Donald Trump: US becoming a ‘third-world country’

Fresh off his primary win in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump set his sights on South Carolina, on 10 February, the next state to hold a primary. While Trump had been expected to win New Hampshires nominating contest, he swamped the Republican field by almost 20 points, demonstrating that his passionate, anti-establishment supporters could be relied on to show up and vote when it counts. Feb 11, 2016

EU referendum: Lib Dem leader Tim Farron warns of Brexit

The NHS could be put under further pressure if the UK broke away from the EU, Tim Farron has suggested. The Liberal Democrat warned that elderly ex-pats, forced to return to Britain after a split from Brussels, would place a significant strain on public services. Feb 11, 2016

New Hampshire primary: Bernie Sanders victory ‘sends a message’

US Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders thanked his opponent Hillary Clinton during his victory speech after the New Hampshire primary on 9 February. Secretary Clinton called and was very gracious in her congratulations, I thank her for her call and I congratulate her and her supporters for the vigorous campaign they ran in New Hampshire, Sanders said. Feb 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporter faints at New Hampshire rally

A woman collapsed at a rally for US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on 8 February. The incident happened mid-way through his speech in Derry, New Hampshire, one day before the nations first primary contest. Feb 9, 2016

North Korea: Parade and fireworks celebrate rocket launch

North Koreans celebrated their controversial long-range rocket launch on 8 February with a vast parade and fireworks display. State-run television KRT showed video of thousands of Pyongyang citizens and soldiers along with high-ranking government officials attending the rally in the capital, the day after it launched a long-range rocket carrying what North Korea has called a satellite. Also broadcast by KRT was footage of North Koreans watching the about 10-minute-long fireworks display at Kim Il Sung square but their leader Kim Jong Un was not seen at the event. Feb 8, 2016