Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 16 Feb 2016

1. Cameron in Brussels for EU negotiations

David Cameron is in Brussels today to meet the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and senior MEPs to discuss the changes he wants to make to the UK's membership of the European Union. The visit comes just ahead of a two-day EU summit in Paris which starts on Thursday - and could be critical for Cameron.

Remain-voting City lobby group calls for 'dramatic Brexit U-turn'

2. Air strikes on Syrian hospitals 'are war crimes'

France and Turkey say the air strikes on two hospitals and two schools in northern Syria yesterday, which Turkey says were carried out by Russia, are war crimes. As many as 50 people were killed, reports the United Nations. Medecins Sans Frontieres said its staff were killed in a "deliberate" attack.

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3. Former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies aged 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former United Nations secretary general, has died in hospital in Cairo after reportedly breaking his pelvis. He was 93. The first Arab to serve as head of the UN, he took office in 1992 and served one five-year term as the organisation faced challenges including the aftermath of the first Gulf War, genocide in Rwanda and the collapse of Yugoslavia.

4. Coldplay to headline Glastonbury - again

Coldplay have become the first headline act to be confirmed for this year's Glastonbury Festival. The British four-piece, who will close the festival on 26 June, will be the first band to top the bill four times after headlining in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Jeff Lynne and the ELO will also play, while other acts tipped to join the line-up include Adele, Muse, The Stone Roses and Foo Fighters.

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5. Grammy awards: Taylor Swift wins best album

Taylor Swift last night became the first woman to win the Grammy for best album twice after being honoured for last year's release, 1989. She took a thinly veiled swipe at rapper Kanye West in her acceptance speech. British singer Adele, meanwhile, suffered technical difficulties as she performed All I Ask and Lady Gaga sang a medley of David Bowie songs.

Grammys 2016: the winners, triumphs and bum notes

6. New plans to keep children away from web porn

The government has launched a public consultation of plans to implement age checks on pornographic websites, imposed by the sites themselves and monitored by internet service providers. Non-compliance would lead to fines. One security expert warns the plans would struggle to work for free sites.

7. 'Extraordinary' results for new cancer treatment

Tests in the United States of a new cancer treatment have given "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" results, doctors say. In one trial of the technique, which involves modifying patients' immune cells with molecules bred in mice, nine out of ten participants terminally ill with leukaemia saw their symptoms vanish.

Skin cancer: Breakthrough drug combination approved

8. Inflation figure rose to 0.3 per cent in January

Inflation rose to 0.3 per cent in January, a 12-month high, after smaller falls in fuel and food prices than a year ago. The Consumer Prices Index was up from 0.2 per cent in December. Oil prices have remained low - they fell more sharply in January 2015 than in January 2016 - and inflation is expected to remain under 1 per cent this year, making the chances of a rise in interest rates more remote.

9. German train crash 'caused by human error'

Last week's train crash in Bavaria, in which 11 people were killed, was down to human error, say German prosecutors. An area controller is alleged to have sent the two trains a wrong signal, resulting in the head-on crash. The prosecutors said they did not believe he acted deliberately and had tried to warn the drivers. The controller is likely to be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

10. Briefing: fear of violence stalks Uganda's election

On Thursday, 15 million Ugandans will vote on who they want leading their country. President Yoweri Museveni and the ruling National Resistance Movement have held power since taking control of the country in 1986. But

in recent weeks, human rights watchdogs have voiced alarm at an increase in violent rhetoric, warning of severe consequences against anyone who protests against the result. Museveni has a history of controversy and has

been accused of bribery, intimidation and violence.

Uganda elections 2016: will vote end with violent reprisals?

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