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.

Rolls-Royce sticks to 2016 guidance, halves dividend 7:28am GMT

LONDON - Rolls-Royce left its 2016 guidance unchanged, in a show of stability after issuing three profit warnings last year, although it halved its dividend to shore up its finances during a slowdown in demand for some of its engines.

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 

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 

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 

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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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Evictees plight highlights Suu Kyi's challenges

The eviction of more than 2000 people in Myanmar highlight Suu Kyi's challenges as the country's new government. Julie Noce reports.

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