UK industrial output suffers biggest drop since 2012

British industrial output suffered its sharpest monthly drop in December since 2012 as warmer than usual weather curbed demand for electricity and gas and manufacturing continued its decline, denting hopes for improvement this year.

Financial stocks help FTSE bounce back 11:54am GMT

LONDON The FTSE 100 climbed on Wednesday, with Tesco gaining after an industry sales report and banks bouncing back on bargain-hunting after three straight sessions of losses.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts  at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Manchester, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump, Sanders ride anti-establishment tide

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coast to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest.  Full Article 

Traders work at their desks at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, January 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Banks face sell-off more savage than 2008

Big European bank stocks, mired by a seemingly endless list of investor concerns, are being sold-off more brutally than they were at the start of the financial crisis in 2008.  Full Article 

Jouralists take a test drive in a prototype of Google's own self-driving vehicle during a media preview of Google's current autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California September 29, 2015.  REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Google computers can qualify as drivers

WASHINGTON/DETROIT - U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.  Full Article 

A family of elephants walks after cooling themselves in a pond during a census at the Amboseli National Park, 290 km (188 miles) southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi, October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

How to trap poachers with their own technology

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania has made new breakthroughs in the fight against an increasingly rapacious elephant poaching trade by concentrating on the poachers' own technology – guns and phones – and using it against them.  Full Article 

Britain's Jessica Ennis talks to her coach Toni Minichiello during her women's heptathlon high jump Group A event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Ennis-Hill's coach concerned by Rio Zika threat

Britain should move its preparation camp for the Rio Olympic Games outside Brazil to minimise the risk of catching the Zika virus, Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach says, adding he would not encourage the reining heptathlon champion to defend her title.  Full Article | Related Story 

Tokyo, Seoul take action against Pyongyang

Japan, South Korea take diplomatic and economic action in response to North Korea's satellite launch. Katie Sargent reports.

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