Einstein's gravitational waves detected

WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Scientists say they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesised by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.

Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria 3:33am GMT

MUNICH - Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.

A residential street is seen in Notting Hill in central London October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

UK surveyors report surge in activity

British property valuers report a surge of activity as property investors try to beat an increase in transaction taxes on rental investments coming into force in April.  Full Article 

People wave flags as members of operation team of Kwangmyongsong-4 long range rocket arrive at Pyongyang in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 10, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea under pressure but not ostracised

SEOUL - From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain business ties and friendly diplomatic relations with a dwindling number of Cold War-era friends.  Video | Full Article 

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Twitter disappoints investors

Twitter reports its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend.  Video | Full Article 

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Man United raises full-year earnings outlook

Manchester United raises its full-year adjusted core earnings expectations as it posts a 26.6 percent rise in second-quarter revenue.  Full Article | Related Story 

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British Vogue fetes 100 years

From Second World War photographs to shoots with famous models, British Vogue magazine marks its 100th birthday this year with an exhibition of fashion, beauty and portrait prints.  Video | Full Article 

52 killed in Mexican prison riot

A battle between rival drug gangs at a prison in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey has left 52 people dead, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another Mexican jail. Gavino Garay reports.

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