Sunday, February 19, 2017 

World News

Kraft Heinz drops Unilever takeover bid
Kraft Heinz "amicably" agrees to withdraw plans to buy Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever

Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS
The UN warns about the safety of up to 650,000 civilians in the IS stronghold.

Trump remark baffles Swedes
All was quiet in Sweden despite President Trump's suggestion of an attack in the country.

Ibrahimovic fires Man United through
Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United are made to work hard to beat Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round.

Thousands vie for Naked Man title in Japan
Thousands of men wearing just loincloths gathered at the Saidaiji Kannon-in Temple, Okayama, Japan for an annual festival.

African News

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed
Witnesses say the bomb went off in a part of the city popular with soldiers, civilians and traders.

The Gambia: President Barrow sworn in at packed stadium
Thousands witness Adama Barrow becoming the third Gambian president in history.

Dutch populist Geert Wilders talks of Moroccan 'scum'
Geert Wilders heads polls ahead of the 15 March election, but his lead is narrowing.

Even a dead Robert Mugabe could stand in Zimbabwe election - wife
Grace Mugabe says her husband. 92, is so popular voters would support him even if he were dead.

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta
Police say around 700 migrants, some with shears and clubs, tried to reach a Spanish territory.

Entertainment and Art News

Piers Morgan quits RTS awards after criticism
Piers Morgan stands down, saying he did not want to distract from programme makers' achievements.

Don Juan role shows David Tennant 'as you've never seen him before'
The actor's role in Don Juan in Soho will see him play 'an anti-hero', says writer and director Patrick Marber.

ICYMI: This week's entertainment stories
A round-up of some of this week's biggest entertainment stories.

What's up for best foreign language film?
Compared to only a few years ago the category is no longer a byword among Oscar voters for obscurity.

Twin Peaks actor Warren Frost dies at 91
A US actor from television shows Twin Peaks and Seinfeld has died after a long illness.


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