Sunday, February 14, 2016

14-Feb-2016 14:34

VIDEO: Man who is blind can see like a bat :: Daniel Kish, who is completely blind, demonstrates how he uses a form of echolocation to describe what's inside a park he's never been to before.

Women write better code, study suggests :: Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men - but only if it is not obvious that the coders are female, new research suggests.

Go Figure: The week in numbers :: The week's big numbers, visualised

Coldplay sales surge after Super Bowl :: The band's A Head Full Of Dreams tops the album chart for the first time after their performance at the Super Bowl.

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads :: The week's best reads

Manifesto tracker: Economy :: How is the government doing on its manifesto commitments?

Islands' credit ratings downgraded :: The Jersey and Guernsey sovereign credit ratings are downgraded for the first time from AA+ to AA by Standard and Poor's.

Wall Street Weekahead - Late-day buying could be start of turnaround :: url:

Global shares gain as global economy fears ease; oil rallies :: url:

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope :: Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.

Support staff 'do teachers' work' :: Teacher shortages mean support staff are having to pick up work normally done by qualified teachers, suggests research by a union.

Week in pictures :: A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

Syria war: Tide turns Assad's way :: After six months of Russian air strikes on pro-US rebels, the scales have tipped dramatically in favour of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, says Middle East analyst Fawaz A Gerges.

U.S. OKs sale of 8 Lockheed F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan - Pentagon :: url:

Two girls fatally shot at Arizona school in apparent murder-suicide :: url:

India's retail inflation hits 17-month high, industrial output falls again :: url:

Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy stepping down :: url:

From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House? :: url:

China foreign minister urges U.S. caution on missile system :: url:

Death Toll in Taiwan Quake Rises to 113 - :: url:�QjCNFOjqXSuobdoQqQDdvpClmTjt0guA&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR779045902121&ei=VnrAVpjxK8jayQOnoJ3ACw&url=

Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue - media :: url:

'I expect great rugby from England' :: England have beefed up their ball carrying and can heed Eddie Jones' call to blow Italy away in the Six Nations, says Jeremy Guscott.

Bank of Baroda posts Q3 loss as bad loans surge :: url:

Divisive politics return as Modi eyes make-or-break state vote :: url:

Guillain-Barre on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO :: url:

South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park :: url:

Delhi's trafficked sex slaves face "sad" and "horrible" life - official :: url:

U.S. Defence Secretary says UK needs nuclear weapons for 'outsized' world role :: url:

VIDEO: Footage shows skate park construction :: Time-lapse footage reveals a fascinating insight into the creation of a "world Class" skate park in Hastings.

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba :: url:

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