An Indian minister vows to cut Pakistan off from the world as India mourns dozens of troops killed in Kashmir. Also: Spanish PM sets snap election for April and China closes Everest base camp to tourists.
Trump threatens rare emergency powers to fund border wall
President Trump hopes to avert a shutdown, but faces a legal challenge over his plans to invoke rarely used emergency powers to bypass the political process. Also, the British government has suffered another damaging parliamentary defeat on its Brexit plans, and a huge car bomb in Indian administered Kashmir kills at least forty police officers.
Pence urges Europe to withdraw from Iran nuclear pact
The US vice president has strongly criticised European states for what he calls attempts to break America's sanctions on Iran. Also: the EU has drafted new rules on using copyrighted material on the internet, and what is the formula for finding love on St Valentine's Day?
Two Syrian security agents arrested in Germany
Germany arrests two suspected members of President Assad's security network; President Trump says he's considering all options to solve the crisis in Venezuela; and NASA has declared that the Opportunity rover it sent to Mars fifteen years ago is officially dead.
Sudan: Evidence of human rights abuses committed by security forces
Footage shows masked security agents chasing and beating anti-government protesters. Witnesses say the agents then took the protestors to secret detention-centres.
Also, Thailand's Princess Ubolratana 'saddened' as she's disqualified from standing for Prime Minister, and scientists gain new insight into the life of one of the world's most endangered mammals - the Giant Pangolin.