Plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria agreed

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

UK construction output slips in fourth-quarter despite December pick-up 9:36am GMT

LONDON - British construction output slipped more than expected in the fourth quarter, dragged down by reduced infrastructure spending despite housebuilding increasing at the fastest pace since the start of 2014.

Campaign workers blow up balloons advertising the Vote Leave campaign, who want Britain to leave the European Union (EU), at their offices in London, Britain,   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor   - RTX1Z54R

Brexit camp risks dashing its dream

Striding through a housing estate in the drizzle to hand out leaflets, 52-year-old builder Kevin Lovett throws up his arms in despair as he rails against the deceit he sees at the heart of the European Union.  Full Article | Factbox 

A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTX26H49

What's behind the global stock market selloff?

NEW YORK - Global stock markets are on their shakiest footing in years with investors fleeing stocks and running to safe-havens like bonds and gold. Here are some of the chief issues weighing on the market now.  Full Article | Video 

The exterior of Agostinho Neto Hospital, in Praia, Cape Verde, February 11, 2016.    REUTERS/Julio Rodrigues

Back to its roots: how Zika may threaten Africa

PRAIA/LONDON - Nearly 70 years after its discovery in mainland Africa, Zika is threatening to return to its roots - this time apparently in a changed form causing large-scale outbreaks.  Full Article 

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a seminar in Tokyo, Japan, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Yuya Shino - RTX2572Y

Japan seeks G20 response to market rout

TOKYO - Japanese policymakers say they will seek a global policy response from G20 nations to world market turbulence, as the country's central bank governor dismisses suggestions the rout is caused by the bank's new negative interest rate policy.  Full Article | Related Story 

Rugby Union - England Training - Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, Surrey - 10/2/16 England's players listen to Referee Wayne Barnes during training  Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

England set out to 'smack' Italy in Rome

PARIS - With only one Six Nations title since 2003, England should find themselves in pole position if they heed Eddie Jones' words and give Italy "a good hiding" on Sunday.  Full Article | Related Story 

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Restored Jimi Hendrix flat opens to public

The London apartment where Jimi Hendrix lived more than 45 years ago has opened to the public, restored to look just how the rock star used it.  Video | Full Article 

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Pope Francis departs for Cuba

Pope Francis leaves for a trip to Mexico, first stopping in Havana, Cuba for a meeting with Russia's orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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