Kabul March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan men don burqas, support women rights

KABUL - A group of Afghan men marched through Kabul to draw attention to women's rights by donning burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women.  Full Article 

Manchester United's Jonny Evans clashes with Newcastle's Papiss Cisse as referee Anthony Taylor intervenes. Action Images via Reuters / Lee SmithLivepic

FA charges Cisse and Evans for spitting

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse and Manchester United defender Jonny Evans will face charges of spitting at each other during a Premier League match.  Full Article 

Kerry tries to reassure Iran's Gulf rivals on nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offers assurances to Gulf Arab states who are concerned that Iran will gain from any agreement to end its nuclear ambitions. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.