With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy, and said his goal is to make “one or more huge acquisitions” of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N). In his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders, Buffett admitted that finding things to buy at a “sensible purchase ...

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Dozens killed or wounded in south Yemen suicide attacks-witnesses

ADEN (Reuters) – Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, witnesses and local medics said. They said the attacks appeared to have targeted a camp used by anti-terrorism forces in south-western Aden. Officials at the city’s main Jumhouriya hospital said the bodies of five victims, ...

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Chelmsford's homeless community voices shock at man's doorway death

Homeless people have told of their shock after a man died in a shop doorway during a night of freezing temperatures. The body of Rob O’Connor was found in Springfield Road, Chelmsford on Friday morning. Essex Police said Mr O’Connor’s death is being treated as unexplained. Although temperatures in the city dropped below 0C (32F) on the night of his ...

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James Brokenshire calls for greater awareness of lung cancer

Former Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said his recent lung cancer diagnosis took him “into some dark places”. The 50-year-old MP resigned from the role last month, saying he required surgery to remove a lesion on his lung. He has since had part of his right lung removed but returned work five days ago as a backbencher ...

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US 'considering names' for NI special envoy role

The US government is considering a list of people for the role of special envoy to Northern Ireland, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has said. “We’re reviewing some names with the White House as we currently speak,” he told a Washington news conference. The Trump administration has been urged to fill the post to boost efforts to help restore ...

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Freezing temperatures push up wholesale gas prices

Household energy bills could rise after a surge in wholesale gas prices sparked by the recent cold weather in the UK. Wholesale gas prices – which are strongly linked to supply and demand – have increased by 21% since the start of February and 14% in the past week. Temperatures are expected to dip to -6C (21.2F) in parts of ...

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Winter Olympics: Great Britain's women lose to Japan in bronze-medal match

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain’s women curlers missed out on a second successive Olympic bronze medal as they lost 5-3 to Japan on Saturday. Eve ...

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MP sorry for tweet alleging Corbyn worked for Czech spy

A Conservative MP has apologised for posting a tweet in which he said Jeremy Corbyn had passed British secrets to a spy from communist Czechoslovakia. Ben Bradley also donated an undisclosed sum to a charity supported by the Labour leader and agreed never to repeat the allegation, Labour said. He has agreed to say in a tweet: “I fully accept ...

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Black Panther is currently outperforming The Avengers at the box office

Black Panther outperformed The Avengers to become the highest-grossing MCU film in its first week.  The film took $292 million at the North American box office, $22 million more than The Avengers grossed in its first week in 2012. The film is still yet to open in several international markets, opening in China on 9 March, though the numbers are ...

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Tory MP forced to make grovelling apology to Jeremy Corbyn and 'substantial donation' to homeless charity over false spy claim

A Tory MP has been forced issue a grovelling apology and to make a “substantial” donation to charity after making false claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s links with communist spies. Ben Bradley, a Conservative Party vice chair, said his comments were “wholly untrue and false” and agreed to pay out an undisclosed sum to a homeless charity and a foodbank in his Mansfield constituency. ...

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