News Headlines - 01 March 2016

Myanmar brings forward presidential vote - BBC News

The vote to appoint a new president in Myanmar has been brought forward by a week, to 10 March.
The move likely means an end to negotiations on whether the constitution could be amended so Aung San Suu Kyi could take the top job.

New York Stock Exchange owner ICE may gatecrash Deutsche Boerse-LSE merger | Reuters

New York Stock Exchange owner ICE said it may make a rival bid for London Stock Exchange, raising the prospect of a takeover battle with Deutsche Boerse and lifting LSE shares to a record high on Tuesday.

British manufacturing activity slumps to nearly three-year low | Reuters

British factories had their weakest month in nearly three years in February, a survey showed on Tuesday, raising a warning signal that the country's recovery from the financial crisis could be slowing further.

Peter Rabbit pops up on 50p coin dedicated to Beatrix Potter | Daily Express

The furry vegetable thief will feature on a special 50p piece to be released to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth in 1866.
Potter's children's book The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, the first to feature the character, was an instant success after being picked up in 1902 by British children's publisher Frederick Warne & Co.

WARNING: ​Asian hornets are heading to the UK and pose threat to bees and humans | Western Daily Press

Asian hornets (Vespa velutina) which can kill up to fifty honeybees each day to feed their larvae could soon reach the UK, experts have warned.
There is great concern as the hornets will pose a serious threat to native honeybees in the country as well as even humans.








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